Teach your students everything they need to know to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment with Gido/Clements's SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 6E. This best-selling text details how to organize as well as manage effective project teams, from planning and scheduling to cost management.
Revised chapters closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach to ensure that students are learning today's best practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges acquaint students with issues such as project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan.
Students learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, and new real-world vignettes give students firsthand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice activities reinforce concepts critical to project management success.
Students also gain experience working with the latest version of today's most popular project management software--Microsoft® Project 2013. A trial version of this software is available for download on the student companion site to use with corresponding examples and exercises throughout this edition. SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 6E and its accompanying comprehensive instructor support package provide everything you and your students need to manage projects effectively in business today.
Table of Contents
1. Project Management Concepts.
Part I: INITIATING A PROJECT.
2. Identifying and Selecting Projects.
3. Developing Project Proposals.
Part II: PLANNING, PERFORMING, AND CONTROLLING A PROJECT.
4. Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence.
5. Developing the Schedule.
6. Resource Utilization.
7. Determining Costs, Budget and Earned Value.
8. Managing Risk.
9. Closing the Project.
Part III: PEOPLE: THE KEY TO PROJECT SUCCESS.
10. The Project Manager.
11. The Project Team.
12. Project Communication and Documentation.
13. Project Management Organizational Structures.
Appendix A: Project Management Information Systems.
Appendix B: Project Management Websites.
Appendix C: Project Management Associations around the Globe.
Appendix D: Acronyms.
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