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Successful Project Management, 5th Edition

  • includes Microsoft® Project 2010
  • Jack Gido
  • Jim Clements
  • ISBN-10: 0538478977
  • ISBN-13: 9780538478977
  • 528 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 1999
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Teach your students everything they need to know to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment with Gido/Clements' SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E. This best-selling text details how to organize as well as how to manage effective project teams, from planning and scheduling to cost management. Revised chapters now closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach to ensure your students are learning today’s best practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges acquaint students with issues such as project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan, and more. Your students learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside of a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, while new real world vignettes give students first-hand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice and Internet exercises reinforce concepts critical to project management success. Your students also gain experience working with the latest version of today's most popular project management software -- Microsoft® Project 2010. A trial version of this software accompanies each new text with corresponding examples and exercises throughout this edition. A new CourseMate website features tutorials on Microsoft® Project 2010 as well as a complete, interactive eBook version of this edition and numerous teaching and learning tools. This leading SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E and its accompanying, comprehensive instructor support package provide all you and your students need to effectively manage projects in business today.

Features

  • STRAIGHT-FORWARD, 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.

  • 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 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 your students focus their attention and learning efforts 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 your students to apply the concepts covered within the chapter.

  • "REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING" QUESTIONS TEST STUDENTS' COMPREHENSION OF CONCEPTS. Useful questions designed to test your students' understanding of key concepts are sprinkled throughout each chapter. "Reinforce Your Learning" questions ensure students fully understand the concept before moving ahead.

About the Author

Jack Gido

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.

Jim Clements

Jim Clements currently serves as the 15th President of Clemson University. Prior to becoming President at Clemson University, Dr. Clements served as President of West Virginia University. Previously he was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Economic 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 75 research publications. During the past 25 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.

Table of Contents

1. Project Management Concepts.
Part I: INITATING 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 Software.
Appendix B: Project Management Associations Around the Globe.
Appendix C: Project Management Websites.
Appendix D: Acronyms.
References.
Reinforce Your Learning Answers.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • RESTRUCTURED CHAPTERS NOW ALIGN WITH THE PMBOK APPROACH. To ensure the concepts your students are learning reflect today's best practices within project management, all chapters within this edition are rearranged and restructured to align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach.
  • NEW CONTENT PREPARES YOUR STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN DEALING WITH TODAY’S LATEST CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. New discussions within this edition explore risk management, project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan. Students also examine new material on project scope, success criteria, quality, estimating activity resources, creating milestone schedules, project staffing requirements, and negotiating skills.
  • ALL-NEW REAL WORLD VIGNETTES DEMONSTRATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AT WORK IN TODAY'S BUSINESS WORLD. Give your students an opportunity to see how successful project managers actually apply concepts in today's actual workplace with these engaging new vignettes. These intriguing, contemporary vignettes at the beginning and within each chapter give your students a taste of project management skills in action.
  • UPDATED AND NEW CASE STUDIES ELICIT LIVELY AND INTERESTING DEBATE. Fun and engaging cases throughout this edition place project management skills into practical context and prompt meaningful analysis and discussion among your students.
  • UPDATED END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES OFFER A VARIETY OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. You and your students will find a wide variety of proven and contemporary learning tools and opportunities for practice that will thoroughly prepare your students for success on tests and quizzes.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111531803 | ISBN-13: 9781111531805)

Place the resources you need to teach this course at your fingertips with this all-in-one CD. The updated Test Bank offers more than 500 true/false, multiple-choice, and short-answer questions. ExamView® lets you to customize tests and study guides in minutes, with automatic grading. The Instructor Manual streamlines and maximizes the effectiveness of your course preparation with learning objectives, teaching strategies, lecture outlines, answers to end-of-chapter questions and case study analyses. PowerPoint® slides bring images from this edition directly into your lectures.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840065108 | ISBN-13: 9780840065100)

The engaging, new SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT CourseMate website offers a dynamic way to bring concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support this printed edition of the text. Watch student comprehension soar with Microsoft® Project 2010 tutorial videos, interactive video quizzes, industry URL references, links for text internet exercises, Key Terms, Crossword Puzzles, Interactive Flashcards, and Interactive Quizzes for each chapter. A complete e-book provides the choice of an entire online learning experience.

Instructor's Edition (with Microsoft® Project)  (ISBN-10: 111153182X | ISBN-13: 9781111531829)

Teach your students everything they need to know to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment with Gido/Clements' SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E. This best-selling text details how to organize as well as how to manage effective project teams, from planning and scheduling to cost management. Revised chapters now closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework and approach to ensure your students are learning today's best practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges acquaint students with issues such as project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan, and more. Your students learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside of a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, while new real world vignettes give students first-hand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice and Internet exercises reinforce concepts critical to project management success. Your students also gain experience working with the latest version of today's most popular project management software -- Microsoft® Project 2010. A trial version of this software accompanies each new text with corresponding examples and exercises throughout this edition. A new CourseMate website features tutorials on Microsoft® Project 2010 as well as a complete, interactive eBook version of this edition and numerous teaching and learning tools. This leading SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5E and its accompanying, comprehensive instructor support package provide all you and your students need to effectively manage projects in business today.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840065108 | ISBN-13: 9780840065100)

Make the grade with SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT CourseMate! This interactive website helps you make the most of your study time with everything you need to succeed online. An interactive eBook allows you to take notes, highlight, bookmark, and search the complete e-book. Microsoft® Project 2010 tutorial videos, interactive quizzes, links to industry websites, links for text internet exercises, Key Terms, Crossword Puzzles, and Interactive Flashcards for each chapter help you master today's project management concepts.