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Project Management in Practice, 5th Edition

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Offering streamlined coverage with an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 5th Edition focuses on the essentials of project management. This concise, hands-on text is ideal for a one semester project management course, or as a module on project management. This textbook is organized around the project management life cycle, and provides students with essential project management concepts while addressing an important area of industry growth: the use of projects to achieve the strategic goals of organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: The World of Project Management
    1. 1.1 WHAT IS A PROJECT?
    2. 1.2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT VS. GENERAL MANAGEMENT
    3. 1.3 WHAT IS MANAGED? THE THREE GOALS OF A PROJECT
    4. 1.4 THE LIFE CYCLES OF PROJECTS
    5. 1.5 SELECTING PROJECTS TO MEET ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES
    6. 1.6 THE PROJECT PORTFOLIO PROCESS
    7. 1.7 THE MATERIALS IN THIS TEXT
    8.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    9.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    10.     PROBLEMS
    11.     INCIDENT FOR DISCUSSION
    12. United Screen Printers
    13.     QUESTIONS
    14. Handstar Inc.
    15.     QUESTIONS
    16.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  8. Chapter 2: The Manager, the Organization, and the Team
    1. 2.1 THE PM'S ROLES
    2. 2.2 THE PM'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE PROJECT
    3. 2.3 SELECTION OF A PROJECT MANAGER
    4. 2.4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS A PROFESSION
    5. 2.5 FITTING PROJECTS INTO THE PARENT ORGANIZATION
    6. 2.6 THE PROJECT TEAM
    7. 2.7 MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS—BALANCING PLEASURE AND PAIN
    8.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    9.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    10.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    11. The Quantum Bank
    12.     QUESTIONS
    13. Southern Care Hospital
    14.     QUESTIONS
    15.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  9. Chapter 3: Project Activity and Risk Planning
    1. 3.1 THE BASIS OF A PROJECT PLAN—THE “PROJECT CHARTER”
    2. 3.2 THE PLANNING PROCESS—OVERVIEW
    3. 3.3 THE PLANNING PROCESS—NUTS AND BOLTS
    4. 3.4 MORE ON THE WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE AND OTHER AIDS
    5. 3.5 RISK MANAGEMENT
    6.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    7.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    8.     PROBLEMS
    9.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    10. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility—1
    11.     QUESTIONS
    12. John Wiley & Sons
    13.     QUESTIONS
    14. Samson University
    15.     QUESTIONS
    16.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  10. Chapter 4: Budgeting the Project
    1. 4.1 METHODS OF BUDGETING
    2. 4.2 COST ESTIMATING
    3. 4.3 IMPROVING COST ESTIMATES
    4. 4.4 BUDGET UNCERTAINTY AND PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
    5. 4.5 PROJECT RISK SIMULATION WITH CRYSTAL BALL ®
    6.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    7.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    8.     PROBLEMS
    9.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    10. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility Project Budget Development—2
    11.     QUESTIONS
    12. Photstat Inc.
    13.     QUESTIONS
    14. Building the Geddy's dream house
    15.     QUESTIONS
    16.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  11. Chapter 5: Scheduling the Project
    1. 5.1 PERT AND CPM NETWORKS
    2. 5.2 PROJECT UNCERTAINTY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
    3. 5.3 SIMULATION
    4. 5.4 THE GANTT CHART
    5. 5.5 EXTENSIONS TO PERT/CPM
    6.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    7.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    8.     PROBLEMS
    9.     DISCUSSION PROBLEM
    10.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    11. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility Program Plan—3
    12.     QUESTIONS
    13. NutriStar
    14.     QUESTIONS
    15. Launching E-Collar
    16.     QUESTIONS
    17.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  12. Chapter 6: Allocating Resources to the Project
    1. 6.1 EXPEDITING A PROJECT
    2. 6.2 RESOURCE LOADING
    3. 6.3 RESOURCE LEVELING
    4. 6.4 ALLOCATING SCARCE RESOURCES TO PROJECTS
    5. 6.5 ALLOCATING SCARCE RESOURCES TO SEVERAL PROJECTS
    6. 6.6 GOLDRATT'S CRITICAL CHAIN
    7.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    8.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    9.     PROBLEMS
    10.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    11. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility Resource Usage—4
    12.     QUESTIONS
    13. Charter Financial Bank
    14.     QUESTIONS
    15. Rand Contractors
    16.     QUESTIONS
    17.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  13. Chapter 7: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    1. 7.1 THE PLAN-MONITOR-CONTROL CYCLE
    2. 7.2 DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING
    3. 7.3 EARNED VALUE
    4. 7.4 PROJECT CONTROL
    5. 7.5 DESIGNING THE CONTROL SYSTEM
    6. 7.6 SCOPE CREEP AND CHANGE CONTROL
    7.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    8.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    9.     PROBLEMS
    10.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    11. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility Case—5
    12.     QUESTIONS
    13. Palmstar Enterprises, Inc.
    14.     QUESTIONS
    15. Peak Lighting, Inc.
    16.     QUESTIONS
    17.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  14. Chapter 8: Evaluating and Terminating the Project
    1. 8.1 EVALUATION
    2. 8.2 PROJECT AUDITING
    3. 8.3 PROJECT TERMINATION
    4.     REVIEW QUESTIONS
    5.     DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    6.     INCIDENTS FOR DISCUSSION
    7. St. Dismas Assisted Living Facility Case—6
    8.     QUESTIONS
    9. Datatech
    10.     QUESTIONS
    11. Ivory Tower Systems
    12.     QUESTIONS
    13.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  15. Appendix: Probability and Statistics
    1. A.1 PROBABILITY
    2. A.2 EVENT RELATIONSHIPS AND PROBABILITY LAWS
    3. A.3 STATISTICS
    4.     BIBLIOGRAPHY
  16. Index