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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

By Harold Kerzner

Gives detailed coverage of each members responsibility as well as each step of the project and what needs to be done

Price: $99.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9781119165354
Year: 2017
Binding:
Publisher: Wiley


Known as the “Project Management Bible” this is a practical guide that will help you in all aspects of project management. It gives detailed coverage of each members responsibility as well as each step of the project and what needs to be done.

 

Table of Contents

 

  1. Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Project Management
    3. Defining Project Success
    4. Trade-Offs and Competing Constraints
    5. The Entry-Level Project Manager
    6. The Talent Triangle
    7. Technology-Based Projects
    8. The Project Manager-Line Manager Interface
    9. Defining the Project Manager’s Role
    10. Defining the Functional Manager’s Role
    11. Defining the Functional Employee’s Role
    12. Defining the Executive’s Role
    13. Working with Executives
    14. Committee Sponsorship/Governance
    15. The Project Manager as the Planning Agent
    16. Project Champion
    17. Project-Driven versus Non-Project-Driven Organizations
    18. Marketing in the Project-Driven Organization
    19. Classification of Projects
    20. Location of the Project Manager
    21. Differing Views of Project Management
    22. Public-Sector Project Management
    23. International Project Management
    24. Concurrent Engineering: A Project Management Approach
    25. Added Value
    26. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    27. Problems
    28. Williams Machine Tool Company

 

  1. Project Management Growth: Concepts and Definitions
    1. Introduction
    2. The Evolution of Project Management: 1945-2017
    3. Resistance to Change
    4. Systems, Programs, and Projects: A Definition
    5. Product versus Project Management: A Definition
    6. Maturity and Excellence: A Definition
    7. Informal Project Management: A Definition
    8. The Many Faces of Success
    9. The Many Faces of Failure
    10. Causes of Project Failure
    11. Degrees of Success and Failure
    12. The Stage-Gate Process
    13. Project Life Cycles
    14. Gate Review Meetings (Project Closure)
    15. Engagement Project Management
    16. Project Management Methodologies: A Definition
    17. From Enterprise Project Management Methodologies to Frameworks
    18. Methodologies Can Fail
    19. Organizational Change Management and Corporate Cultures
    20. Benefits Harvesting and Cultural Change
    21. Agile and Adaptive Project Management Cultures
    22. Project Management Intellectual Property
    23. Systems Thinking
    24. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    25. Problems
    26. Creating a Methodology

 

  1. Organizational Structures
    1. Introduction
    2. Organizational Work Flow
    3. Traditional (Classical) Organization
    4. Matrix Organizational Form
    5. Modification of Matrix Structures
    6. The Strong, Weak, or Balanced Matrix
    7. Project Management Offices
    8. Selecting the Organizational Form
    9. Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Project Management
    10. Transitional Management
    11. Seven Fallacies that Delay Project Management Maturity
    12. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    13. Problems

 

  1. Organizing and Staffing the Project Office and Team
    1. Introduction
    2. The Staffing Environment
    3. Selecting the Project Manager: an Executive Decision
    4. Skill Requirements for Project and Program Managers
    5. Special Cases in Project Manager Selection
    6. Today’s Project Managers
    7. Duties and Job Descriptions
    8. The Organizational Staffing Process
    9. The Project Office
    10. The Functional Team
    11. The Project Organizational Chart
    12. Selecting the Project Management Implementation Team
    13. Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers
    14. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    15. Problems

 

  1. Management Functions
    1. Introduction
    2. Controlling
    3. Directing
    4. Project Authority
    5. Interpersonal Influences
    6. Barriers to Project Team Development
    7. Suggestions for Handling the Newly Formed Team
    8. Team Building as an Ongoing Process
    9. Leadership in a Project Environment
    10. Value-Based Project Leadership
    11. Transformational Project Management Leadership
    12. Organizational Impact
    13. Employee-Manager Problems
    14. General Management Pitfalls
    15. Time Management Pitfalls
    16. Management Policies and Procedures
    17. Human Behavior Education
    18. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    19. Problems
    20. The Trophy Project
    21. McRoy Aerospace
    22. The Poor Worker
    23. The Prima Donna
    24. The Reluctant Workers
    25. Leadership Effectiveness (A)
    26. Leadership Effectiveness (B)
    27. Motivational Questionnaire

 

