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The Project Management Institute Project Management Handbook. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217774
  • Book
  • October 1998
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Definitive Guide to the Field's Best PracticesIn recent years, project management has become a profession unto itself. And with a membership numbering in the tens of thousands, the Project Management Institute is the organization that's setting the profession's standards. In this authoritative handbook, more than twenty-five top experts from academia, consulting, and private industry define the current state of project management and detail for readers all of the practical elements that constitute a superior practice. In clear, accessible language, these experts provide a comprehensive overview of the technical, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal elements of successful project management. They detail the essentials of project planning--from risk management to resource allocation to scheduling. They describe the team-building, motivational, and conflict-management challenges that project leaders face. And they delineate critical success factors as well as major pitfalls to avoid. At last, project managers across all industries can readily reference the best practices of their profession and benchmark their skills against those of their most accomplished colleagues.
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Foreword.

Preface.

The Author.

THE PROJECT CONTEXT.

1. Key Issues in Project Management (Peter W. G. Morris).

2. Strategic Project Management (David Clelend).

3. Managing the Black Boxes of the Project Environment (Rolf A. Lundin & Anders Soderholm).

4. Stakeholder Management (David I. Cleland).

5. Developing Winning Proposals (Joan Knutson).

6. Organizational Structure and Project Management (Robert C. Ford & W. Alan Randolph).

SCOPE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING.

7. Project Scope Management (Jeffery K. Pinto).

8. Methods of Selecting and Evaluating Projects (Dorla A. Evans & William E. Sounder).

9. Project Risk Management (R. Max Widerman).

10. Work Breakdown Structures (Gene R. Simmons & Christopher M. Lucarelli).

11. Network Planning and Scheduling (Jack Gido & James P. Clements).

12. Schedule Control (Jack Gido & James P. Clements).

13. Project Resource Planning (Marie Scotto).

14. Closing Out the Project (J. Davidson Frame).

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

15. The Project Manager (Barry Z. Posner & James M. Kouzes).

16. Power, Politics, and Project Management (Jeffrey K. Pinto).

17. Team Building (Hans J. Thamhain).

18. Cross-Functional Cooperation (David Wilemon).

19. Project Leadership (David F. Caldwell & Barry Z. Posner).

20. Project Team Motivation (Peg Thoms).

21. Negotiation Skills (John M. Magenau).

22. Conflict Management (Vijay K. Verma).

INTEGRATIVE ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

23. Critical Success Factors (Jeffrey K. Pinto & Dennis P. Slevin).

24. Four Failures in Project Management (Kenneth G. Cooper).

25. The Future of Project Management (Jeffrey K. Pinto).

Notes.

Index.
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Jeffrey K. Pinto
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