Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition

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9780750683999: Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
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Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 3rd edition is a direct response to the ever-increasing need for better project management. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the main bulk of the book is dedicated to the concepts and techniques of practical application, including project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project organization and all-important "people" aspects--project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management.

The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. Focusing on projects as goal-oriented systems of interrelated components functioning in a larger environment, the book targets the ultimate purpose of project management--to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plans, to accomplish the overall project goal.

This new edition provides:

* A comprehensive, balanced view that emphasizes both the behavioral and quantitative sides of project management

* Methods, procedures and systems for defining, planning, scheduling, controlling and organizing project activities

* Methods and procedures for handling the organziational, managerial and human behavioral issues relevant to project management

* Tools and concepts of growing importance, including project methodology, the project management office, project portfolio management and international project management

* Over 100 examples and case studies to illustrate theory in practice

* Full instructor support package with PowerPoint slides and answers to all questions in the book when you log in to Elsevier's textbook site at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/companions/9780750683999

This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate university students, and for practicing managers in business, engineering and technology.

John Nicholas is Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, Loyola University, Chicago. He is an active teacher, writer and researcher in project management and manufacturing management.

Herman Steyn is Professor at the Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

* Takes a unique systems approach to project management, relevant to the management of virtually any kind of project, program or task force
* New case studies, including Proposal Evaluation for Apollo Spacecraft, The Big Dig: Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project and Maxim Corporation America
* New chapters on growing areas such as project methodology, the project management office, project portfolio management and international project management
* Full instructor support package with PowerPoint slides and answers to all questions in the book when you log in to Elsevier's textbook site at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/companions/9780750683999

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Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology 3e is a direct response to the ever-increasing need for better project management. This book encompasses the full range of project management everything from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications. Nicholas and Steyn describe the concepts and techniques such as project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project organization, and the often overlooked people side project leadership, team building, conflict, and stress management.
The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this book useful for managing virtually any kind of project, program, or task force. The book views a project as a goal-oriented system of interrelated components tasks and stakeholders functioning in a larger environment; the purpose of project management is to unify or integrate the components the interests, resources, work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plans to accomplish the project goal. A system is a collection of interrelated elements that in combination do something.

This new edition provides:

a comprehensive, balanced view that emphasizes both the behavioral and quantitative sides of project management.

essential tools to practise project management in the areas of system methodology; systems development process; management methods, procedures, and systems; and organization and human behavior.

the methods, procedures, and systems for defining, planning, scheduling, controlling, and organizing project activities.

the organizational, managerial, and human behavioral issues relevant to project management.

This textbook is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate university students, and for practicing managers in business, engineering, and technology. There are substantial website support materials for instructors with power point slides; exam questions and answers; case studies; teaching suggestions; useful websites; additional reading and teaching materials.
John Nicholas is Professor of information systems and operations management, Loyola University, Chicago. He is an active teacher, writer and researcher in project management and manufacturing management.
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Herman Steyn is Professor at the Department of Engineering and Technology Management University of Pretoria, South Africa

About the Author:

John Nicholas is professor of operations and project management and former associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. He is an active teacher, writer and researcher in project management and manufacturing management, conducts executive seminars and consults on project management and process improvement. He has authored numerous academic and technical publications and led projects for companies such as Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Bank America and Argonne National Laboratory. He has a BS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, an MBA in operations research from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in industrial engineering and applied behavioral science from Northwestern University.

Herman Steyn, PhD, is professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa where he specializes in project management He has been involved in project management in industry since 1975, has managed a variety of large and small engineering projects (system, product, and process development) in the minerals, defense and nuclear industries, and has also managed project portfolios. In 1996 he was appointed to his current position at the University of Pretoria where he initiated a masters' program in project management; currently the only Masters' program in Project Management on the African continent that is accredited by the PMI (USA). He also initiated and coordinates a comprehensive continuing-education program in project management that has been attended by more than 4000 people from 1997 to 2008. Besides teaching graduate courses, consulting, and conducting research in project management, over the last decade Herman has conducted more than 100 seminars and workshops on project management.

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