Project management can seem like an impossible task—things rarely go as planned. To manage a project, you need insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods. Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Seventh Edition helps you not only acquire these basic skills but prepares you to deal with the unexpected—which, as every good project manager knows, is always to be expected.
In this Seventh Edition of a must-read text, authors Jack Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr., draw from their own extensive experience in operations management to show you how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects. They familiarize you with:
Project Initiation, including strategic management, negotiation, and conflict management
Project Planning, from budgeting and cost estimating to scheduling and resource allocation
Project Execution, as you monitor and control your project, conduct audits, and understand how to terminate the project properly
Most of all, they prepare you for dealing with the numerous organizational, interpersonal, economic, and technical glitches that can create crises in the life cycle of every project.
With references to the major areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the PMI, this new edition keeps you current on such topics as Six-Sigma, ethics, charting and partnering, the role of the project management office, SAP, and Stage Gates. A free trial edition of Crystal Ball gives you hands-on experience with a key project management tool and the companion site (www.wiley.com/college/meredith) offers powerful resources for instructors and students. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
There are many better books on the market for project management; forget this one.Published on July 16 2004
This book handles all PM wk, covers basis,not for the contractor,or const. worker trying to be PM...in constructionPublished on March 5 2004 by henryeasy
I can not believe that PMI recommened this book for preparing for the PMP exam. It is not worth the money unless you know absoultely nothing about PM.Published on Oct. 15 2001 by JerryA
THERE IS A 4TH EDITION , YEAR 2000 USED BY US AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX IN PUERTO RICO. THE BOOK IS SO FRIENDLY BECAUSE IS FOCUSED TO MANAGERS IN ORDER TO MANAGE THE CYCLE OF LIFE... Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2000
Lastima que este en ingles,porque esta requete bueno. Lic.Oscar Rodriguez Z.Published on Sept. 28 1999