Project Management: A Managerial Approach

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The use of project management to accomplish the goals of society’s varied organizations continues to grow.  Insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management.

Meredith and Mantel have drawn from personal experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the reader how to build upon skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.

Suitable for students and professionals alike, Project Management 7e equips the reader with the tools essential for effective project management. 

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Meredith & Mantel/Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 7th Edition

Project management can seem like an impossible task—things rarely go as planned. To manage a project, you need insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods. Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Seventh Edition helps you not only acquire these basic skills but prepares you to deal with the unexpected—which, as every good project manager knows, is always to be expected.

In this Seventh Edition of a must-read text, authors Jack Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr., draw from their own extensive experience in operations management to show you how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects. They familiarize you with:

Project Initiation, including strategic management, negotiation, and conflict management
Project Planning, from budgeting and cost estimating to scheduling and resource allocation
Project Execution, as you monitor and control your project, conduct audits, and understand how to terminate the project properly

Most of all, they prepare you for dealing with the numerous organizational, interpersonal, economic, and technical glitches that can create crises in the life cycle of every project. 

With references to the major areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the PMI, this new edition keeps you current on such topics as Six-Sigma, ethics, charting and partnering, the role of the project management office, SAP, and Stage Gates. A free trial edition of Crystal Ball gives you hands-on experience with a key project management tool and the companion site (www.wiley.com/college/meredith) offers powerful resources for instructors and students.

About the Author:

Jack Meredith is currently Professor of Management & Broyhill Distinguished Scholar & Chair in Operations at the Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Meredith's research has focused on the strategic and operational problems that managers face, particularly those concerning the management of advanced technology.  He received his BS and BSME at Oregon State University and his MBA and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Meredith has written eight books on operations management, project management and management science, including "Project Management" and "Operations Management for MBAs." He serves as outgoing editor in chief of the Journal of Operations Management. He received the school's inaugural Cowan Research Prize in 2002, the Academy of Management's 2003 Distinguished OM Scholar Award, and was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004.

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