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Planning and Control Techniques incorporating PMBOK 6ed, APM BoK 6ed and the latest planning software. Project management systems approach for managing a range of projects – including industry 4.0 artificial intelligence (AI) projects.
Project Management Techniques (Third College Edition) has been written for the experienced project manager responsible for producing the project’s deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter. At this level, the project manager needs to know how to develop and manage a planning and control system that integrates all the team members, resources, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and components of the project. This book will help the project manager develop decision-making skills to trade-off conflicting parameters and individual plans to enable the project to converge on an optimum project plan, build-method and execution strategy. Reporting to the project sponsor or programme manager, the project manager is appointed as the project’s single point of responsibility and authorized to use company resources as outlined in the project charter.
The new edition of 'Project Management Techniques' (Third College Edition) is aligned to:
Fundamentals of Project Management 2nd edition has been written as a comprehensive explanation on how to use the special project management tools and techniques, processes, plans and methodologies. The text is supported with plenty of worked examples, exercises and multi choice questions (MCQs).
The content of this book has been updated to include the new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) sixth edition (2018) and the latest edition of the Association of Project Management's Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) sixth edition (2012).
Project Management in Perspective (second edition) introduces the fundamentals of project management.
The approach is interdisciplinary and ensures that the essential processes are thoroughly covered and relevant to various business contexts. The title is written for undergraduate courses offered by departments of Business Management and Logistics Management at universities and universities of technology.
Successful Project Management is intended for students as well as for working professionals and volunteers. The book is designed to present the essential skills readers need to make effective contributions and to have an immediate impact on the accomplishment of projects in which they are involved. It prepares students with marketable and transferrable skills and sends them into the workforce ready to apply project management knowledge and skills. Students using this text 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 the real-world vignettes, including local ones from South Africa and Africa, give students first-hand 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.
Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries.
First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.
This new edition features:
Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.
Project management for success takes a straightforward, outcomes-based, practical approach. As well as meeting the NQF requirements, the text is based on a new curriculum that has been reviewed in the public management and development field to improve relevance to demands from vocations in the public and private sectors.
The well-known and respected authors have written the text in an easily accessible manner for readers who are not studying in their home language. There are extensive illustrations, practical examples and activities which help readers come to grips with the issues under discussion. The assessments spread throughout the text are in line with the intended assessment practices for outcomes-based education. Assessment exercises are included to guide learners towards attaining the skills pertinent to each chapter.
The text covers the latest trends and legislation, presenting a wide range of project management topics, including the project management cycle; strategic goal achievement; the management of scope, integration, communication, time, human resources, quality, cost, procurement and risk; and project management for socio-economic development and software applications.
Features of the book are that it:
Project management for success is written for learners at technikons and universities, academics and practitioners in all spheres of government, NGOs and the private sector.
Gain a strong understanding of IT project management as you learn to apply today's most effective project management tools and techniques with the unique approach found in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This book emphasizes the latest developments and skills to help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams. While this edition reflect content from the latest the PMBOK (R) Guide, it goes well beyond the Guide to provide a meaningful context for project management. Hundreds of timely examples highlight IT projects, while quick quizzes, discussion questions, exercises, and ongoing cases reinforce your learning. Time-saving template files assist in completing tasks. Examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, an Agile case, MindView software, and a guide to using Microsoft Project 2013 help you master IT project management skills that are marketable around the globe.
Managers are faced with complex tasks all the time. Completing these tasks may require setting up and running a project or on other occasions it may need a short, structured action plan. A huge amount of approaches exist, in thousands of books, to help managers complete tasks. Occasionally, a manager has the time to go off and read a text on a topic like how to manage a project, but often they have an immediate requirement to do something now. There isn't time to plough through a project management book. Usually, all that is needed is a simple list of steps, a checklist that the manager can read to kick start them into action. The core contents of this book will follow a standard project management process - starting in initial concept identification, and going through to complete implementation. At each stage there are tasks and problems that face project managers, and for each identified task or problem there will be a checklist. Unlike normal project management texts, which are written to be read end-to-end, this book is designed to act as an everyday reference source that will be picked up and used every time the question "how do I ....." comes into the readers mind. The book will sit on a manager's desk at work and be referenced regularly. It will become as much an important supporting tool as a book to read.
