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Project Management: A Managerial Approach Hardcover – 28 Jan 2003

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Revised edition edition (28 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471073237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849347313
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.4 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Putting a man on the moon, building the pyramids, even creating a robust database for a large organization... These might seem like impossible achievements, but they are all the results of carefully implemented project management techniques.

Taking a managerial approach, Meredith and Mantel′s text equips you with the insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and quantitative methods you need to do project management. You′ll learn how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects––from public works and engineering projects to information systems.

The text puts you in command of the latest thinking in the field, including:
∗ Strategic project management: Chapter 2 is now oriented toward using project selection as a major tool for achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.
∗ Risk manqagement: The authors discuss risk management throughout the text and explain how to evaluate risk using simulation software, such as Crystal Ball. In addition, the text is accompanied by a student version of Crystal Ball(r) 2002.
∗ Earned value: Chapter 10 features extensively expanded coverage of earned value and includes a detailed example that illustrates the calculation of earned value during the execution of a project.
∗ Project Management Office: Chapter 4 (Project Organization) contains substantial discussion of the Project Management Office. Additional references to this topic also appear throughout the text.
∗ Activity–on–node notation: Chapter 8 (Scheduling) has been reoriented to focus on activity–on–node notation, which is used in most of today′s software packages.

Includes a free trial version pf Microsoft Project 2002(r)!

A CD–ROM containing a 120–day free trial version of Microsoft Project 2002(r) and a student version pf Crystal Ball(r) 2002 accompanies the text. In addition, the text features new exercises in the end–of–chapter material that rely on he use of computer software. Microsoft Project and Excel printouts are updated and now integrated throughout the text where appropriate.

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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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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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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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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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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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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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