  1. Communications Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Modeling the Communications Environment
    3. The Project Managers as a Communicator
    4. Project Review Meetings
    5. Project Management Bottlenecks
    6. Active Listening
    7. Communication Traps
    8. Project Problem Solving
    9. Brainstorming
    10. Predicting the Outcome of a Decision
    11. Facilitation
    12. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    13. Problems
    14. Communication Failures
    15. The Team Meeting

 

  1. Conflicts
    1. Introduction
    2. The Conflict Environment
    3. Types of Conflicts
    4. Conflict Resolution
    5. The Management of Conflicts
    6. Conflict Resolution Modes
    7. Understanding Superior, Subordinate, and Functional Conflicts
    8. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    9. Problems
    10. Facilities Scheduling at Mayer Manufacturing
    11. Telestar International
    12. Handling Conflict in Project Management

 

  1. Special Topics
    1. Introduction
    2. Performance Measurement
    3. Financial Compensation and Rewards
    4. Effective Project Management in the Small Business Organization
    5. Mega Projects
    6. Morality, Ethics, and the Corporate Culture
    7. Professional Responsibilities
    8. Internal and External Partnerships
    9. Training and Education
    10. Integrated Product/Project Teams
    11. Virtual Project Teams
    12. Managing Innovation Projects
    13. Agile Project Management
    14. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    15. Problems
    16. Is it Fraud?

 

  1. The Variables for Success
    1. Introduction
    2. Predicting Project Success
    3. Project Management Effectiveness
    4. Expectations
    5. 4 Lessons Learned
    6. Understanding Best Practices
    7. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    8. Problems
    9. Radiance International

 

  1. Working with Executives
    1. Introduction
    2. The Project Sponsor
    3. Handling Disagreements with the Sponsor
    4. The Collective Belief
    5. The Exit Champion
    6. The In-House Representatives
    7. Stakeholder Relations Management
    8. Project Portfolio Management
    9. Politics
    10. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    11. Problems
    12. The Prioritization of Projects
    13. The Irresponsible Sponsors
    14. Selling Executives on Project Management

 

  1. Planning
    1. Introduction
    2. Business Case
    3. Validating the Assumptions
    4. Validating the Objectives
    5. General Planning
    6. Life-Cycle Phases
    7. Life-Cycle Milestones
    8. Kickoff Meetings
    9. Understanding Participants’ Roles
    10. Establishing Project Objectives
    11. The Statement of Work
    12. Project Specifications
    13. Data Item Milestone Schedules
    14. Work Breakdown Structure
    15. Wbs Decomposition Problems
    16. Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary
    17. Project Selection
    18. The Role of the Executive in Planning
    19. Management Cost and Control System
    20. Work Planning Authorization
    21. Why Do Plans Fail
    22. Stopping Projects
    23. Handling Project Phaseouts and Transfers
    24. Detailed Schedules and Charts
    25. Master Production Scheduling
    26. Project Plan
    27. The Project Charter
    28. Project Baselines
    29. Verification and Validation
    30. Management Control
    31. Configuration Management
    32. Enterprise Project management Methodologies
    33. Project Audits
    34. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    35. Problems

 

  1. Network Scheduling Techniques
    1. Introduction
    2. Network Fundamentals
    3. Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT)
    4. Dependencies
    5. Slack Time
    6. Network Replanning
    7. Estimating Activity Time
    8. Estimating Total Project Time
    9. Total Pert/Cpm Planning
    10. Crash Times
    11. Pert/Cpm Problem Areas
    12. Alternative Pert/Cpm Models
    13. Precedence Networks
    14. Lag
    15. Scheduling Problems
    16. The Myths of Schedule Compression
    17. Project Management Software
    18. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    19. Problems
    20. The Invisible Sponsor

 

  1. Pricing and Estimating
    1. Introduction
    2. Global Pricing Strategies
    3. Types of estimates
    4. Pricing Process
    5. Organizational Input Requirements
    6. Labor Distributions
    7. Overhead Rates
    8. Materials/Support Costs
    9. Pricing Out the Work
    10. Smoothing Out Department Man-Hours
    11. The Pricing Review Procedure
    12. Systems Pricing
    13. Developing the Supporting/Backup Costs
    14. The Low-Bidder Dilemma
    15. Special Problems
    16. Estimating Pitfalls
    17. Estimating High-Risk Projects
    18. Project Risks
    19. The Disaster of Applying the 10 Percent Solution to Project Estimates
    20. Life-Cycle Costing (LCC)
    21. Logistics Support
    22. Economic Project Selection Criteria: Capital Budgeting
    23. Payback Period
    24. The Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
    25. Net Present Value (NPV)
    26. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    27. Comparing Irr, Npv, and Payback
    28. Risk Analysis
    29. Capital Rationing
    30. Project Financing
    31. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    32. Problems
    33. The Estimating Problem

