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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

Linkages in the WBDC Model

In addition to the three environments described previously the WBDC model consists of a number of linkages that describe how these environments are integrated and function. They form a fully integrated and interdependent set.

Learning <‐> Business Linkages

This linkage provides yet another venue for learning and discovery by student teams. It is a two‐way linkage. Business executives will be invited to attend and speak in the classroom on topics of interest to the subject matter being studied or observe and critique team presentations. Businesses will reciprocate by inviting teams and students to visit them in the workplace. The teams might be making presentations during these visits or observing certain business meetings or activities. The students may be gathering data and information for the team for their WBDC project. Through this linkage business and academe will be fully integrated into the process of learning and discovery.