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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition

Book Description

A comprehensive reference presenting the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master, The AMA Handbook of Project Management compiles essays and advice from the field’s top professionals. Compatible with the most recent edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge® and featuring new data on the Project Management Office, the completely revised third edition shows readers how to: • Establish project goals • Implement planning on both the strategic and operational levels • Manage the project life cycle and meet objectives • Budget the project • Handle the transition from project idea to project reality • Manage political and resource issues Packed with research-based information and advice from experienced practitioners—as well as new information on agile project management, Six Sigma projects, the use of social media, and the alignment of strategy and projects—this guide is a vital resource for everyone involved in project tasks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Editors
  9. Chapter 1 What Is Project Management? Project Management Concepts and Methodologies
  10. Section One The Project Management Body of Knowledge: Comprehension and Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2 Bodies of Knowledge and Competency Standards in Project Management
    3. Chapter 3 Project Management Process Groups: Project Management Knowledge in Action
    4. Chapter 4 Initiation Strategies for Managing Major Projects
    5. Chapter 5 Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects
    6. Chapter 6 Controlling Costs and Schedule: Systems That Really Work
    7. Chapter 7 Project Management Integration in Practice
    8. Chapter 8 Project Scope Management in Practice
    9. Chapter 9 Time Management in Practice
    10. Chapter 10 Project Cost Management in Practice
    11. 10A Studies in Cost Management: Earned Value—An Integrated Project Management Approach
    12. Chapter 11 Project Quality Management in Practice
    13. 11A Studies in Project Quality Management: Achieving Business Excellence Using Baldrige, Business Process Management, Process Improvement and Project Management
    14. Chapter 12 Human Resource Management in Practice
    15. 12A Studies in Project Human Resource Management: Team Building and Interpersonal Skills
    16. 12B Studies in Project Human Resource Management: Leadership
    17. Chapter 13 Project Communications Management in Practice
    18. 13A Studies in Communications Management: Achieving Project Success Through Stakeholder Management
    19. Chapter 14 Risk Management in Practice
    20. Chapter 15 Project Procurement Management in Practice
    21. 15A Studies in Procurement Management: Managing to Avoid Claims
  11. Section Two The Profession of Project Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 16 Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam
    3. Chapter 17 Competency and Careers in Project Management
    4. Chapter 18 Project Management Ethics: Responsibility, Values, and Ethics in Project Environments
    5. Chapter 19 Professionalization of Project Management: What Does It Mean for Practice?
  12. Section Three Organizational Issues in Project Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 20 Projects: The Engine of Strategy Execution
    3. Chapter 21 Project Management: A Strategic Asset?
    4. Chapter 22 Enterprise Project Management: Elements and Deployment Issues
    5. Chapter 23 Project Portfolio Management: Principles and Best Practices
    6. Chapter 24 Measuring the Value of Project Management: A Measurement System
    7. Chapter 25 A Process of Organizational Change: From Bureaucracy to Project Management Orientation
    8. Chapter 26 Managing Multiple Projects: Balancing Time, Resources, and Objectives
    9. Chapter 27 The Project Office: Rationale and Implementation
  13. Section Four Issues and Ideas in Project Management Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 28 Dealing with Power and Politics in Project Management
    3. Chapter 29 Multiproject Constraint Management: The “Critical Chain” Approach
    4. Chapter 30 Communities of Practice and Project Management
    5. Chapter 31 Six Sigma and Project Management
    6. Chapter 32 Cultural Challenges in Managing International Projects
    7. Chapter 33 Social Media Tools: An Introduction to Their Role in Project Management
  14. Section Five Industry Applications of Project Management Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 34 Building Organizational Project Management Capability: Learning From Engineering and Construction
    3. Chapter 35 New Product Development: Issues for Project Management
    4. Chapter 36 Why IT Matters: Project Management for Information Technology
    5. Chapter 37 Applying Project Management Tools and Techniques in the Ecosystem Restoration Industry
    6. Chapter 38 Rescue Mission: Project Management in the Helping Professions
  15. About the Contributors
  16. Index