Contemporary Project Management


Author: Timothy Kloppenborg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 516

Teach students to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 3E. This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2013. The book's focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft Project 2013, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, whether from working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose, all content in CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide. For quick reference, a list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK topics covered, and all glossary definitions are consistent with the PMBOK Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contemporary Project Management, Cengage Learning, 2012

Project Management


Author: South-Western Cengage Learning

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Computers

Page: 26

View: 6720

Contemporary Project Management: Organize / Plan / Perform, Second Edition Timothy J. Kloppenborg Vice President/Editorial Director: Jack W. Calhoun Senior Acquisition Editor: Charles McCormick Jr. Developmental Editor: Elizabeth Lowry Marketing Manager: Adam MarshSenior Marketing Communications Manager: Libby Shipp Production Manager: Jean Buttrom Senior Rights Acquisitions Specialist-Text/Image: John Hill Manufacturing Buyer: Miranda Klapper Senior Art Director: Stacy Shirley Content Project Management: PreMediaGlobal Production House/Compositor: PreMediaGlobal Cover Designer: Lou Ann Thesing Cover Image: © Shutterstock LLC/Mariola

Contemporary Project Management


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467293776

Category: Education

Page: 43

View: 8910

Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Project Management. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Right-Brain Project Management

A Complementary Approach


Author: B. Michael Aucoin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523095997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 1239

Right-Brain Project Management: A Complementary Approach looks at contemporary project management from a fresh perspective, exploring “right-brain" approaches that are intuitive and capitalize on natural human thinking and activity. Coupled with the logical and formal, or “left-brain," methodology associated with conventional project management, facilitation of right-brain functions offers a good range of techniques for project success. Presenting extensive research and the experiences of project managers who use right-brain approaches successfully, this book sheds a unique and hopeful light on conquering the challenges of contemporary projects. In this valuable resource, you will: •Explore the current landscape of project management, which highlights contemporary projects that are complex and aggressive •Examine topics that address how people grow and develop patterns of thinking and attitudes that have a profound effect on the management of projects •Consider what truly motivates people to get out of bed and right to their projects •Evaluate the profound changes that take place on projects and how to navigate those changes •Discover the seven principles of right-brain project management, founded on the powerful and rich processing capabilities of the right brain Learn how the successful project manager can become a whole-brain project manager by enlisting resources from both the right and the left sides, and how to further enhance project management by incorporating innovation and flexibility.

Project Management for Business Professionals

A Comprehensive Guide


Author: Joan Knutson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047103875X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 2822

No longer restricted to the engineering industry, project management has at long last crossed over to mainstream business. Project Management for Business Professionals is the definitive reference on the essentials of contemporary project management. Featured here are some of the foremost practitioners and researchers from academia, consulting, and private industry, sharing their various areas of project management expertise and providing a wide range of perspectives on everything from risk management to resource planning to ethics management. Focusing on both the technical and human sides of the field, this unique resource follows the main points of the "project management body of knowledge"-the certification standard of the Project Management Institute. The experts address the procedures and processes for planning and managing projects and explore project team/group dynamics, examining the interpersonal relations and the political and organizational considerations that can impact a project.

Project Management for Successful Product Innovation


Author: Alan Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351908448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 4648

This comprehensive book provides a complete guide to managing projects involving the development of new products. It aims to give the practising project manager an insight into the many processes that are involved in handling one of the most complex of industrial activities. The book is arranged in a logical sequence covering the development of project management, project management structures, aspects of planning, monitoring and control, economics and value management, design management, intellectual property issues and production start-up. Particular emphasis has been given to risk management which is recognized as both a difficult subject and also one of growing importance to today’s project manager, especially in product innovation. A complete explanation is given of the latest and most relevant techniques together with guidance as to where and how they should be applied. Where software tools are available these are named and, in some cases, brief descriptions are included; in all cases contact details of the vendors are provided.

Effective Project Management

Traditional, Agile, Extreme


Author: Robert K. Wysocki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118729315

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 1846

The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success. With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers. Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Project Management

A Contemporary Approach: Organize, Plan, Perform


Author: John S. Kloppenborg,Timothy J. Kloppenborg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780324657975

Category: Project management

Page: 449

View: 1344

Each chapter of PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH begins with a listing of the most important points you'll need to learn, and all materials, including end-of-chapter questions and problems and test questions, have been developed to correlate to a specific objective. In addition, all PMBOK(r) Guide knowledge areas and processes are specifically included, and glossary definitions are from the PMBOK(r) Guide. This consistency with the established standard gives you a leg up if you decide to become a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP(r)). Microsoft(r) Project 2007 is fully integrated into the fabric of seven chapters within the text, and techniques are demonstrated in both a by-hand fashion and automated using Microsoft(r) Project 2007, helping you grasp the concepts behind the technique. One section at the end of each chapter lists deliverables for you to create (in teams or individually) for a real project. Clean copies of all deliverables will help you demonstrate your project skills in job interviews.PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH includes proven methods developed over the past 50 years, as well as exciting new methods that are emerging from both industry and research.

