A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and ControllingeBook - 2001
"This classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies, explore new cost control and risk management techniques . . . and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam."
—The Design-Build Institute of America
"This book is more like an encyclopedia of project management than simply a textbook . . . Once you've been through this text, it will become a well-used reference on your bookshelf. Somewhere inside, Dr. Kerzner has addressed at least a portion of whatever you're looking for."
—Dr. Don Shanfelt, PMP E-Commerce PM for WorldCom, and adjunct IT professor in Colorado Springs
Project management at its best—a banner edition of the landmark reference
This latest edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management brings outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management right up to date with the latest developments in the field. Written by one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject, it is essential reading for today's and tomorrow's professionals involved in project management. It covers every key aspect of the subject, from the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management. New features include:
- Up-to-date coverage of global project management, the project management maturity model, "six sigma", and conflict resolution modes
- Dozens of real-world case studies and hundreds of sample problems across a wide range of industries
This text for undergraduate and graduate courses in business and engineering covers basic principles and concepts of project management in depth, with 46 case studies and many sample problems across a range of industries. The structure of the text reflects the importance of behavioral rather than quantitative aspects of project management. Early chapters present core topics and deal with support functions and executive involvement. Later chapters look at quantitative issues such as planning and cost control, and cover more advanced topics such as managing cultural differences, quality management, concurrent engineering, and contracts and procurement. Kerzner teaches systems management at Baldwin-Wallace College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)