Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Limited: 1 edition (29 Sept. 2016)
By: Robert MacIntosh (Editor)
Project management tools and techniques are an essential and integral part of all disciplines and industries. Project Management provides readers from different backgrounds with an essential toolkit to develop their knowledge, starting from the first principles progressing to a more complex understanding, with the help of an assortment of case studies, practical examples and numerical worked examples. Project Management is a user friendly guide to facilitate the learning of students regardless of their mode of study. In addition, practitioners and independent learners who are seeking to enhance their knowledge base and develop their project management skills will benefit from the practical approach adopted in this textbook: simplifying some of the challenging concepts and numerical aspects. This textbook comprises 12 chapters covering the key areas in the context of managing projects, providing a comprehensive overview of key project management skills and techniques including: * An exploration of soft and hard skills via theoretical explanation and real life cases studies: * Discussion of leadership theories and the challenges of managing multi-disciplinary project teams within varied organisational contexts, including virtual teams. * Thorough analysis and explanation of numerical techniques required for project financial appraisal, project cost estimating, budgeting, time scheduling (CPM), crashing and project performance measurement (EVA): * Recognition of varied project success criteria and the pros and cons of the traditional project man--agement methodology versus more contemporary approaches such as agile methodologies. To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/projmgmt for details. The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UK. About the Editors: Amos Haniff is Associate Professor of Project Management at Heriot Watt University, UK and Deputy Head of the Department of Business Management within the School of Management and Languages. Mohamed Salama is Associate Professor and Director of Corporate Executive Relations within the School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus.
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