ESSENTIALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This comprehensive and well-organized book introduces the essential concepts and principles of project management. Divided into six parts—Part I, Introduction; Part II, Idea Generation and Initiation; Part III, Project Planning; Part IV, Project Implementation; Part V, Project Closeout; and Part VI, Special Topics, the book gives an indepth analysis of the various aspects of project management. The book clearly explains Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Net Present Value (NPV), Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Total Quality Management (TQM), and Global Warming—from the viewpoint of beginners. In addition, the text deals with special topics such as Public Sector Projects, Engineering Projects, Maintenance Projects, Software Projects, and International Projects besides risk and quality of projects. The final chapter is devoted to a discussion on Project Management Software. Key Features : • The text is illustrated with large number of figures, as well as tables and worked-out numerical examples. These will help the students in understanding the basic concepts. • Questions are provided at the end of each part for a better grasp of the topics discussed. • The effect of project management on safety, health and environment has also been analyzed. Primarily intended as a text for the students of management, the book will also prove very useful for the students of mechanical and civil engineering. In addition, practising professionals would find the book quite valuable.
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