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Handbook of Project Management
A complete guide for beginners to professionals

ISBN 9781741141252
Published March 1, 2007 by Routledge
410 Pages

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Book Description

Colin Dobie systematically maps the four phases in the project lifecycle: initiation, planning, implementation and finalisation. He outlines the processes and techniques of the nine functions of project management, and how they are applied during the project lifecycle. He also explains what a project manager is expected to deliver, and the roles of team leaders and team members.

Drawing on international standards and bodies of knowledge, as well as Colin Dobie's extensive industry and training experience in several countries, A Handbook of Project Management is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to develop their skills in project management. It is extensively illustrated with examples, templates, exercises and checklists, making it valuable resource for experienced project managers. Whether you are creating a new product or building a power station, you need to know how to manage the myriad elements in a project to ensure it is completed on time, on budget and to a high standard.

A Handbook of Project Management is a practical and comprehensive guide for project managers working on small and large projects in any field.

Table of Contents



1. What is project management?

2. The elements of project management


3. Initiating the project

4. Scope management


5. Project planning

6. Time and cost management

7. Project quality management

8. Project risk management

9. Human resource management

10. Communications management

11. Contract and procurement management


12. Monitoring and control

13. Project integration management

14. Contract performance


15. Project finalisation

16. Conclusion




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Colin Dobie has over 35 years experience in project management across a wide range of industries, and has consulted to some of the largest public and private organisations in Australia, China, South-East Asia, South Africa and New Zealand. He is a former National President of the Australian Institute of Project Management and was principal of leading project management support firms in the Asia-Pacific region


The practical approach that Colin Dobie prescribes is as applicable to the experienced project manager as it is anyone entering the field.'

Ernest J. Nielsen, Brigham Young University, USA

A no-nonsense approach to project management. Essential reading for all project managers and project team members.'

Peter Dechaineux, Inaugural Chairman, Australian Institute of Project Management, Australia

Excellent coverage of all the material required in easy to follow steps. It places activities in logical context. Essential reading for China's many project managers.'

Professor Yuan, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Federation of Project Management.'

Colin Dobie has very comprehensively detailed out the intricacies needed to manage projects. Well done.'

Adesh Jain, President, PM Guru Inc. and President, IPMA