Exploring the Complexity of Projects

Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice


Author: Svetlana Cicmil,Terry Cooke-Davies,Lynn Crawford,Kurt Richardson

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628251298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 91

View: 2080

Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice explores the process and findings of the implications of the complexity theory for project management theory and practice. The golden triangle (project deadline, budget and output) makes the standard definition of project management processes, skills and knowledge paradoxical and divorced from practice. This monograph contains research of management processes and capabilities in innovative project settings and highlights the challenges in contemporary project management practice. This research suggests that in order to define and conceptualize project complexity, the building blocks of project must be more properly defined. These include:• Individual and group relationships• Individual and group cohesion• Definition of key performance indicators• Sources of project failureIn practical terms, this research aims to propose and encourage a critical but constructive way of explaining, debating, and deliberating project management and project performance issues that can lead to a wider awareness, knowledge, and development of skills and competencies that match the complexity of projects as experienced by practitioners in contemporary organizations.In Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice, project managers will find the realities of project management and the strategies to incorporate the complexity of a project into the original scope.

Project Management Tools and Techniques

A Practical Guide


Author: Deborah Sater Carstens,Gary L. Richardson,Ronald B. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466515635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 5724

A combination of art and skill that results in the balancing of project objectives against restraints of time, budget, and quality, effective project management requires skill and experience as well as many tools and techniques. Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide describes these tools and techniques and how to use them, giving students the strong foundation they need to develop the skills and experience needed for a successful career in project management. The first five sections discuss a typical project life cycle, and beginning with an introduction to project management in terms of the role it plays in the organization and how a business case drives the process. From this starting point, the various planning and control-oriented techniques described evolve this process through the life cycle from scope development to completion. The final section closes the discussion with a group of more contemporary topics labeled "advanced." These are essential tools that need to be in wide use but are still evolving in practice. Most of the chapters supply sample questions and exercises to help with a review of the material. Each of the authors has extensive real-world experience in her or his respective professional areas with a combined experience of about 100 years. They have selected topics based on their valuation of the tool and its project management value. They present the material in such a way that the concepts can be applied to any project. Once this material is mastered, students will have a good overview regarding the basic planning and control actions required by a project manager. Also, this book will make a great reference guide that can be used by project managers and team members for years to come.

Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition


Author: Gary L. Richardson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482254972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 670

View: 934

Updated to reflect the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, the new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a practical and up-to-date overview of project management theory. Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition explains project management theory using language that is easy to understand. The book integrates the organizational environment that surrounds a project to supply the well-rounded knowledge of theories, organizational issues, and human behavior needed to manage real-world projects effectively. This edition includes a new chapter on Stakeholder Management, which is a new knowledge area covered in the new PMBOK® Guide. It also provides updated references and a new streamlined organization of chapters. There are several project-related model frameworks sponsored by PMI®, and many of these are covered in this text. Specifically, the book details: Work breakdown structures (WBS) Earned value management (EVM) Enterprise project management (EPMO) Portfolio management (PPM) Professional responsibility and ethics For many of the major sections, the PMI Global Accreditation curriculum learning objectives have been adapted with permission of PMI and used to guide the content. Filled with end-of-chapter questions, scheduling and budgeting problems, and scoping projects, this text is ideal for classroom use and essential reading for anyone seeking project management certification. The book also includes sample empirically oriented worksheets that demonstrate various management decision and analysis-oriented tools.

Microsoft Project 2013 für Dummies


Author: Cynthia Snyder Dionisio,Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527680756

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 2116

Projekte entwickeln, kontrollieren und optimieren Für alle, die MS Project 2013 einsetzen und damit jede Menge Zeit sparen wollen, ist dieses Buch genau das richtige. Locker und amüsant führen die Autorinnen Sie durch die zahlreichen Möglichkeiten des Programms wie Termine und Ressourcen managen, verschiedene Aufgaben koordinieren und Kostenpläne erstellen und zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie so nicht nur Zeit, sondern auch Nerven sparen können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie Projekte überwachen, Autofilter die Arbeit übernehmen lassen oder Was-wäre-wenn-Szenarios durchführen, sodass Sie Ihre Projekte schnell und kreativ zum gewünschten Erfolg führen.

Essentials of Construction Project Management


Author: Martin Loosemore

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1526

This book has been written as a text and reference for project management courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate building construction management courses, and quantity surveying, architecture and civil engineering programs. Its focus is on the application of important issues of project management in the construction industry.

Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know


Author: Vibrant Publishers


ISBN: 9781946383600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 1992

Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted To Know covers Project Management concepts in concise and easy-to-understand manner for both practicing and budding Project Managers.