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Project Management presents the basics of one-off project
management in an easy to follow format. Topics covered include
This new textbook fills an important gap in the existing literature, in that it prepares construction engineering and built environment students for their first experience of the jobsite. This innovative book integrates conceptual and hands-on knowledge of project engineering to introduce students to the construction process and familiarize them with the procedures and activities they need to operate as project engineers during their summer internships and immediately after graduation. The textbook is structured into four sections: Section A: Introductory Concepts Section B: Field Engineering Section C: Office Engineering Section D: Advanced Project Engineering The emphasis on field tasks and case studies, questions, and exercises taken from across civil works and commercial building sectors makes this the ideal textbook for introductory to intermediate courses in Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management degree programs.
#1 Wall Street Journal & USA TODAY Bestseller Featuring 10 Bold new Trend Predictions Winner of 9 International Book Awards Introducing the highly awaited tenth edition of The Wall Street Journal bestseller and trend report featuring ten bold new megatrend predictions that will shape our world in the coming decade. What if you could predict the trends that will change your business? For the past ten years, Rohit Bhargava's signature annual Non-Obvious Trend Report has helped over a million readers discover more than 100 trends changing our culture. Now for the first time, Rohit and his team of Non-Obvious trend curators reveal ten revolutionary new Megatrends that are transforming how we work, play and live. - How might the evolution of gender fluid toys change our culture? - What can the popularity of handmade umbrellas and board games teach us about the future of business? - Why do robot therapists and holographic celebrities actually demonstrate the importance of humanity? The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious, and that's exactly the point. This completely revised 10th Anniversary edition of Non-Obvious also offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the author's signature Haystack Method for identifying trends, and how you can learn to curate and predict trends for yourself. You don't need to be a futurist or innovator to learn to think like one. The key to growing your business or propelling your career into the next decade lies in better understanding the present. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers and this book is your guide to becoming one. Winner: Eric Hoffer Business Book of the Year Winner: Axiom Award Gold Medal (Business Theory) Winner: INDIE Gold Medal (Business Business Book) Finalist: Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award Winner: IPPY Silver Medal (Best Business Book) Finalist: International Book Award (Best Business Book) Official Selection: Gary's Book Club at CES Winner: Non-Fiction Book Award (Gold Medal) Winner: Pinnacle Best Business Book Award
Planning is a critical process when starting a new business or introducing a new product. Market Analysis shows readers how to execute a feasibility study for more effective planning. A step-by-step approach leads the reader through the feasibility analysis process and describes what needs to be done and how to do it. Techniques and tools used in preparing a feasibility study are emphasized and can easily be applied directly from the book to real situations. Three sample feasibility studies are included to demonstrate the application of tools in manufacturing, service, and non-profit settings.Market Analysis contains all the information needed to complete a feasibility study and a complete outline of a business plan. It covers such important topics as strategic management and planning, determining market size for a product or business, analyzing costs and returns on investment for new products and services, sources of capital for new ventures, and analysis of competition. An annotated bibliography of sources of data used for feasibility studies is included for quick reference. Market Analysis is the ideal guide for all strategic planners, market analysts, and marketing researchers. Anyone considering starting a business or launching a new product will find this practical book packed with invaluable information.Translated into Chinese!
Planning is a critical process when starting a new business or introducing a new product. Market Analysis shows readers how to execute a feasibility study for more effective planning. A step-by-step approach leads the reader through the feasibility analysis process and describes what needs to be done and how to do it. Techniques and tools used in preparing a feasibility study are emphasized and can easily be applied directly from the book to real situations. Three sample feasibility studies are included to demonstrate the application of tools in manufacturing, service, and non-profit settings.Market Analysis contains all the information needed to complete a feasibility study and a complete outline of a business plan. It covers such important topics as strategic management and planning, determining market size for a product or business, analyzing costs and returns on investment for new products and services, sources of capital for new ventures, and analysis of competition. An annotated bibliography of sources of data used for feasibility studies is included for quick reference. Market Analysis is the ideal guide for all strategic planners, market analysts, and marketing researchers. Anyone considering starting a business or launching a new product will find this practical book packed with invaluable information.Translated into Chinese
THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLASSIC--REVISED AND EXPANDED
Now Includes Downloadable Forms and Worksheets
Projects are becoming the heart of business. This comprehensive revision of the bestselling guide to project management explains the processes, practices, and management techniques you need to implement a successful project culture within your team and enterprise. Visualizing Project Management simplifies the challenge of managing complex projects with powerful, visual models that have been adopted by more than 100 leading government and private organizations.
In this new Third Edition, the authors--leading thinkers and practitioners in the field--keep you on the cutting edge with a sophisticated approach that integrates project management, systems engineering, and process improvement. This advanced content can help take your career and your organization well beyond the fundamentals.
New, downloadable forms, templates, and worksheets make it easy to implement powerful project techniques and tools.
Includes references to the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge and the INCOSE Handbook to help you pass: The Project Management Professional Certification Exam The INCOSE Systems Engineer Certification Exam (CSEP)
"I recommend this book to all those who aspire to project
management [and] those who must supervise it."
