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Project Management: from Simple to Complex

By: 
Russell Darnall and John M. Preston
Version: 
1.1
Published: 
December 2012
Page Count: 
332
Online Access Price: 
$29.95
Full Color Book + Online Access Price: 
$49.95
ISBN: 
978-1-4533-5243-4

This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introduction to Project Management and leadership courses in technical fields, such as nursing, engineering, and computers.

Darnall and Preston wrote this textbook in order to instruct the reader about how to manage projects well. Within this text, the authors provide a tool for profiling a project based on the complexity of the project and described the different project management approaches needed for the difference in project profiles. The text addresses the challenges posed by various levels of project complexity; it includes an overview of project management, learning techniques developed by the authors to assess the complexity level of a project, provides a cognitive map to which the students can refer to, and students will also learn about the most complex part of project management—dealing with people.

  • Emphasis on project profiling.
  • New project management model that offers different perspective and provides fresh insights into available management approaches from start to finish.
  • Exploration of personal dynamics and the roles they play in project management.
  • Customizable.

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Russell darnall

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 OpenOffice.org. 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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