For project management courses. In its 5th Edition, Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage takes a contemporary, decisive, and business-oriented approach to teaching and learning project management. To promote a comprehensive, multi-industry understanding of the text, the author addresses project management theory within the context of a variety of successful organisations, whether they be publicly held, private, or nonprofit. Comprehensive case analysis and detailed exercises, including brand-new, contemporary case studies for the 5th Edition, give students the tools to assess projects in real time, while also leveraging the latest project management technology, including MS Project 2016.
1. Introduction: Why Project Management? 2. The Organizational Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture 3. Project Selection and Portfolio Management 4. Leadership and the Project Manager 5. Scope Management 6. Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation 7. Risk Management 8. Cost Estimation and Budgeting 9. Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path 10. Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks 11. Advanced Topics in Planning and Scheduling: Agile and Critical Chain 12. Resource Management 13. Project Evaluation and Control 14. Project Closeout and Termination Appendix A. The Cumulative Standard Normal Distribution Appendix B. Tutorial for MS Project 2016 Appendix C. Project Plan Template