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Contemporary Project Management, 2nd Edition

  • includes Microsoft® Project CD-ROM and Printed Access Card
  • Timothy Kloppenborg
  • ISBN-10: 0538477016
  • ISBN-13: 9780538477017
  • 480 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Teach student to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2E. This edition introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK® Guide and integrated with Microsoft® Project 2010. The book's focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students first practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft® Project 2010, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) if they choose, all content in this edition is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK® Guide. A list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK® topics covered for quick reference. All glossary definitions are also consistent with the PMBOK® Guide.


  • STUDENT-ORIENTED, MEASURABLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES GUIDE LEARNING. Each chapter begins with a list of the most important points for the readers in the chapter. All chapter materials correlate directly to a specific objective. In addition, all knowledge areas and processes of the PMBOK® Guide are clearly identified at the beginning of each chapter and all of the book's glossary definitions correspond with the PMBOK® Guide. This consistency with the established standard gives students an advantage in becoming a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

  • APPROACH FULLY INTEGRATED WITH MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2010 EQUIPS STUDENTS TO MANAGE MANUALLY OR USING AUTOMATION. Solid project management techniques are demonstrated manually and then are demonstrated using Microsoft® Project 2010. This ensures that students fully understanding the concepts behind the techniques. Each process is presented step-by-step with numerous screen captures that use contrasting color to highlight critical path activities.

  • ACTUAL PROJECTS SERVE AS USEFUL LEARNING VEHICLES. One section at the end of each chapter lists deliverables for students to create (in teams or by themselves) as they complete a real-world project. Students can keep clean copies of all deliverables so that they are able to demonstrate their project skills in job interviews.

  • STUDENTS GAIN A SOLID UNDERSTANDING OF EXECUTIVE, MANAGERIAL, AND ASSOCIATE ROLES IN MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS. This book clearly addresses the responsibilities of many individuals who can impact projects. Aspiring project managers gain a strong understanding of not only their own role, but also the roles of those with whom they must interact to successfully complete projects.

  • BALANCED SCORECARD APPROACH ENABLES STUDENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND SUCCESS AND RESULTS. This book adapts a balanced scorecard approach to help students better understand the many factors that influence project success. Students learn how businesses measure success and determine project results as they see how activities align with an organization's vision and strategies.

About the Author

Timothy Kloppenborg

Timothy J. Kloppenborg is a Professor Emeritus of Management at Williams College of Business, Xavier University. He previously held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and the Air Force Institute of Technology and has worked temporarily at Southern Cross University and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has written more than 100 publications and 9 books, including STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP OF PORTFOLIO AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS, PROJECT LEADERSHIP, and MANAGING PROJECT QUALITY. His articles have appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, Project Management Journal, Journal of Management Education, Journal of General Management, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Information Systems Education Journal, Journal of Managerial Issues, Quality Progress, Management Research News, and Journal of Small Business Strategy. Dr. Kloppenborg is the founding editor of the Portfolio and Project Management book collection for Business Expert Press, where he has edited 17 books. He has been active with the Project Management Institute for 30 years and a PMP® since 1991. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve officer. Dr. Kloppenborg has worked with more than 150 volunteer organizations. He has hands-on and consulting project management experience on six continents and has work with organizations such Duke Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, Givaudan, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Intelligrated, Legrand North America, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, TriHealth, and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Kloppenborg has developed corporate training and undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA classes in project management, leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement. He also teaches PMP Prep classes. He holds a BS from Benedictine College, an MBA from Western Illinois University, and a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Project Management.
2. Project Selection and Prioritization.
3. Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture, and Roles.
4. Chartering Projects.
5. Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning.
6. Defining Scope and Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
7. Scheduling Projects.
8. Resourcing Projects.
9. Budgeting Projects.
10. Project Risk Planning.
11. Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff.
12. Project Supply Chain Management.
13. Performing Projects.
14. Monitoring and Controlling Projects.
15. Finishing Projects.
PMBOK® Appendixes.
PMBOK® Glossary.

New to this edition

  • NEW COVERAGE REFLECTS THE MOST RECENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK®) COVERAGE. All references correspond to the most recent fourth edition of PMBOK®--from new titles and refined definitions for existing processes to new processes and approaches. For easy reference, each chapter begins by clearly identifying the chapter's PMBOK® topics. End-of-chapter PMBOK®-type questions are similar to those used on the PMP and CAPM exams to prepare students effectively. A separate PMBOK® appendix outlines specific pages that cover each topic.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2010 PREPARES STUDENTS TO WORK WITH THE MOST RECENT TOOLS. New discussion of Microsoft® Project 2010 that is fully integrated into nine chapters demonstrates how to automate the techniques addressed in each chapter. Students become familiar with new 2010 features, such as ribbon, timeline, and team planner. The author presents all concepts using a step-by-step manner that's consistent with PMBOK® work processes.
  • NEW INTEGRATED PROJECT GIVES READERS VALUABLE PRACTICE APPLYING PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. This edition profiles a consistent project throughout the book, giving students consistent real-world practice. The integrated project familiarizes students with many PMBOK®-defined project deliverables such as a stakeholder matrix, communications matrix, and scope statement. Students also practice many Microsoft® Project 2010 features, including the work breakdown structure (WBS), Gantt charts, and resource views. Step-by-step coverage features numerous screenshots and Microsoft®-approved descriptions.
  • NUMEROUS NEW EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION REFLECT THE LATEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS. Readers find concepts brought to life with many examples throughout this edition. Each chapter opens and closes with an intriguing example. Examples address many new industries, exposing readers to a variety of business experiences. All examples in the chapters and end-of-chapter exercises have been updated to reflect the latest developments.
  • NEW, EXPANDED COVERAGE OF THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE BETTER PREPARES STUDENTS TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE ALL PHASES OF A PROJECT. Students now learn about selecting a project at the front end of the life cycle. This edition also discusses realizing benefits at the back end of the life cycle. Updated coverage reflects the latest in the research and development (R&D) life cycle model. An agile life cycle model has been added.


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

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