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The Essentials of Project Management, Third Edition

  • Published: October 2007
  • 218 Pages
  • Ashgate Publishing

In recent years organizations of all kinds have learned that project working, once considered significant only for engineering and construction companies, can help to ensure that the intended benefits of business change will be realized in full and on time. This development means that more people than ever before need to understand the basic process, language and purpose of project working. That awareness is important not only for those actually engaged in project work, in all sectors of industry and commerce, but also for senior managers, project sponsors and the other stakeholders.

The Essentials of Project Management is a primer distilled from Dennis Lock's comprehensive, successful and encyclopedic textbook, Project Management (now in its Ninth Edition). It provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them.

The text for the new edition has been completely restructured and largely rewritten, so that the sequence now READ MORE >

Introduction to project management
Defining the project task
Estimating the project costs
Managing risk
Organizing the project
Compiling the work breakdown structure
Planning the timescale
Scheduling project resources
Implementing the plan
Managing purchasing
Managing changes
Managing costs
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