Core Concepts: Project Management in Practice

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9780470088159: Core Concepts: Project Management in Practice

Get a concise, hands-on, and applied approach to project management with the new edition of Core Concepts.  The authors take a computer program orientation, focusing on doing Project Management.   They organize the book around the project management life cycle, provide you with essential project management concepts, and tie them into the Project Management Body of Knowledge (Project Management Institute runs the PMBOK certification program).   This edition includes revised discussion of the integration of parent organization's strategies into project selection and management; and greatly expanded coverage of risk management and assessment in the project management process.

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Develop effective project management skills...

Then put them into practice!

Offering streamlined coverage and an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 2nd Edition focuses on those technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. The authors clearly
explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a project's life-cycle––from selecting and initiating projects, to
scheduling and budgeting, to project monitoring and control, to termination.

You will learn practical and effective approaches to managing project teams, costs, resources, uncertainty, and deliverables of any type of project. With this hands-on guide, you can develop real-world project management skills that you can rely on wherever your career takes you.

This Second Edition features:

  • Trial versions of Microsoft Project and Crystal Ball (risk analysis software) that are packaged with the book.
  • New coverage of strategy, portfolio planning, and risk assessment.
  • Expanded discussion of uncertainty, risk management, and organization for risk management.
  • Expanded discussion of the organization of the project management office.
  • Real-world vignettes and cases for each chapter, including additional end-of-chapter problems and caselettes.
  • Icons that highlight references to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) material.

About the Author:

Professors Mantel and Meredith are the coauthors of two of the leading texts on Project Management: Project Management in Practice and Project Management: A Managerial Approach, with combined sales of over 275,000 copies. Professor Mantel is at the University of Cincinnati and Professor Meredith is at Wake Forest University.

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