Project Management for Business Professionals : A Comprehensive Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-02
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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No longer restricted to the engineering industry, project management has at long last crossed over to mainstream business. Project Management for Business Professionals is the definitive reference on the essentials of contemporary project management. Featured here are some of the foremost practitioners and researchers from academia, consulting, and private industry, sharing their various areas of project management expertise and providing a wide range of perspectives on everything from risk management to resource planning to ethics management. Focusing on both the technical and human sides of the field, this unique resource follows the main points of the "project management body of knowledge"-the certification standard of the Project Management Institute. The experts address the procedures and processes for planning and managing projects and explore project team/group dynamics, examining the interpersonal relations and the political and organizational considerations that can impact a project.

Author Biography

JOAN KNUTSON is President of PMSI-Project Mentors, a part of the Provant solution. Knutson has been a platform trainer and currently spends much of her time writing, speaking at conferences and in-company symposia, and working with management to assist in implementing project management within their enterprises. She has developed courseware and computer-based training products that address the tools, techniques, processes, and human dimensions of project management. She is also the editor of the "Executive’s Notebook" column in the PM Network magazine published by the Project Management Institute and has published five books, including Succeeding in Project-Driven Organizations, to be published by Wiley in 2001, and Project Management: How to Plan and Manage Successful Projects.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x
Preface xiii
About the Contributors xx
Introduction 1(2)
Overview: The Discipline of Project Management
David I. Cleland
Transition: The Project-Driven Organization
Joan Knutson
PART I The Technical Track 31(268)
Portfolio Management: Overview and Best Practices
J. Kent Crawford
Scope Management: Do All That You Need and Just What You Need
Shlomo Globerson
Requirements Management: Addressing Customer Needs and Avoiding Scope Creep
J. Davidson Frame
Schedule Management: Seeing the Future by Mapping Out the Present
Carl Pritchard
Accounting and Financial Management: Finding the Project's Bottom Line
Frank Toney
Risk Management: Maximizing the Probability of Success
Richard E. Westney
Contracts and Procurement Management: Why Should You Care?
Rita Mulcahy
Earned Value Management: An Introduction
Joel M. Koppelman
Quentin W. Fleming
Information Management: For the Project Manager in an Information Age
Martin D. Hynes III
Project Closeout Management: More Than Simply Saying Good-Bye and Moving On
Terry Cooke-Davies
Multiple Project Management: Responding to the Challenge
John M. Nevison
Process Automation in Project Management: Today
Vickey Quinn
Computer-Aided Project Management: Tomorrow
Carl N. Belack
eBusiness Project Management: The Future Is Today
Danek Bienkowski
PART II The Human Dimensions Track 299(274)
Organizational Project Management: Concept
Richard Bauhaus
Creating a Professional Project Management Organization: Design
James J. Schneidmuller
Organizational Deployment of Project Management: The Next Big ``Aha'' for Corporate Project Leaders
Robert Storeygard
Professional and Personal Development Management: A Practical Approach to Education and Training
R. Max Wideman
Aaron J. Shenhar
Ethics Management: Are You Really Protected?
Catherine Daw
Conflict Management: Opportunity for Relationship Building and Effective Decisions
George Pitagorsky
Role Management: The Integrative Roles in Project Management
Russell D. Archibald
Culturally Diverse Management: A Vital Skill for Managing Global Projects
Vijay K. Verma
Expectations Management: Reconfirming Assumptions
Margery Mayer
Participative Management: Getting the Most from Your Team
Paula Martin
Karen Tate
Virtual Team Management: Building a Successful Virtual Team
Martha Haywood
Team Infrastructure Management: Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up
Daniel P. Ono
Russell D. Archibald
Team Management: Working Effectively
Hans J. Thamhain
Conclusion 573(14)
Project Management: The Future
Jeffrey K. Pinto
Index 587

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