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Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By : Robert K. Wysocki
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Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By: Robert K. Wysocki

Overview of this book

There are so many things that can fail in a project. Failure to complete on time or maybe failure to stay under budget. Many projects fail to deliver a viable product that satisfies the needs of the customer. These and a multitude of other failures are usually the results of poor project management. Although there are many methods for managing projects, most are inadequately understood. Effective Project Management, Eighth Edition will teach you to use the most up-to-date tools and methods for project management. The book begins by explaining the project management landscape by answering questions, such as ‘what is a project’ and ‘what is a collaborative project team’. Then you’ll learn about traditional project management and its fundamentals as most would understand it from casual conversations and experiences. The final chapters give an in?depth presentation of the contemporary world of project management and five PMLC models, including hybrid project management. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned several techniques and best practices to successfully manage your project and avoid pitfalls.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
End User License Agreement
APPENDIX A: Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX C: Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly (PDQ)
APPENDIX D: Cited References

How to Use This Book

As I noted earlier in this introduction, EPM8e simultaneously accommodates the education, training, consultant, and practitioner markets.

Introductory (Chapters 1–10)

A good introductory 3‐credit undergraduate course or 3‐day training course would consist of Chapters 110. Chapters 110 introduce the tools, templates, and processes used by the contemporary project manager. These chapters are structured around the five Process Groups defined by the PMBOK® Sixth Edition.

Intermediate (Chapters 6–15)

A good upper‐division undergraduate or introductory graduate course or 3‐day intermediate training course would consist of Chapters 615. The prerequisite would be an introductory course in project management. However, my experience with training programs is not to have a prerequisite. I would recommend a 5‐day training course that covers Chapters 115.

Advanced (Chapters 11–15)

A good graduate level course would consist of Chapters 1115. For scheduling or topic interests, some subset from Chapters 1115 could be chosen. This would open the opportunity for more in‐depth coverage with supplemental readings and for course projects drawn from those chapters.