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Project Management: from Simple to Complex

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By Russell Darnall and John M. Preston

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In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager's ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this complex, virtual, and global environment.

This is not a standard textbook that was adapted to the new publishing paradigm; it was designed from the beginning to utilize its capabilities. The book is written in collaboration by an expert in Project Management—Russell Darnall—and an expert in writing instructional textbooks and using technology for communicating online—John Preston—to create a unique learning environment that prepares students to manage projects in a global, multicultural, and online environment.

Project Management from Simple to Complex features a new model for managing projects, as well as, exploration into the personal dynamics of project management and the role those dynamics play in project outcomes.

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Russell Darnall Walden University

Russell W. Darnall has more than fifteen years managing large projects in the U.S., Ireland, India, and South America. He was a reviewer on the 1996 edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) the helped standardize the definitions of the field. He has written two books on project management including The World's Greatest Project that was published by the Project Management Institute and is a sought-after speaker for International Conferences on project management. Darnall won the Educator of the Year award 2004-2005 from the South Carolina Technical Education Association.

John M. Preston Eastern Michigan University

John M. Preston is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University in the Technology Management program in the College of Technology. He has authored or co-authored more than sixty books on using computer software and on the impact of technology on society. His work includes portions of the Go! textbook series for MS Office 2003 and Computer Literacy for the IC3 2005 and 2009 standards using both MS Office and He wrote Computers in a Changing Society (2005) and Living Online (2009). Preston won the Educator of the Year award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in 1994.
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