In practice we see that projects often fail. People disagree, they change their minds, they learn as work progresses. The project develops into an important and influential organization with its own opinions. Researchers have for a long time pointed out the need for new approaches to project management. This book looks at project management from an organizational perspective. A project is a temporary organization, established by its base organization to carry out an assignment on its behalf. From this perspective, project management concerns basically the relationship between the permanent and the temporary organization. Inherent in the perspective is an understanding of the project's most important purpose, to facilitate another organization's progress. The assignment is about change and within a certain time limit. The book discusses how the foundation of the project, planning, organizing, controlling, leadership in an organizational perspective.
The project management workbook is a companion publication to the popular A guide to project management 2e by Gerrit van der Waldt and William Fox. The project management workbook consists of self-assessment questions and exercises, group activities and exercises, and guidelines for completing a summative assignment/portfolio of evidence based on the SAQA unit standards and chapter outcomes. The workbook has been developed to imitate real-life projects found within public and private-sector settings. Using The project management workbook in conjunction with A guide to project management 2e will enable students to apply newly learned skills and track their learning progress. It will also ensure that they are able to apply their learning in the workplace.
For senior undergraduate courses and first year graduate courses in Project Management found in engineering and business departments. Centering on theory and practice, this text presents tools and techniques most suited for modern project management. The authors show the relationship between project planning and implementation, from budgeting to scheduling and control. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering or business, this text is also a thorough reference for practitioners, managers, engineers and technology experts.
Helps you diagnose your project and identify the types of issues you are facing. It provides you with the methods, tools and framework you need to get your projects implemented. Written from your point of view, it accepts that your life is already busy and pulls out the core which yields big results.
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic guide. Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Management Works is a definitive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of organizational management. Learn whether it is more e ffective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity and how do you deal with di fferent personalities? Drawing on the latest theories and practices - and packed with graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts - this book explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. It is essential reading if you are an established or aspiring manager, or are studying a course in business or management. Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How Management Works shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start their own business, become a more effective leader, or simply learn more about the world of business and management
A Guide To Project Management is an invaluable resource for students and people in the workplace starting out in project management and for those who wish to improve their project management skills. The comprehensive, accessible text introduces concepts, guides readers through the necessary organisation skills and explores the use of technology.
For the second edition, A Guide To Project Management has been extensively updated to reflect changes in the processes and procedures of project management, global trends and international standards, and the expansion of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. A new chapter on project planning looks at tools and techniques, types of project planning and detailed steps to be taken during planning.
A companion publication, The Project Management Workbook, consisting of self-assessment questions, group activities, exercises and guidelines for completion of a summative assignment/portfolio of evidence based on SAQA Unit Standards and chapter outcomes, is now also available.
Get projects done on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency - fully updated UK edition! In today's time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you'll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control. Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project's start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You'll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you'll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you'll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. * Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems * Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques * Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project * Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning If you're a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.
Project Management, 8e provides a holistic and realistic approach to Project Management that combines the human aspect and culture of an organization with the tools and methods used It covers concepts and skills used to propose, plan secure resources, budget and lead project teams to successful completion of projects. this text is not only on how the management process works, but also, and more importantly, on why it works. It's not intended to specialize by industry type or project scope, rather it is written for the individual who will be required to manage a variety of projects in a variety of organizational settings. 8e was written for a broad range of audiences including, project managers, students, analysts and Project Management Institute Members preparing for certification exams. The digital component, Connect, now has enhanced algorithmic problems, Application Based Activities, SmartBook 2.0 and Practice Operations, a game-based 3D operations management simulation.
The first edition of the "Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development," published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development.
Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context.
"The Code of Practice" will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.
Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex ProjectsChartered Institute of BuildingPaperback, 978 1 4443 3493 7The Design Manager's HandbookJohn EynonPaperback, 978 0 4706 7402 4
International Construction Contracts: A HandbookWilliam GodwinPaperback, 978 0 470 65572 6
'Full of compelling advice on how to lead more effectively by choosing your words more wisely' - ADAM GRANT, author of Originals and Give and Take FT Book of the Month Your words matter more than you think Most of us use the language we inherited from a time when workers worked with their hands and managers worked with their heads. Today, your people do much more than simply follow orders. They contribute to performance and solve problems, and it's time we updated our language to reflect that. In Leadership Is Language, former US Navy captain L. David Marquet offers a radical playbook to empower your people and put your team on a path to continuous improvement. The framework will help you achieve the right balance between deliberation and action, and take bold risks without endangering your mission. Among other things, you'll learn: * How to avoid the seven common sins of questioning, from binary questions (should we do A or B?) to self-affirming questions (B is the better option, right?) * Why you should vote first, then discuss, when deciding on a plan with your team, rather than voting after discussion * Why it's better to give your people information instead of instructions As a submarine captain, Marquet used his counterintuitive model of leadership to turn the worst-performing submarine crew into the best-performing one in the fleet, a story he recounted in his bestselling book Turn the Ship Around! Now, in Leadership Is Language, he draws on a wide range of examples, from the 2017 Oscars Best Picture mishap to the tragic sinking of the SS El Faro, to show you exactly how the words you use (and don't use) impact how your people contribute.
