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Project Management

A Strategic Planning Approach

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 336
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08 July 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...

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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.

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Integrates theory and practice to help develop student skills in project management
The strategic focus of the text helps students to appreciate the 'bigger picture' as well as the finer detail of daytoday project management
Multiple choice questions, exercises and minicases enable students to interact with the material and practice their skills
Appropriate for use at a range of levels from undergraduate to MBA and specialist Master's degree programmes

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
. Estimating, Scheduling and Budgeting
10. Control, Closure and Continuous Improvement
11. Research Trends in Project Management
Appendices.

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

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

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