Put project management theory into practice
Reference book covers the advanced topics necessary for implementation of and excellence in project management.
Reference book covers the advanced topics necessary for implementation of and excellence in project management. Taking the basic principles and concepts of project management to the next level, the book converts theory into practice, addressing the application and implementation of the subject in the real world.
Essential reading for any professional involved in project management, the text covers a wide range of topics. Subjects include the growth of the field, methodologies, strategic planning, informal project management, training and education, and more. The book also contains commentaries from managers at leading corporations who share their decision-making processes.
Case studies highlight crucial project management issues, problems, and solutions. Among the companies described and discussed are Motorola, Nortel, Johnson Controls, Clark Faucet, Acorn Industries, and Cortez Plastics. Each chapter ends with a series of helpful learning aids, including discussion questions, puzzles, and multiple choice question review.
Written by a prominent educator, consultant, and seminar leader, the book is a logical sequel to the author's landmark Project Management text on project management basics.
Applied Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation by Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158-0012; 800-225-5945; www.wiley.com. 2000, hardbound, 534 pp. $65.
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