6th Edition

The Handbook of Project Management

Edited By Martina Huemann, Rodney Turner Copyright 2024
    666 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practice-oriented handbook presents practitioners and students with a comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge and current best practices in project management. It includes the most up-to-date thinking in the discipline, describing recent developments in a way that practitioners can immediately use in their work.

    The Handbook of Project Management was the first “APM Body of Knowledge Approved” title for the Association for Project Management. Over the course of six editions, The Handbook of Project Management has become the definitive desk reference for project management practitioners. The team of expert contributors, selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge and skills required to manage projects, includes many of the most experienced and highly regarded international writers and practitioners. The book is divided into six parts: Projects; Performance; Process; People; Portfolio; and Perspectives. Including over 25 completely new chapters, this sixth edition provides a fully up-to-date encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management.

    The book will be of use to all project management practitioners, from those starting out in the profession to people with advanced experience. It is also highly relevant to students, with earlier editions being used as a set or recommended text on Masters’ courses in project management.

    1.     A handbook for project management practitioners

    Martina Huemann and Rodney Turner

    Part I: Projects

    2.     Projects and their management

    Rodney Turner and Martina Huemann

    3.     Linking strategy and projects through strategic initiatives

    Vadake K. Narayanan

    4.     Project success

    Jeffrey Pinto and Lavagnon Ika

    5.     Managing project complexity

    Rodney Turner and Martina Huemann 

    6.     Auditing projects and programs

    Martina Huemann

    Part II: Performance

    7.     Measuring project performance

    Ossi Pesämaa

    8.     Managing requirements, scope and configuration

    Hemanta Doloi

    9.     Project organization

    Rodney Turner and Martina Huemann

    10.  Project owner organizations

    Graham M Winch

    11.  Managing business case and benefits realization

    Jack Meredith and Ofer Zwikael

    12.  Managing value in projects

    Miia Martinsuo

    13.  Managing integrated project delivery

    Derek Walker and Beverley Lloyd-Walker

    14.  Data analytics in managing projects

    Eleni Papadonikolaki and Carlos Galera-Zarco

    15.  Managing digital projects infrastructure

    Jennifer Whyte and Ali Eshraghi

    16.  Managing project risk

    David Hillson

    17.  Managing project crisis

    Christine Unterhitzenberger

    18.  Sustainable project management

    Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Martina Huemann

    Part III: Process

    19.  Managing the process

    Martina Huemann and Rodney Turner

    20.  Feasibility and planning

    Marian Bosch-Rekveldt, Hans Bakker and Marcel Hertogh

    21.  Design thinking in projects

    Ruth Christine Lechler, Martina Huemann, and Patrick Lehner

    22.  Predictive, adaptive and hybrid project approaches

    Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi and Gilbert Silvius

    23.  Scenario planning

    Rodney Turner

    Part IV: People

    24.  The project manager

    Lynn Crawford

    25.  The project sponsor

    Lynn Crawford

    26.  The project team

    Reinhard Wagner

    27.  Engaging project stakeholders

    Pernille Eskerod and Martina Huemann

    28.  Project leadership model

    Natalya Sergeeva, Graham Winch, and Eunice Maytorena-Sanchez

    29.  Balanced leadership

    Ralf Müller

    30.  Motivation of young project professionals

    Martina Huemann and Ruth Christine Lechler

    31.  Managing diversity

    Anna Y. Khodijah

    32.  Behavioral bias

    Bent Flyvbjerg

    33.  Ethics

    Darren Dalcher

    Part V: Portfolio

    34.  Managing programs

    Harvey Maylor and Ruth Murray-Webster

    35.  Managing project portfolios

    Hans Georg Gemünden and Alexander Kock

    36. Managing project sequences

    Hans Georg Gemünden and Alexander Kock

    37.  Machine learning in project portfolio selection

    Costanza Mariani and Mauro Mancini

    38. Organizational project management

    Shankar Sankaran

    39. The project-oriented organization

    Martina Huemann

    40. The governance of projects

    Ralf Müller

    41. The PMO

    Monique Aubry

    Part VI: Perspectives

    42. Projectification of society

    Yvonne Schoper and Helgi Thor Ingason

    43. Quality of life in smart cities

    Beverly Pasian and Aaron Shenhar

    44. A reflection

    Rodney Turner


    Martina Huemann is a Professor for Major Infrastructure Delivery at BSSC, University College London and Professor at WU Vienna. Martina is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Project Management and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Project Leadership and Society. As co-founder of enable2change, she believes in co-creation between practitioners, policy makers, and scholars.

    Rodney Turner is a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds. He is the author or editor of 18 books and editor of the International Journal of Project Management from 1993 to 2018. His research covers governance, stakeholder experience, and megaproject management. In 2004, he received a research achievement award from PMI and in 2012 from IPMA.