Organizations Through the Eyes of a Project Manager

Organizations Through the Eyes of a Project Manager

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For undergraduate introductory courses in Project Management.

Offering thorough and practical project management material aimed at the undergraduate, this text covers every aspect of the project management discipline. The text material prepares students for the Project+ certification examination offered by CompTIA and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) offered by the Project Management Institute. The text enables users to understand and actively participate in the management of IT and small software or electro-mechanical system development projects, preparing them for entry-level positions as junior project managers.
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  • Hardback | 317 pages
  • 193.04 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130339717
  • 9780130339713

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"Organizations Through the Eyes of a Project Manager" introduces readers to project-based information technology, manufacturing, and research and development business environments. Giving them both business and industry vocabulary, this text assists readers in preparing for CompTIA's Project+ certification examination and the Certified Associate Certificate in Project Management offered by the Project Management Institute. The text helps prepare readers to step into a new profession with an understanding of their employer's expectations. Other topics include project management organization, management concepts, project planning, time management, estimation, cost, communications, quality, risk, tracking, reporting, and procurement. Other features include: The text views professional organizations through the eyes of a project manager, creating a balanced approach.It familiarizes readers with ethical issues that arise in both business and industry. End-of-chapter questions help to promote discussions and serve to sensitize readers to the moral dimensions of an organization's issues.A free CD containing a 120-day trial version of Microsoft Project 2002 is enclosed.
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Table of contents

1. Organizational Expectations and Professionalism.

2. The Organization.

3. Project Management: Organizational Overview.

4. Management Concepts.

5. Project Planning.

6. Project Time Management.

7. Project Estimation and Cost.

8. Project Communication.

9. Quality.

10. Project Risk.

11. Project Tracking, Reporting, and Procurement.

12. Epilogue.

Appendix 1: Typical Employee Performance Appraisal Forms.

Appendix 2: Ethical Codes of Selected Professional Organizations.

Appendix 3: Wilderness Survival Answer and Rationale Sheet.

Appendix 4: ISO 9000 Quality Management Principles.


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About Harvey F. Hoffman

Harvey F. Hoffman. During the first year of my tenure as the dean of technology at Technical Career Institutes (TCI), I spoke with human resource personnel from more than 20 companies that hired the college's graduates. Each company representative praised the technical abilities of the TO students, but indicated that the students needed to improve their social skills and their understanding of an organization's operation. The department chairs and I discussed the type of course that would help our students, and the outline for this book evolved. The book reflects my experiences as an engineer, department manager, and project manager in my 30-year career in industry.
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