Project Management: A Managerial Approach Hardcover – Dec 7 1999
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From the Back Cover
Putting a man on the moon, building the pyramids, even creating a robust database for a large organization... These might seem like impossible achievements, but they are all the results of carefully implemented project management techniques.
Taking a managerial approach, Meredith and Mantel's text equips you with the insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and quantitative methods you need to do project management. You'll learn how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects--from public works and engineering projects to information systems.
The text puts you in command of the latest thinking in the field, including:
* Strategic project management: Chapter 2 is now oriented toward using project selection as a major tool for achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.
* Risk manqagement: The authors discuss risk management throughout the text and explain how to evaluate risk using simulation software, such as Crystal Ball. In addition, the text is accompanied by a student version of Crystal Ball(r) 2002.
* Earned value: Chapter 10 features extensively expanded coverage of earned value and includes a detailed example that illustrates the calculation of earned value during the execution of a project.
* Project Management Office: Chapter 4 (Project Organization) contains substantial discussion of the Project Management Office. Additional references to this topic also appear throughout the text.
* Activity-on-node notation: Chapter 8 (Scheduling) has been reoriented to focus on activity-on-node notation, which is used in most of today's software packages.
Includes a free trial version pf Microsoft Project 2002(r)!
A CD-ROM containing a 120-day free trial version of Microsoft Project 2002(r) and a student version pf Crystal Ball(r) 2002 accompanies the text. In addition, the text features new exercises in the end-of-chapter material that rely on he use of computer software. Microsoft Project and Excel printouts are updated and now integrated throughout the text where appropriate. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
HOJJAT ADELI received his PhD from Stanford University in 1976. He is currently Professor of Engineering and a member of the Center for Cognitive Science at Ohio State University. A contributor to 40 research and scientific journals, he has authored over 250 research and scientific publications, including four pioneering books, and edited ten books in various areas of computer science and engineering. Professor Adeli is the Editor in Chief of the journal, Integrated Computer-aided Engineering. SHIH-LIN HUNG received his MS and PhD from Ohio State University in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China. He has authored thirteen papers in the areas of expert systems, neural networks, machine learning, and parallel processing. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is one book that I will definitely not sale back to the bookstore.
This book is not worth it!
I especially recommned it to IT project managers, precisley because it ISNT focused on IT. It is very informative to see how project management is carried out in other industries.
This book cant help but broaden your appreciation of this vitally important aspect of management.
The authors re-define "babble" in this book. It's quite a compendium of sleep inducing theory that never ends. They repeat and define concepts over and over. The chapters are a long and wordy. I can't wait till this semester is over so I can unload this hundred dollar tome of esoteric Project Management lexicon and "theory"..
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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
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