Successful Project Management,
7th Edition

Jack Gido, Jim Clements, Rose Baker

ISBN-13: 9781337095471 | ISBN-10: 1337095478

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 552 pages

List Price USD $274.95


Master everything you need to work successfully in today's project management environment with SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E. This best-selling book details how to organize and manage project teams -- from planning and scheduling to cost management. Each chapter aligns with PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) to ensure best practices. The book covers the latest business challenges, including project constraints, stakeholder concerns, the project charter, and how projects support strategic plans. Learn the keys to effective communication and discover how project management applies in the workplace with new cases and real-world vignettes. End-of-chapter and Internet exercises review concepts critical to project management. New MindTap digital resources provide videos, quizzes, and case animations. You work with the latest, popular project management software: Microsoft® Project 2016, available on the website. Find everything you need to manage projects in business today.

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Meet the Authors

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Jack Gido has 20 years of industrial management experience, including the management of productivity improvement and technology development projects. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Jack is a member of the Project Management Institute and former President of the Upstate New York Chapter, and teaches courses on project management.

James P. Clements currently serves as the 15th President of Clemson University. He holds a PhD. 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 25 years, Dr. Clements has served as a consultant for a number of public and private organisations.

Rose Baker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Technologies, College of Information, University of North Texas. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Texas, Dr. Baker was a faculty member and directed research and educational centers at Penn State University. She has led projects with local, state, and federal agencies; academic institutions; corporations and businesses; and non-profit organizations. Dr. Baker has more than 25 years of project management experience and has authored requests for proposals, competitive proposal submissions, research reports, and research publications. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and an M.Ed. in Adult Education Theory and Practice from Penn State University and earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College. Dr. Baker is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

  • ENGAGING, ANIMATED VIDEOS REINFORCE SELECT CASE STUDIES. Each of these special case studies offers specially developed animation that includes embedded questions at intervals during the video for students to answer. In addition, meaningful discussion questions appear at the end of each video.
  • NEW MINDTAP DIGITAL LEARNING SOLUTION HELPS YOU TRANSFORM LEARNERS INTO CRITICAL THINKERS. Through dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, MINDTAP helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. You’ll find an accessible digital version of the core text, engagement videos, discussion questions, end of chapter quizzes, and case animations – all designed to take learning to the next level.
  • NEW, TIMELY NORTH AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL VIGNETTES CLARIFY AND EXEMPLY KEY CONCEPTS IN ACTION. All-new, up-to-date, engaging vignettes discuss a variety of applications and industry sectors, both in North American and internationally. These vignettes replace the previous edition’s project management vignettes in each chapter.
  • UPDATED TUTORIAL VIDEOS GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH USING MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2016. These invaluable videos that appear on the book’s companion website are all updated to reflect the most recent changes and advantages within Microsoft® Project.
  • REVISED CONCEPTS AND CONTENT SUPPORT PMBOK. Each chapter in this edition corresponds seamlessly with and supports the Project Management Knowledge Areas of the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.
  • ENHANCED AND UPDATED APPENDIXES SUPPORT THE LATEST VERSION OF MICROSOFT PROJECT. The book’s helpful Microsoft® Project Appendixes for Chapters 4 through 7 are now enhanced and updated to seamlessly prepare students to work with Microsoft® Project 2016. Each appendix includes all new figures of the latest version of Microsoft® Project screen captures.
  • 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 c
  • FUN AND ENGAGING CASES DEMONSTRATE KEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS AT WORK. Throughout this edition, cases place project management skills into practical context and prompt meaningful analysis and discussion among students.
  • "REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING" QUESTIONS TEST STUDENTS' COMPREHENSION OF CONCEPTS. Useful questions designed to test understanding of key concepts are integrated throughout each chapter. "Reinforce Your Learning" questions ensure that students fully understand
  • WELL-ORGANIZED, FOCUSED 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 are carefully structured to correspond seamlessly with the PMBOK
  • 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 within professional settings.
  • "LEARNING OUTCOMES" AND "CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR" BOXES HIGHLIGHT THE KEY POINTS WITHIN EACH CHAPTER. This edition helps students focus on each chapter's most important points as "Learning Outcomes" and "Critical Success Factors" provide brief overviews a
  • COMPLETE TEACHING PACKAGE PROVIDES A WEALTH OF TIME-SAVING RESOURCES FOR COURSE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION. Discover a variety of time-saving support tools located on the Instructor's Companion Website for your convenience. Instructor Manuals for each c
  • DOWNLOADABLE TRIAL VERSION OF MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2016 PROVIDES PRACTICE WITH TODAY'S LEADING PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. Prepare students to work with the most up-to-date project management software available. Students can download a trial version of the
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD, ACCESSIBLE APPROACH REFLECTS STATE-OF-THE-ART CONCEPTS. The authors have applied their years of first-hand project management experience to create an engaging, inviting presentation that focuses on the latest techniques and applications w

Table of Contents

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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.

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