With 35,000 members around the globe and its own certification program, the Project Management Institute serves as a clearinghouse for the most up–to–the–minute information in this burgeoning field. Its Project Management Handbook brings together more than twenty–five experts from academia, consulting, and private industry to take a critical look at the state of the art and suggest ways to improve it.
In clear, accessible language these experts provide a comprehensive overview of the technical, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal elements of successful project management. They define the unique aspects of projects and the role they play in organizational success. 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 the major pitfalls to avoid.
For beginners hoping to build their knowledge about project management principles, those in mid–career looking to update their understanding of best practices, and seasoned professionals striving to benchmark their progress against standards set by the experts, this essential reference provides practical information on every page.
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).