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The second edition of Project Management in Practice: For Certificate IV and Diploma courses builds on the strengths of the popular first edition. Closely aligned to the units of competency in the Certificate IV and Diploma of Project Management training packages, as well as the PMBOK v6 industry standards, this new edition will continue to provide guidance to students and lecturers. Project Management in Practice 2e is accompanied by a comprehensive suite of online resources that will help build and enhance the practical skills required in project management.

*Includes two new chapters: The Scrum (Agile) approach and Project integration management

*New case scenarios: Snapshots from Practice

*New holistic case study that supports and complements chapters in the book

*End-of-chapter questions and exercises

*Comprehensive instructor's resource manual

*Comprehensive mapping to PMBOK v6 and to the units of the Certificate IV and Diploma of Project Management training packages

*Updated PowerPoints

*More supplementary resources online, including templates, appendices and additional exercises
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Product details

  • Book | 680 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 20mm | 1,409g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1743767323
  • 9781743767320
  • 351,146

Table of contents

PART 1 Setting the scene
1 Modern project management
2 Popular frameworks and methodologies

PART 2 Positioning projects
3 The Scrum (Agile) approach
4 Organisational strategy and project selection
5 Project organisational structures and cultures
6 Project integration management

PART 3 Defining and managing projects
7 Defining the scope of a project
8 Estimating time, costs and resources
9 Project schedule management
10 Project cost management
11 Progress and performance measurements
12 Project quality management
13 Project resource management
14 The project manager and project teams
15 Project stakeholder management
16 Project information and communications management
17 Project risk management
18 Project procurement management

PART 4 Project wrap-up
19 Project closure
20 Project management career paths (online)
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About Neil Pearson

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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