Project Decisions: The Art and Science
Project management is the art of making the right decisions. To be effective as a project manager, you must know how to make rational choices in project management, what processes can help you to improve these choices, and what tools are available to help you through the decision-making process. Project Decisions: The Art and Science is an entertaining and easy-to-read guide to a structured project decision analysis process. This valuable text presents the basics of cognitive psychology and quantitative analysis methods to help project managers make better decisions. Examples that portray different projects, real-life stories, and popular culture will help readers acquire the essential knowledge and skills required for effective project decision-making.
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PLUS — Test your own judgment through a quiz that examines your intuition!
Table of Contents
Part 1 — Introduction to Project Decision Analysis · Project Decision Analysis: What Is It? · “Gut Feel” vs. Decision Analysis: Introduction to the Psychology of Project Decision-Making · Understanding the Decision Analysis Process · What Is Rational Choice? A Brief Introduction to Decision Theory · Creativity in Project Management · Group Judgment and Decisions · Are You Allowed to Make a Decision? Or the “Frustrated Developer’s Syndrome”
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Heralds the way for Event Chain Project ManagementUser Review - robauca - Borders
This book is awesome and provides great insight into the world of project decisions making. It educates not only on the science of decision and risk analysis but also on the underlining human ... Read full review
The best book in project decision analysisUser Review - schulsky - Borders
Project Decisions provides an interesting synthesis of two fields, project management and decision analysis and how we can apply the latter to improve our practice. The authors cover a lot of the same ... Read full review