Students learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 3E. This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK® Guide and integrated with Microsoft® Project 2013. The book's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK® Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) if they choose.
Part I: ORGANIZING PROJECTS.
1. Introduction to Project Management.
2. Project Selection and Prioritization.
3. Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture, and Roles.
4. Chartering Projects.
Part II: PLANNING PROJECTS.
5. Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning.
6. Scope Planning.
7. Scheduling Projects.
8. Resourcing Projects.
9. Budgeting Projects.
10. Project Risk Planning.
11. Project Quality Planning and Project Kick-off.
Part III: PERFORMING PROJECTS.
12. Project Supply Chain Management.
13. Leading and Managing Project Teams.
14. Determining Project Progress and Results.
15. Finishing the Project and Realizing the Benefits.
Appendix A: PMP and CAPM Exam Prep Suggestions (online and in printed book).
Appendix B: Strengths Themes as Used in Project Management (online only).
Glossary Terms from the PMBOK® Guide.
"The textbook serves my course very well. It focuses more on applied project management instead of IT projects."— Loretta Beavers, Southwest Virginia Community College
"I've been using Kloppenborg since it first came out (having met [the author] at a conference while I was planning my course for the first time). I really like the book, which is why I have continued using it. I like that it is succinct, laid out intelligently, and includes good examples. . . . I even appreciate the typeface and page organization--it is much easier on the eyes than other texts which are much too densely packed. . . . As project management textbooks go, Kloppenborg's is very student friendly. I also like how it is so tightly connected to the PMBOK and to MS Project. . . ."— Reynold Byers, Arizona State University
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