CTE Successful Project Management with CB VitalSource eBook 6th Edition
Jack Gido | James P. Clements
ISBN-13: 9789814624213 | ISBN-10: 9814624217
© 2015 | Published |  368  Pages

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Gido/Clements’s best-selling SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 6E presents everything you need to know to work successfully in today’s exciting project management environment, from the organization and management of effective project teams to planning, scheduling, and cost management.

Revised chapters closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework to ensure that you are mastering today’s best management practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges introduce issues such as project constraints, the project charter, and how projects relate to an organization’s strategic plan. You even gain experience working with the latest version of today’s most popular project management software--Microsoft® Project 2013--using the trial version that comes with each new book.

  • 1. Project Management Concepts.
    2. Identifying and Selecting Projects.
    3. Developing Project Proposals.
    4. Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence.
    5. Developing the Schedule.
    6. Resource Utilization.
    7. Determining Costs, Budget and Earned Value.
    8. Managing Risk.
    9. Closing the Project.
    10. The Project Manager.
    11. The Project Team.
    12. Project Communication and Documentation.
    13. Project Management Organizational Structures.
    Appendix A: Project Management Information Systems.
    Appendix B: Project Management Websites.
    Appendix C: Project Management Associations around the Globe.
    Appendix D: Acronyms.
    Reinforce Your Learning Answers.

    • FUN AND ENGAGING CASES. Throughout this edition, cases place project management skills into practical context and prompt meaningful analysis and discussion among students.
    • TRIAL VERSION OF MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2013 WITH EACH TEXT PROVIDES PRACTICE WITH TODAY’S LEADING PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. Prepare students to work with the most up-to-date project management software available. Students receive a trial version of the latest best-selling project management software--Microsoft® Project 2013--with each new text. Students learn to master and maximize the efficiencies of this powerful tool as they complete problems throughout this edition.
    • STRAIGHTFORWARD, ACCESSIBLE APPROACH REFLECTS STATE-OF-THE-ART CONCEPTS. The authors have applied their years of firsthand project management experience to create an engaging, inviting presentation that focuses on the latest techniques and applications while de-emphasizing mathematical and overly technical detail.
    • COMPREHENSIVE CONTENT ADDRESSES EVERYTHING STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW TO WORK SUCCESSFULLY IN TODAY’S PROJECT ENVIRONMENT. Students learn the critical skills and knowledge they need to organize and manage effective project teams. This edition also emphasizes communication with a focus on how to document and communicate project developments both within and outside the team. In-depth coverage also delves into the details of planning, scheduling, and cost management.
    • "LEARNING OUTCOMES" AND "CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR" BOXES HIGHLIGHT THE KEY POINTS OF EACH CHAPTER. This edition helps students focus on each chapter’s most important points as "Learning Outcomes" and "Critical Success Factors" provide brief overviews and reinforce the chapter’s main ideas.
    • PROVEN END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALS ENABLE STUDENTS TO APPLY CHAPTER CONCEPTS IN WRITING AND ONLINE. A wealth of practical questions and effective Internet exercises encourage students to apply the concepts covered in the chapter.
    • "REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING" QUESTIONS TEST STUDENTS' COMPREHENSION OF CONCEPTS. Useful questions designed to test students' understanding of key concepts are sprinkled throughout each chapter. "Reinforce Your Learning" questions ensure that students fully understand a concept before moving ahead.
    • COMPLETE TEACHING PACKAGE PROVIDES A WEALTH OF TIME-SAVING RESOURCES FOR COURSE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION. Discover a wealth of time-saving support tools located on the Instructor's Resource CD for your convenience. Suggested teaching guidelines for each chapter, lecture outlines, answers to end-of-chapter questions, a comprehensive test bank, test creation software, and PowerPoint® slides allow you to efficiently create a dynamic, interactive learning environment.
    • RESTRUCTURED CHAPTERS ALGIN WITH THE PMBOK APPROACH. To ensure that the concepts your students are learning reflect today’s best practices within project management, the chapters have been rearranged and restructured to align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach.
    • UPDATED REAL-WORLD VIGNETTES. Give students an opportunity to see how successful project managers apply concepts in today’s actual workplace with these engaging new vignettes. These intriguing, contemporary vignettes at the beginning and within each chapter give students a taste of project management skills in action.
    • UPDATED END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES. You and your students will find a variety of proven and contemporary learning tools and opportunities for practice that will thoroughly prepare students for success on tests and quizzes.
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  • Jack Gido was most recently Director of Economic and Workforce Development and Director of PennTAP, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, at Penn State University. In this position, he directed the program, obtained funding, and provided leadership for a statewide staff who provide technology assistance and workforce development to Pennsylvania business and industry to improve their global competitiveness. Jack has 20 years of industrial management experience, including the management of productivity improvement and technology development projects. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Jack is a member of the Project Management Institute and the former president of the Upstate New York Chapter, and he teaches courses on project management.

    Dr. Clements currently serves as the 23rd President of West Virginia University and is a tenured Professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Prior to becoming President of WVU, Jim served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Economic Development and Community Outreach, Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department, and the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor of Information Technology at Towson University. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Analysis from The University of Maryland Baltimore County, an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is the author of more than 50 research publications. During the past 20 years Dr. Clements has served as a consultant for a number of public and private organizations. He is also a four-time winner of the Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at Towson University.