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AE Successful Project Management,
7th Edition

Jack Gido, Jim Clements

ISBN-13: 9789814834353 | ISBN-10: 9814834351

Copyright 2018

| Published 2018

| 552 pages

List Price USD $249.95

Overview

Teach students how to work successfully in today's project management environment with Gido/Clements/Baker's SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E. This best-selling text details how to organize and manage project teams -- from planning and scheduling to cost management. Revised chapters align with PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) to ensure best practices. The book covers project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects support an organization's strategic plan. Learning features reinforce concepts critical to project management success. Students practice effective communication while new cases inspire discussion and debate, and new real-world vignettes demonstrate how to apply concepts in the workplace. New MindTap® digital resources enhance each chapter with videos, quizzes, and case animations. Students also work with today's popular Microsoft® Project 2016. Find everything your students need to manage projects effectively 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.

  • 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 latest best-selling project management software -- Microsoft® Project 2016 -- via the student companion website for this text . Students learn to master and maximize the efficiencies of this powerful tool as they complete problems that correspond with the software throughout this edition.
  • 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 while de-emphasizing mathematical and overly technical detail.
  • 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 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.
  • WELL-ORGANIZED, FOCUSED CHAPTERS ALIGN 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 (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach.
  • 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.
  • "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 and reinforce the chapter's main ideas.
  • "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 a concept before moving ahead.
  • "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 and reinforce the chapter's main ideas.
  • 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 of the team. In-depth coverage delves into the details of planning, scheduling, and cost management.

Table of Contents

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1. Project Management Concepts.
Part I: INITIATING A PROJECT.
2. Identifying and Selecting Projects.
3. Developing Project Proposals.
Part II: PLANNING, PERFORMING, AND CONTROLLING THE PROJECT.
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.
Part III: PEOPLE: THE KEY TO PROJECT SUCCESS.
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.
Glossary.
Index.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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