Project Management

Project Management

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Project Management: The Managerial Process provides a holistic, integrative view of project management, with a focus on the above framework. It presents readers with a complete picture of project management - not only what to do and how to do it, but also why it is done. This international adaptation contains the valuable addition of local and regional cases and applications. The generic approach in this text ensures relevancy across all studies and industries for students, prospective project managers, project management practitioners, analysts, managers or those assigned to project teams.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 200 x 250 x 20mm | 1,254g
  • Australia
  • 1760421456
  • 9781760421458
  • 852,689

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Modern Project Management
Chapter 2: Organization strategy and Project Selection
Chapter 3: Organization: Structure and Culture
Chapter 4. Defining the Project
Chapter 5. Estimating Project Times and Costs
Chapter 6: Developing a Project Plan
Chapter 7: Managing Risk
Chapter 8: Scheduling Resources and Costs
Chapter 9: Reducing Project Duration
Chapter 10: Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager
Chapter 11: Managing Project Teams
Chapter 12: Outsourcing: Managing Interorganizational Relations
Chapter 13: Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation
Chapter 14: Project Closure
Chapter 15: International Projects
Chapter 16: Oversight
Chapter 17: An introduction to Agile Project Management
Chapter 18: Project Management Career Paths

Appendix One: Solutions for Selected Exercises
Appendix Two: Computer Project Exercises
Glossary
Acronyms
Project Management Equations
Index
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About Erik W. Larson

Professor of project management in the department of management, marketing, and international business at the College of Business, Oregon State University. He teaches executive, graduate, and undergraduate courses on project management, organizational behavior, and leadership. His research and consulting activities focus on project management. He has published numerous articles on matrix management, product development, and project partnering. He has been a member of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of the Project Management Institute since 1984. In 1995 he worked as a Fullbright scholar with faculty at the Krakow Academy of Economics on modernizing Polish business education. In 2005 he was a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received a B.A. in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and a Ph.D. in management from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a certified project management professional (PMP). Professor emeritus of management at the College of Business, Oregon State University. He continues to teach undergraduate and graduate project management courses overseas and in the United States; he has personally taught more than 100 executive development seminars and workshops. His research and consulting interests have been divided equally between operations management and project management; he has published numerous articles in these areas, plus a text on project management. He has also conducted research with colleagues in the International Project Management Association. Cliff has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1976 and was one of the founders of the Portland, Oregon, chapter. He has been the president of Project Management International, Inc. (a training and consulting firm specializing in project management) since 1977. He received his B.A. in economics and management from Millikin University, M.B.A. from Indiana University, and doctorate in operations management from the College of Business, University of Oregon.
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