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.
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