"The importance of this excellent book, able to encompass these
two key disciplines [systems engineering and project management],
cannot be overemphasized."
This is a book about working with large teams of people. Whether your team involves 30 people or 3,000, the organizational dynamics are significantly different for a project manager used to dealing with smaller teams. As the project scales up in size and complexity, the processes and skills required change. As project leader, your focus moves from the technical aspects of project delivery to enabling, facilitating and integrating the different sub teams into a cohesive whole. Big Teams examines the research on team dynamics and the latest thinking on leadership in a project or program environment. It features stories and case studies based on interviews with project leaders from a range of major projects and programs. Structured around three core themes - Alignment, Engagement, and Resilience - it gives you invaluable, practical guidance on setting up and running an effective team of teams. As with all Tony Llewellyn's books, Big Teams is written in an accessible style with the focus on real-world application, but the academic underpinning is rigorous and will be a useful reference for any student studying project leadership.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavour, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential. International Project Management does just that, systematically linking the key elements of cross-cultural management and the particularities of an international context, with the tools and techniques of project management. Key features include: - A wide variety of examples and illustrations, including an in-depth, end-of-chapter case study with case questions; - Student exercises and review questions; - Detailed further reading - The full support of a Companion Website, featuring a Teacher's Manual Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/koster
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources. Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems. * Features two integrated example projects one civil and one commercial fully developed through the text * Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems * Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA * Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Practice the Project Management Skills Essential for Your Success 50+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies Step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results Key term quizzes help build your vocabulary Covers all PMP exam objectives, including: Exploring PMP Foundations Examining the Project Life Cycle and Organizations Learning the Project Management Processes Integrating Project Management Managing the Project Scope Managing the Project Schedule Managing Project Costs Managing Project Quality Managing Project Human Resources Managing Project Communications Managing Project Risks Managing Project Procurement The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.An in-depth guide to global program managementThis practical resource offers proven strategies for directing the design, development, delivery, and monitoring of major, long-term business or agency programs in global markets. Global Program Management reflects the movement of the field to a broader, more global, and enterprise-wide perspective. Covering the new Project Management Institute (PMI) Standard for Program Management, the book explains the ways in which program management differs from project management and reveals how to master strong leadership, organization, communication, technical, managerial, and agility skills along with a comprehensive understanding of foreign markets and cultures. Discover how to: Review organizational and global settings for program management Adhere to the new PMI Standard for Program Management Develop strategies, programs, and candidate projects into a strategic portfolio Align strategies and programs to ensure success, profitability, and program benefits Assess, monitor, and mitigate risk on a program scale Hone global program management leadership competencies Find and secure partners to provide program support Apply program management concepts to federal sector reforms
Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every engineering manager should know. With 97 short and extremely useful tips for engineering managers, you'll discover new approaches to old problems, pick up road-tested best practices, and hone your management skills through sound advice. Managing people is hard, and the industry as a whole is bad at it. Many managers lack the experience, training, tools, texts, and frameworks to do it well. From mentoring interns to working in senior management, this book will take you through the stages of management and provide actionable advice on how to approach the obstacles you'll encounter as a technical manager. A few of the 97 things you should know: "Three Ways to Be the Manager Your Report Needs" by Duretti Hirpa "The First Two Questions to Ask When Your Team Is Struggling" by Cate Huston "Fire Them!" by Mike Fisher "The 5 Whys of Organizational Design" by Kellan Elliott-McCrea "Career Conversations" by Raquel Velez "Using 6-Page Documents to Close Decisions" by Ian Nowland "Ground Rules in Meetings" by Lara Hogan
Project management is at a crossroads: There is a pressing need to rethink the approaches used in initiating, managing and governing projects, programmes and change initiatives. The aim of this book is to progress the dialogue around project practice by shifting the focus from instrumental methods and prescriptive techniques towards a context-sensitive consideration of people, strategy and change. Projects are initiated to deliver agreed outputs that can be translated into meaningful outcomes capable of satisfying the wishes and expectations for improvement and development. Yet, people, strategy and change, which are largely ignored by the conventional bodies of knowledge, are clearly central to the sustainable and enduring success of projects, efforts and initiatives. The volume brings together some of the best writing by leading authorities on key topics including trust, ethics, people, psychology, requirements, project performance, audits, uncertainty, anti-fragility, strategic initiatives, governance, change management and commercial management. The collection offers an invaluable new resource for informed managers looking to engage with the latest thinking and research.
The primary purpose of this book is to help you pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Because the book has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives, expert project managers who want to pass the PMP exam can use this book to ensure that they do not miss any objective. Yet this is not simply an exam-cram book. The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence: A topic and a chapter only depend upon the previously covered topics and chapters, and there is no hopping from topic to topic. The concepts and topics, both simple and complex, are clearly explained when they appear for the first time. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. This facilitates stepwise learning, prevents confusion, and makes this book useful for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly to learn the fundamentals of project management, pass the PMP exam, or both, even if they are new to the discipline of project management. A fulllength practice exam with fully explained answers is also included.
