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Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 10th Edition

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 10th Edition

Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel Jr., Scott M. Shafer

ISBN: 978-1-119-36909-7

Oct 2017

544 pages

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$120.95

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Projects continue to grow larger, increasingly strategic, and more complex, with greater collaboration, instant feedback, specialization, and an ever-expanding list of stakeholders. Now more than ever, effective project management is critical for the success of any deliverable, and the demand for qualified Project Managers has leapt into nearly all sectors. Project Management provides a robust grounding in essentials of the field using a managerial approach to both fundamental concepts and real-world practice.

Designed for business students, this text follows the project life cycle from beginning to end to demonstrate what successful project management looks like on the ground. Expert discussion details specific techniques and applications, while guiding students through the diverse skill set required to select, initiate, execute, and evaluate today's projects. Insightful coverage of change management provides clear guidance on handling the organizational, interpersonal, economic, and technical glitches that can derail any project, while in-depth cases and real-world examples illustrate essential concepts in action.

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PREFACE v

1 Projects in Contemporary Organizations 1

PART I: PROJECT INITIATION

2 Strategic Management and Project Selection 28

3 The Project Manager 77

4 Managing Conflict and the Art of Negotiation 118

5 The Project in the Organizational Structure 145

PART II: PROJECT PLANNING

6 Activity Planning: Traditional and Agile 187

7 Budgeting and Risk Management 233

8 Scheduling 291

9 Resource Allocation 348

PART III: PROJECT EXECUTION

10 Monitoring and Information Systems 389

11 Project Control 421

12 Project Auditing 459

13 Project Closure and Benefits Realization 488

AUTHOR INDEX 511

SUBJECT INDEX 513

APPENDIX A Probability and Statistics (online)

APPENDIX B Answers to Even-Numbered Problems (online)

APPENDIX C Technological Forecasting (online)

APPENDIX D Creativity and Idea Generation (online)