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Project Management
A Strategic Planning Approach
 
 
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26 Jan 2005
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Project Management is designed to appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying project management on a business degree. It provides a comprehensive overview of project management practice, while carefully balancing the unique aspects of project management curricula with the more general business skills, including quality, risk, teams, and leadership. The text includes a wide range of cases to connect the academic principles and the complexity of real-life projects. The text is also supported by web-based multiple choice questions, as well as in-text exercises and examples to illustrate the concepts and ideas throughout the book.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
http://www.palgrave.com/business/gardiner/home.htm


Description


Project Management is designed to appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying project management on a business degree. It provides a comprehensive overview of project management practice, while carefully balancing the unique aspects of project management curricula with the more general business skills, including quality, risk, teams, and leadership. The text includes a wide range of cases to connect the academic principles and the complexity of real-life projects. The text is also supported by web-based multiple choice questions, as well as in-text exercises and examples to illustrate the concepts and ideas throughout the book.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
http://www.palgrave.com/business/gardiner/home.htm


Reviews

"This is an excellent(!) introduction, well prepared and outstanding graphic support! I always forget about the importance of planning...but this book reminds me that 'planning can be fun'." - Dr Richard Mischak, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

"Overall, Project Management - a strategic planning approach is a valuable resource for all students and academics interested in Project Management ... Its format and written style contribute to makign reading this book an enjoyable experience." - D silva, Journal of the Operationanal Research Society


Contents

1. Introduction to Projects and Project Management
2. A Systems View of Project Management
3. The Strategic and Commercial Nature of Projects and Their Selection
4. The Project Manager, Sponsor and Other Stakeholders
5. Leadership, Motivation and Teambuilding
6. Project Environments, Organisation, Procurement and Integration
7. Project Initiation and Definition
8. Managing Risk and Quality
9. Estimating, Scheduling and Budgeting
10. Control, Closure and Continuous Improvement
11. Research Trends in Project Management
Appendices


Authors

Paul Gardiner is a Lecturer in the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK