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Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback) (John M. Nicholas & Herman
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Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition answers a need for improved project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the main bulk of the book is dedicated to the concepts and techniques of practical application, including project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project organization and all-important "people" aspects—project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management.
The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. Focusing on projects as goal oriented systems of interrelated components functioning in a larger environment, the book targets the ultimate purpose of project management—to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plans, to accomplish the overall project goal.
This new edition features:
- Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies
- New case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice
- New coverage of lean project management and agile project management
- Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI qualifications
- Extensive instructor support materials, including PowerPoint slides, exam questions and answers, case studies and links to further reading
With most competing project management texts focusing on generic, corporate, business projects, this book includes more case studies, examples and background on engineering and technology projects to put project management into context for subject specialists in these areas and better prepare business students looking to forge management careers in technical industries. Covering business, engineering and technology, and taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th editionis an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students on project management courses and for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.