[Includes CD-ROM, Media Edition]
By Harvey Maylor
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
412 Pages, Illustrated, 7 ½” x 9 ¾”
$99.50 Paper Original
Combining a strong academic approach with relevant practical cases, this text skillfully shows the range of issues that face project managers throughout the project cycle. This new Media Edition comes with a free CD Rom containing a 120 day trial version of Microsoft Project for students.
This edition is easier to use than ever before, with two color text design and more diagrams and figures to aid navigation and understanding. Extra teaching materials are available online for lecturers at http://www.booksites.net/maylor. Project Management is used extensively to accompany courses on undergraduate, masters and MBA programs, as well as for in-company training and for professionals wanting to bring themselves up-to-date with developments in the field.
2. Structures and frameworks
PHASE ONE - DEFINE THE PROJECT
3. Strategy and project management
4. Project definition
PHASE TWO - DESIGN THE PROJECT PROCESS
5. Time planning
6. Critical chain project management
7. Cost and quality planning
8. Plan analysis and risk management
PHASE THREE - DELIVER THE PROJECT (DO IT!)
9. Project organisation: structures and teams
10. Management and leadership in project environments
11. Control of projects
12. Supply chain issues
13. Problem-solving and decision-making
14. Project completion and review
15. Improving project performance
• Approaches the subject from a strategic perspective, covering both the role of projects in the execution of organisational strategy and the application of strategic principles in projects
• Covers a wide range of project settings, from the traditional large-scale industrial projects through to small-scale personal projects, in both service and manufacturing settings
• Considers projects as being a core business activity for most organisations
• Each chapter contains examples of Project Management in Practice as well as discussion questions, case studies and exercises
• Expanded coverage of structures and frameworks, strategy, planning and review
Dr Harvey Maylor is Lecturer in Operations and Project Management at the University of Bath School of Management, and a Visiting Professor at NIMBAS (Netherlands) and Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand). He is also a consultant and trainer in the area of project management, and has received funding for his research from industry, Government and the European Commission.
'For all involved in projects, it's a book that needs to be on your bookshelf, but better in your hand'.
Bob Saunders, Open University and Association for Project Management.
'A thorough introduction to project management. Highly recommended for use as an introductory course text'.
Paul Walley, Lecturer in Operations Management, Warwick Business School.
'A useful introduction to the subject for students, as it indicates the complexity of the subject and its importance in a wide range of industries'. -
Prof J.H.Rogerson, Dean of Engineering, Science and Manufacturing, Cranfield University
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