Business Principles for Landscape Contracting, fully revised and updated in its third edition, is an introduction to the application of business principles of financial management involved in setting up your own landscape contracting business and beginning your professional career. Appealing to students and professionals alike, it will build your knowledge of financial management tools and enable you to relate their applications to real-life business scenarios. Focusing on the importance of proactive financial management, the book serves as a primer for students in landscape architecture, contracting, and management courses and entrepreneurs within the landscape industry preparing to use business principles in practice. Topics covered include: Financial management and accountability Budget development Profitable pricing and estimating Project management Creating a lean culture Personnel management and employee productivity Professional development Economic sustainability.
The Lean Product Lifecycle is a playbook that provides frameworks, methods and tools to develop innovative new products and business models, while managing your core portfolio.
Follow the 6 key phases of a product’s life - idea, explore, validate, grow, sustain and retire – and discover how to develop products according to their life stage and ensure the right investment for each. For each stage there is a step-by-step guide of product development best practices using examples and case studies from several companies and start-ups.
Using the tools and templates in this book, you’ll be able to:
- Take a new product from idea to scale within a market.
- Understand the difference between executing on products that are already successful in the market and searching for profitable business models for new products.
- Use the right tools and methods for validating new products ideas and business models.
- Understand how to manage mature products and retire old products using lean innovation principles.
Discover how lessons from lean start-ups can transform your business.
Today's Most Effective Guide for Applying Project Management to Implement Organizational Strategies -- Now Updated and Expanded! .
. "Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation" delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies -- especially changes to products, services, and processes..
. Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management processto project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and controlto continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more. .
. The Fifth edition of "Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation" features: . Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice. Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist. Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics. A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues. This new material: chapters on "The Evolution of Project Management" and "Successful Project Teams,"
. Inside this Updated PM Classic:
Project Portfolio Management
"Project Portfolio Management" (PPM) goes beyond the typical project management approach to offer a set of proven business practices that can help executives, program managers, and project managers bring projects into alignment with the strategies, resources, and executive oversight of the overall enterprise.
Step by step, this book shows how to take a project from the inception of a vision to the realization of benefits to the organization. "Project Portfolio Management" draws on project management expert Harvey A. Levine's years of research and distills the knowledge and best practices from dozens of leaders in the field to show how to select and implement the projects that will garner the best results. Throughout this important resource, Levine tackles the many challenges associated with PPM, including Ranking value and benefits Determining the size of the portfolio pipeline Assessing the impact of uncertainty on projects and portfolios Understanding the benefit and risk relationship Establishing a portfolio governance capability Managing the portfolio to maximize benefits Implementing PPM
Using "Project Portfolio Management" as a guide, project managers can create a healthy portfolio of projects that will ultimately improve an organization's effectiveness in using limited resources to support its goals.
Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry's Program Management builds on the bestselling title first published in 2010. The heavily revised text reflects the latest program management guides and international standards and includes: a new section on agile management in programs; the author's own program management maturity measure; a new section on change management, which is now integral to many programs. Michel has also reviewed and revised the program lifecycle to align with the more unified view of program management that has emerged since the book was first published. The result is an essential guide to program management that incorporates a robust theoretical framework, complemented by examples and advice from one of the world's leading practitioners.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is PMI's flagship publication and is a fundamental re-source for effective project management in any industry. It has been up-dated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. Over the past few years, more and more stakeholders have asked us for content on agile and more are using agile practices. That's why infor-mation on agile practices will be included alongside traditional approach-es in this sixth edition and we partnered with Agile Alliance to create the new Agile Practice Guide.The PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide were created to complement each other. Together these two publications are a pow-erful tool that enable the right approach for the right project.This dynamic duo presents solutions for project delivery professionals working in the entire spectrum of approaches from predictive (or wa-terfall) to cutting edge agile methodologies.
The PMBOK (R) Guide Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge-including discussion of project management business documents-and information on the PMI Talent Triangle (TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market.
Risk Management -- A Clear and Uncomplicated Approach to Business and Project Risk--.
. Here is risk, simply put, with practical stories and cases.
. Barkley's approach to project risk management includes and
enhances the current Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge
on risk. Clearly spelling out simplified steps and useable risk
matrix format, making risk management a team-based art as well as a
science, "Project Risk Management" shows you why do risk and how
. For the business and project professional looking for "doable" risk methods, there is no better reference than Bruce Barkley's "Project Risk Management." .
. Put it to work to improve your project risk profile today!.
Troubleshooting tips and techniques for keeping projects and management careers on track
Bestselling author James P. Lewis has become todays number one authority on the rules of project management in virtually any industry or environment. Now, in The Project Managers Pocket Survival Guide, Dr. Lewis focuses on areas that are often the largest stumbling blocks to project managers both new and experienced, and provides the practical skills and hidden keys necessary for completing projects on time and within budget.
Providing numerous case studies of project management successes and failures in the field, this no-nonsense book explains how to maintain project consistency and success in todays environment of fast change and even faster innovation. Managers will obtain new tools and insights for:
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