Gower Handbook of Project Management

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Gower Handbook of Project Management

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This Handbook was the first APM Body of Knowledge Approved title for the Association for Project Management. Over the course of five editions, Gower Handbook of Project Management has become the definitive desk reference for project management practitioners. The Handbook gives an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. The team of expert contributors, selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge and skills required to manage projects, includes many of the most experienced and highly regarded international writers and practitioners. The Fifth Edition has been substantially restructured. All but two of the authors are new, reflecting the fast-changing and emerging perspectives on projects and their management. The four sections in the book describe: • Projects, their context, value and how they are connected to organizational strategy; • Performance: describing how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk and sustainability • Process: from start up to close down • Portfolio: the project and its relationship to the organization The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students.

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This book is intended as a handbook for project management practitioners. The aim is to give an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. A team of experienced practitioners have been selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge and skills required to manage projects. There are four parts:

* Projects: describing the context of projects in organizations, and their nature
* Performance: describing how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk, etc
* Process: describing the project management life-cycle and each stage of it
* People: describing how to manage the people working on projects.

This fourth edition builds on the successful structure of previous editions, and chapters have now been added on benefits management, requirements management, and project management maturity. The chapter of programme management has been split to recognise the difference between programmes and portfolios.

This latest edition of an encyclopedia for the discipline and profession of project management is a classic that no-one in the field should be without.

Also available as a CD ROM for readers who need to access the material via computer, either because they are working remotely from their library or because they find it an easier format to carry with them. Each chapter is supplied in .pdf format and can be accessed from a main menu.

About the Author:

Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the Lille School of Management and The Centre for Project Management in the Kemmy Business School, Limerick. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and Visiting Professor at Henley Management College. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management, and has written articles for journals, conferences and magazines. He lectures on and teaches project management world wide. Rodney was for twelve years a member of Council of the UK's Association for Project Management. He is now an Honorary Fellow and Vice President. He has also been President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association, the global federation of national associations in project management.

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