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Project Management

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Adrienne Watt

Pub Date: 2014

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Deborah Hommer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University Altoona on 2/2/18

I feel the book touches upon all the topics of a typical Project Management Book except use of a software tool like Microsoft Project. The book does not go into great detail on many of the project deliverables identified by PMI or PMD. Also... read more

 

Reviewed by Sang-Phil Kim, Assistant Professor, Winona State University on 6/21/17

Project management has soft skills and hard skills. Though the text covers all area and ideas of the subject it seems too concise, especially on hard/quantitative skills, such as critical path method (CPM), earned value analysis (EVA), and risk... read more

 

Reviewed by Ziko (Ziad) Rizk, Computer Systems Faculty, LinnBenton Community College (LBCC) on 6/21/17

The book covers the project management topic very well. The author begins the book with why businesses should leverage project management, then moves on to the project definition, the project life cycle, the Project Management Institute (PMI) and... read more

 

Reviewed by Dave Amato, Adjunct Instructor, Portland Community College on 6/21/17

I think the book does a pretty good job of this although I think the representative graphics were difficult to view as part of the book content. They are too small and required enlargement if you wanted to try to get anything out of them. read more

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
About the Book

  • 1. Project Management: Past and Present
  • 2. Project Management Overview
  • 3. The Project Life Cycle (Phases)
  • 4. Framework for Project Management
  • 5. Stakeholder Management
  • 6. Culture and Project Management
  • 7. Project Initiation
  • 8. Overview of Project Planning
  • 9. Scope Planning
  • 10. Project Schedule Planning
  • 11. Resource Planning
  • 12. Budget Planning
  • 13. Procurement Management
  • 14. Quality Planning
  • 15. Communication Planning
  • 16. Risk Management Planning
  • 17. Project Implementation Overview
  • 18. Project Completion
  • 19. Celebrate!

Appendix 1: Project Management PowerPoints
Appendix 2: Chapter Questions
Appendix 3: Chapter Audio Files
About the Author
Versioning History

About the Book

This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share.

About the Contributors

Author

Adrienne Watt holds a Computer Systems Diploma (BCIT), a Bachelors in Technology (BCIT) and a Master’s in Business Administration (City University).

Since 1989, Adrienne has worked as an educator and gained extensive experience developing and delivering business and technology curriculum to post-secondary students. During that time she ran a successful software development business. In the business she worked as an IT Professional in a variety of senior positions including Project Manager, Database Designer, Administrator and Business Analyst. Recently she has been exploring a wide range of technology related tools and processes to improve delivery methods and enhance learning for her students.