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Successful Project Management [Hardcover]

Jack Gido , James Clements

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17 Mar 2011 0538478977 978-0538478977 5th Revised edition
Teach your students everything they need to know to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment with Gido/Clements' SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E. This best- selling text details how to organize as well as how to manage effective project teams, from planning and scheduling to cost management. Revised chapters now closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach to ensure your students are learning today's best practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges acquaint students with issues such as project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan, and more. Your students learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside of a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, while new real world vignettes give students first-hand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice and Internet exercises reinforce concepts critical to project management success. Your students also gain experience working with the latest version of today's most popular project management software -- Microsoftr Project 2010. A trial version of this software accompanies each new text with corresponding examples and exercises throughout this edition. A new CourseMate website features tutorials on Microsoftr Project 2010 as well as a complete, interactive eBook version of this edition and numerous teaching and learning tools. This leading SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E and its accompanying, comprehensive instructor support package provide all you and your students need to effectively manage projects in business today.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Ready for Prime Time 24 May 2012
By M. C. Worthington - Published on Amazon.com
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The authors of this book claim alignment / correlation to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK0 in reality, EVM sections do not align with current terminology used by the PMI and other reference material. Had this textbook not been required for a class, I would have returned it ASAP when it was apparent that this book needs serious updates.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The little book of Project Management 24 Jun 2012
By William Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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I was required to have this particular book for a course I am taking. This is the single most expensive textbook I have ever purchased for something so thin. If there were a ton of pages, it would not have been so bad...but again I am ripped off on the price. The content is inline with current beliefs and thoughts about the subject matter, it is well written, but if you do not have College level reading and comprehension, this is not the book for you. The book is very detailed and the end of chapter summaries again are very detailed-but you need to actually read the chapter to know what the summary is about.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Classic University Book 25 Feb 2013
By M. Piippo - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a project manager looking to improve on your craft this won't help. Overloaded with general and generic advice. I felt as if I was reading a cover bands version of the PMBOK.

If you are a student and paying for your own education, I'm sorry the system has failed you. The cursory overview this book provides isn't worth the amount of cash you are about to spend on it. A decent hour to two hour lecture could better prepare you for the real world.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 27 Jun 2014
By budding wordsmith - Published on Amazon.com
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Good book, tough course. excellent customer service. Thank you
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and practical 2 Oct 2013
By G. Hoke - Published on Amazon.com
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Caveat: The CD with MS Project on it is for a 60-day trial version, not the real thing. This is not clear in the online description.
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