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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 6th Edition edition (24 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471742775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471742777
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 2.6 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 645,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Know how to respond when things don’t fall into place.

Skydiving has its inherent risks. Even though a professional team, like the one depicted on the cover, can make skydiving seem perfectly choreographed; there are always uncertainties. Whether it’s getting a skydiving team into the air or a new product off the ground, no project has ever been completed exactly as planned.

With Meredith and Mantel’s Sixth Edition, you’ll not only learn how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects; you’ll also learn how to manage risks and uncertainties. Written from a managerial perspective, the text equips you with the quantitative skills, knowledge of organizational issues, and insights into human behavior that you need to do project management effectively.

Updated and revised, this edition features current coverage of topics such as:

  • Risk management
  • Lifecycle costing
  • Real options
  • Organizational process assets
  • Non–technical project terminations
  • The phase/quality–gate process
  • Requirements formulation analysis

Free trial version of Microsoft Project® and Crystal Ball®

This text includes a CD–ROM containing a 120–day trial version of Microsoft Project® and a student version of Crystal Ball®. Microsoft Project and Crystal Ball screenshots appear where relevant throughout the text. Additionally, a number of end–of–chapter exercises encourage you to apply these computer software packages to project management problems.

About the Author

Jack Meredith is currently Professor of Management & Broyhill Distinguished Scholar & Chair in Operations at the Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Meredith′s research has focused on the strategic and operational problems that managers face, particularly those concerning the management of advanced technology.  He received his BS and BSME at Oregon State University and his MBA and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Meredith has written eight books on operations management, project management and management science, including "Project Management" and "Operations Management for MBAs." He serves as outgoing editor in chief of the Journal of Operations Management. He received the school′s inaugural Cowan Research Prize in 2002, the Academy of Management′s 2003 Distinguished OM Scholar Award, and was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alberto on 29 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for Project Management module in my MSc course at Nottingham Uni. It was the main book reccomanded by the professor and it covers all the program taught, mainly: time estimation, cost estimation, risk management with some examples and case study. The software included is Microsoft Project and Crystal Ball and they are used in some examples. I'm happy with the book, is clear and useful. This edition is a bit old, but the newer aren't much different so I saw no point to spend more money for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Langford on 6 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is really helpful. I am an events management student and this has really helped the project management aspect of the course. Highly recommended. I would also advise buying PMBOK guide to read alongside it.A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
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By Ewok on 27 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Doing a single semerster subject on Project Management, this book was the recommended purchase.
To be honest, it's massive, and in-depth. But a bit too much. And over-priced.
I honestly didn't feel the need to use it much at all, and just mainly kept with the notes I got from my lecturer, with the odd reference to the book every now and then. So in that respect, a waste of money.

But, you do get a trial disc of Office Project 2007 - which is mainly why I bought it.
If my job wasn't paying for my college books, I would not have bought this book.

Note: there is a newer edition now as far as I know.
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By pavlo on 11 Nov. 2013
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I read a number of books on project management in a library and found this book the most useful among others. Ordered it for myself.
There is only one problem that really annoys me - there is a yellow label glued to the book. It seems that there is no way to remove this label without damaging the front cover.
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Love this book and all the items looks New and the price is cheaper than normal, recommended to student learning Engineering Management in Master Level
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