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Successful Project Management, 7th Edition

Jack Gido | Jim Clements | Rose Baker

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Teach students how to work successfully in today's project management environment with Gido/Clements/Baker's SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7th Edition. This best-selling product details how to organize and manage project teams -- from planning and scheduling to cost management. Revised content aligns with PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) to ensure best practices and covers project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects support an organization's strategic plan. Students practice effective communication while new cases inspire discussion and debate, and new real-world vignettes demonstrate how to apply concepts in the workplace. New MindTap digital option is available. Students are also able to work with today's popular Microsoft® Project 2016.

Jack Gido, Pennsylvania State University

Jack Gido was most recently Director of Economic and Workforce Development and Director of PennTAP, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, at Penn State University. In this position, he directed the program, obtained funding, and provided leadership for a statewide staff who provide technology assistance and workforce development to Pennsylvania business and industry to improve their global competitiveness. Jack has 20 years of industrial management experience, including the management of productivity improvement and technology development projects. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Jack is a member of the Project Management Institute and the former president of the Upstate New York Chapter, and he teaches courses on project management.

Jim Clements, Clemson University

Jim Clements currently serves as the 15th President of Clemson University. Prior to becoming President at Clemson University, Dr. Clements served as President of West Virginia University. Previously he was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Economic and Community Outreach, Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department, and the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor of Information Technology at Towson University. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.S. in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of more than 75 research publications. During the past 25 years, Dr. Clements has served as a consultant for a number of public and private organizations. He is also a four-time winner of the Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at Towson University.

Rose Baker, University of North Texas

Rose Baker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Technologies, College of Information, University of North Texas. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Texas, Dr. Baker was a faculty member and directed research and educational centers at Penn State University. She has led projects with local, state, and federal agencies; academic institutions; corporations and businesses; and non-profit organizations. Dr. Baker has more than 25 years of project management experience and has authored requests for proposals, competitive proposal submissions, research reports, and research publications. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and an M.Ed. in Adult Education Theory and Practice from Penn State University and earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College. Dr. Baker is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

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  • STRAIGHTFORWARD, ACCESSIBLE APPROACH REFLECTS STATE-OF-THE-ART CONCEPTS. The authors have applied their years of first-hand project management experience to create an engaging, inviting presentation that focuses on the latest techniques and applications w
  • COMPREHENSIVE CONTENT ADDRESSES EVERYTHING STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW TO WORK SUCCESSFULLY IN TODAY'S PROJECT ENVIRONMENT. Students learn the critical skills and knowledge they need to organize and manage effective project teams. This edition also emphasizes c
  • "LEARNING OUTCOMES" AND "CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR" BOXES HIGHLIGHT THE KEY POINTS WITHIN EACH CHAPTER. This edition helps students focus on each chapter's most important points as "Learning Outcomes" and "Critical Success Factors" provide brief overviews a
  • PROVEN END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALS ENABLE STUDENTS TO APPLY CHAPTER CONCEPTS IN WRITING AND ONLINE. A wealth of practical questions and effective Internet exercises encourage students to apply the concepts covered in the chapter within professional settings.
  • "REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING" QUESTIONS TEST STUDENTS' COMPREHENSION OF CONCEPTS. Useful questions designed to test understanding of key concepts are integrated throughout each chapter. "Reinforce Your Learning" questions ensure that students fully understand
  • COMPLETE TEACHING PACKAGE PROVIDES A WEALTH OF TIME-SAVING RESOURCES FOR COURSE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION. Discover a variety of time-saving support tools located on the Instructor's Companion Website for your convenience. Instructor Manuals for each c
  • WELL-ORGANIZED, FOCUSED CHAPTERS ALGIN WITH THE PMBOK APPROACH. To ensure that the concepts your students are learning reflect today's best practices within project management, the chapters are carefully structured to correspond seamlessly with the PMBOK
  • FUN AND ENGAGING CASES DEMONSTRATE KEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS AT WORK. Throughout this edition, cases place project management skills into practical context and prompt meaningful analysis and discussion among students.
  • DOWNLOADABLE TRIAL VERSION OF MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2016 PROVIDES PRACTICE WITH TODAY'S LEADING PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. Prepare students to work with the most up-to-date project management software available. Students can download a trial version of the

Successful Project Management


1. Project Management Concepts.
2. Identifying and Selecting Projects.
3. Developing Project Proposals.
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.
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.
Reinforce Your Learning Answers.