Project management in education and training is a resource for education students, educators, policy makers and authorities in the education, training and skills development arena. The title will enable the successful implementation of education and training projects, such as school fundraising, implementing Curriculum 2005 and Adult Basic Education and Training projects, assessing staff and successfully implementing any training programme. It also contributes to long-term, sustainable skills development through a holistic, lifelong approach to learning.
A guide to passing operations, project and quality management may be the catalyst for an exciting career. The new viewpoint and changing positive perception of operations. Management make it a more popular subject than ever before. The conventional technical and engineering approach to production management is now replaced by a fresh body of knowledge, helping the broad business sector (service providers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, inexperienced students and corporate managers) to obtain the fundamentals and basics of living by creating, producing and adding value. The principles of operations, project and quality management are central to all managers irrespective of their job or level of management, because they all create (being creative beings) for their internal and external customers. No student in management of the business environment should be without the body of knowledge covered in this guide. It is a cost-effective investment that will answer questions you may never even have thought of.
This work introduces Practical Project Management Methodology (P2M2), an international joint venture developed by three experienced project managers the provide useful steps applicable throughout the life cycle of a variety of projects. It covers areas from leading, defining and planning to organizing, controlling and closing. The two disks include 21 prepared forms and 300 activities for use in Microsoft Excel and Project for Windows.
"This book is of the kind you always wanted but didn't think would or could ever exist: the universal field theory of problem solving." Tom Sommerlatte Typically today's tasks in management and consulting include project management, running workshops and strategic work - all complex activities, which require a multitude of skills and competencies. This standard work, which is also well accepted amongst consultants, gives you a reference or cookbook-style access to the most important tools, including a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness. In this considerably enlarged third edition, Nicolai Andler presents 152 of such tools, grouped into task-specific categories: Definition of a Situation/Problem - Information Gathering - Creativity - Information Consolidation - Goal Setting - Strategic, Technical and Organisational Analysis - Evaluation and Decision Making - Project Management. Checklists and Application Scenarios further enhance the use of this toolbox. Information provided by this book is: - comprehensive and sufficiently wide in scope, combined with a practical level of detail without being too academic - reliable and proven in numerous real implemented cases - easy to apply due to many different search options, checklists, application scenarios and guiding instructions. Written by a professional consultant, business analyst and business coach, this book is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or who are active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general, both in business and engineering: business coaches and management trainers, workshop moderators, consultants and managers, project managers, lecturers and students.
This comprehensive and accessible Handbook presents state-of-the-art research on the decision-making processes in the deliverance of mega-projects - large infrastructure projects for the transportation of people and/or goods. The expert contributors explore how decisions are made at different stages in mega-projects and the multi-actor relationships between public and private partners. They evaluate the perspectives and pitfalls in determining the costs and benefits of a mega-project ex ante, and examine the wider impacts of mega-projects, including issues such as regional growth, energy transition and climate change. Although the focus is on the advanced economies of North America, Europe, and Australia, much of the material is useful for other parts of the world where large transport infrastructure projects are currently underway or will be developed in the coming years. Providing crucial background information for those who want to understand decision-making processes on large transport infrastructure projects, this fascinating Handbook will prove an important source of information for academics, researchers and students in the fields of transport, infrastructure, project management, management science, economic analysis (cost-benefit analysis), public policy, environmental policy and ethics. Practitioners, politicians and policymakers involved in large transport infrastructure projects will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.
Practical, proven techniques for managing today's smaller, more mission-critical projects
Managers who can bring projects in on time, under budget, and within specs are among the most valuable and marketable in today's project-driven environment. "Just Enough Project Management"-- written by globally renowned project management authority Curtis R. Cook--is a quick-hitting, no-nonsense pocket guide on how to successfully handle projects of any size, in any environment.
This versatile book's one-of-a-kind, customizable templates free managers from the time-consuming process of having to reinvent basic techniques and methods from one project to the next. Valuable for projects of every size, but especially helpful for today's newer breed of tighter, more focused projects, "Just Enough Project Management "will help project managers achieve: Greater bottom-line performance Dramatically improved team morale Long-term competitive advantage
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