- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,336,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Project Management: A Managerial Approach Hardcover – 28 Jan 2003
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From the Back Cover
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant book, perfect for my MBA course and it will help immensely in my exams. Very detailed and laid out perfectly.Published on 15 Jan. 2014 by iqbal kazi
was advised to buy this book to help with lectures but was so boring and didn't help in the slightest, would not recommendPublished on 9 May 2013 by RW
I would say If you want to know about the project management from starting to end then buy it...It has everything to develop your project management skills.Published on 22 Nov. 2009 by Mr. Saumil P. Shah
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