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Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 8th Edition

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 8th Edition

Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel Jr.

ISBN: 978-0-470-53302-4

Aug 2011

600 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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As the use of project management to accomplish organizational goals continues to grow, skills related to understanding human behavior, evaluating organizational issues, and using quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management.

Meredith and Mantel have drawn from experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the reader how to build skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.

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Chapter 1 Projects in Contemporary Organizations 1

Chapter 2 Strategic Management and Project Selection 41

Chapter 3 The Project Manager 101

Chapter 4 Managing Conflict and the Art of Negotiation 145

Chapter 5 The Project in the Organizational Structure 175

Chapter 6 Project Activity and Risk Planning 221

Chapter 7 Budgeting : Estimating Costs and Risks 285

Chapter 8 Scheduling 335

Chapter 9 Resource Allocation 387

Chapter 10 Monitoring and Information Systems 437

Chapter 11 Project Control 475

Chapter 12 Project Auditing 521

Chapter 13 Project Termination 551

Photo and Copyright Credits 575

Name Index 577

Subject Index 582

Significantly Revised Chapter 6: The chapter, now titled Project Activity and Risk Planning, combines most of the risk discussion and techniques into a single chapter.
Simulating Costs with Crystal Ball: Discussion of simulating costs with Crystal Ball has been moved from Chapter 2 to Chapter 7 in order to give the student more time to process the subject.
PMBOK Coverage: Increased discussion of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and identification of where in PMBOK certain topics are covered.
The Project Life Cycle: Remains the primary organizational guideline of the book.
Crystal Ball Software: A registration card is packaged with the text, giving students access to a free 140-day trial edition of Crystal Ball. Schools adopting the text also can obtain access to the full version of Microsoft Project through Wiley's MSDNAA partnership.
Change Management: The task of the project manager to handle change is introduced throughout the text with references to the organizational, interpersonal, economic, and technical glitches that create crises in the life cycle of every project.