 

  1. Cost Control
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding control
    3. The Operating Cycle
    4. Cost Account Codes
    5. Budgets
    6. The Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS)
    7. Variance and Earned Value
    8. The Cost Baseline
    9. Justifying the Costs
    10. The Cost Overrun Dilemma
    11. Recording Material Costs Using Earned Value Measurement
    12. Material Variances: Price and Usage
    13. Summary Variances
    14. Status Reporting
    15. Cost Control Problems
    16. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    17. Problems
    18. The Bathtub Period
    19. Franklin Electronics

 

  1. Metrics
    1. Introduction
    2. Project Management Information Systems
    3. Enterprise Resource Planning
    4. Project Metrics
    5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIS)
    6. Value-Based Metrics
    7. Dashboards and Scorecards
    8. Business Intelligence
    9. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    10. Problems

 

  1. Trade-off Analysis in a Project Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Methodology for Trade-Off Analysis
    3. Contracts: Their Influence on Projects
    4. Industry Trade-Off Preferences
    5. Project Manager’s Control of Trade-Offs
    6. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    7. Problems

 

  1. Risk Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition of Risk
    3. Tolerance for Risk
    4. Definition of Risk Management
    5. Certainty, Risk, and Uncertainty
    6. Risk Management Process
    7. Plan Risk Management
    8. Risk Identification
    9. Risk Analysis
    10. Qualitative Risk Analysis
    11. Quantitative Risk Analysis
    12. Plan Risk Response
    13. Monitor and Control Risks
    14. Some Implementation Considerations
    15. The Use of Lessons Learned
    16. Dependencies Between Risks
    17. The Impact of Risk handling Measures
    18. Risk and Concurrent Engineering
    19. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    20. Problems
    21. Teloxy Engineering (A)
    22. Teloxy Engineering (B)
    23. The Risk Management Department

 

  1. Learning Curves
    1. Introduction
    2. General Theory
    3. The Learning Curve Concept
    4. Graphic Representation
    5. Key Words Associated With Learning Curves
    6. The Cumulative Average Curve
    7. Sources of Experience
    8. Developing Slop Measures
    9. Unit Costs and Use of Midpoints
    10. Selection of Learning Curves
    11. Follow-On Orders
    12. Manufacturing Breaks
    13. Learning Curve Limitations
    14. Competitive Weapon
    15. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    16. Problems

 

  1. Contract Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Procurement
    3. Plan Procurements
    4. Conducting the Procurements
    5. Conduct Procurements: Request Seller Responses
    6. Conduct Procurements: Select Sellers
    7. Types of Contracts
    8. Incentive Contracts
    9. Contract Type versus Risk
    10. Contract Administration
    11. Contract Closure
    12. Using a Checklist
    13. Proposal-Contractual Interaction
    14. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    15. Problems
    16. To Bid or Not to Bid
    17. The Management Reserve

 

  1. Quality Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition of Quality
    3. The Quality Movement
    4. Quality Management Concepts
    5. The Cost of Quality
    6. The Seven Quality Control Tools
    7. Acceptance Sampling
    8. Implementing Six Sigma
    9. Quality Leadership
    10. Responsibility for Quality
    11. Quality Circles
    12. Total Quality Management (Tqm)
    13. Studying Tips for the Pmi Project Management Certification Exam
    14. Problems

 

  1. Modern Developments in Project Management
    1. Introduction
    2. The Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM)
    3. Developing Effective Procedural Documentation
    4. Project Management Methodologies
    5. Continuous Improvement
    6. Capacity Planning
    7. Competency Models
    8. Managing Multiple Projects
    9. The Business of Scope Changes
    10. End-of-Phase Review Meetings
    11. Honicker Corporation
    12. Kemko Manufacturing

Appendix A: Solution to Leadership Exercise

Appendix B: Solutions to the Project Management Conflict Exercise

Appendix C: Dorale Products Case Studies

Appendix D: Solutions to the Dorale Products Case Studies

Appendix E: Alignment of the PMBOK Guide to the Text