The topic of project management is truly an evolution of art seeking science. This activity involves balancing project objectives against the constraints of time, budget, and quality. Achieving this balance requires skill, experience, along with the use of many tools, and techniques which are the focus of this book.
This new edition provides updated content to incorporate examples from Microsoft Project 2016 and material from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), sixth edition. The chapter structure includes step-by-step instructions regarding the basic mechanics and various software tools that can be used to assist in the processes. To reinforce the textbook’s learning objectives, extra material is provided on the textbook website. This includes mechanical tool examples and lab assignments representative of the chapter topics. An external video tutorial library is available to help with various mechanics related to Microsoft Project mechanics. An instructor manual is available for qualifying adoptions for classroom use.
Part I: Project Environment. 1. Role of the Project. 2. Introduction to the PMBOK Guide. 3. Project Organization and Authority Structures. 4. Project Management in a Nutshell. Part II: Planning Processes. 5. Selecting the Right Project. 6. Developing Project Scope. 7. Developing the WBS Structure. 8. Activity Estimating. 9. Quick Start Example (bike plan). 10. Creating the Project Schedule. 11. Creating Project Budget. 12. Approving the Project Plan. Part III: Project Execution. 13. Key Performance Indicators. 14. Earned Value (EV). 15. Status Tracking. 16. Techniques to Influence Project Outcome. 17. Integrated Change Control. 18. Resource Leveling. Part IV: Supporting Processes. 19. Communications Management. 20. Team Management. 21. Risk Management Model. 22. Simulation Modeling. Part V: Advanced Tools and Tech. 23. Agile Methodology. 24. Variable Time Analysis. 25. Enterprise PMO. Appendices. A Student Lab Exercises. B MS Project 2019 Commands. C Templates. D Add-in Tools. E Financial. Analysis Tools (NPV, IRR, PB). F Support Resources