Auteur: John M. Nicholas & Herman Steyn
Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology 3e is a direct response to the ever-increasing need for better project management. This book encompasses the full range of project management—everything from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications. Nicholas and Steyn describe concepts and techniques such as project initiation and proposals; scope and task definition; scheduling and budgeting; quality, procurement, and risk management; project control and organization; and the often overlooked "people" side—project leadership, team building, conflict, and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this book useful for managing virtually any kind of project, program, or task force. The book views a project as a goal-oriented system of interrelated components—tasks and stakeholders—functioning in a larger environment; the purpose of project management is to unify or integrate the components—the interests, resources, and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plans—to accomplish the project goal.
This new edition provides:
a comprehensive, balanced view that emphasizes both the behavioral and quantitative sides of project management.
methods, procedures, and systems for defining, planning, scheduling, controlling, and organizing project activities.
methods and procedures for handling the organizational, managerial, and human behavioral issues relevant to project management.
tools and concepts of growing importance, including project methodology, the project management office, project portfolio management, and international project management.
ver 100 examples and case studies, most drawn from actual projects.
This textbook is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate university students, and for practicing managers in business, engineering, and technology. Substantial website support materials are available for instructors with power point slides; exam questions and answers; case studies; teaching suggestions; useful websites; and additional reading and teaching materials.