Project Management: from Simple to ComplexVersion 2.0
By Russell Darnall and John M. Preston
- Emphasis on project profiling
- New project management model that offers a 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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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introduction to Project Management and leadership courses in technical fields, such as nursing, engineering, and computers.
Project Management addresses all of the project management fundamentals, while emphasizing the priorities of a project manager: managing client expectations, profiling projects, and understanding the technical aspects of managing a project.
New in This Version
- New chapter on the leadership skills needed by project managers, including a new model for determining the type of skills needed on projects based on industry and project profile
- Reflect The Project Management Institute's PMBOK 6.0
Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 2: Project Profiling
Chapter 3: Project Life Cycle, Process Groups, and the Organizational Structure of a Project
Chapter 4: Starting a Project
Chapter 5: Understanding and Meeting Stakeholder Expectations
Chapter 6: Working with People on Projects
Chapter 7: Project Communication Management
Chapter 8: Project Schedule Management
Chapter 9: Project Cost Management
Chapter 10: Project Quality Management
Chapter 11: Project Risk Management
Chapter 12: Project Procurement
Chapter 13: Managing Project Closure
Chapter 14: Project Management Skills
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