The AMA Handbook of Project Management

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2011 - Business & Economics - 521 pages
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NEW, THIRD EDITION! "Previous edition -- winner of the David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award, presented by the Project Management Institute (PMI(R))" A comprehensive reference bringing together writers on all of the leading-edge topics in project management today, "The AMA Handbook of Project Management" compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals to present a complete overview of everything you need to know as a project management professional. Long considered the authoritative guide to project management, "The AMA Handbook of Project Management"--now updated to reflect the latest thinking and be compatible with the most recent edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)(R)--shows you how to: Establish project goals - Implement planning on both the strategic and operational levels - Manage the project life cycle and meet objec-tives - Budget the project - Handle the transition from project idea to project reality - Manage political and resource issues - and much more. Featuring new data on the Project Management Office and revised to reflect the accelerating pace of the current project management environment, this long-trusted guide covers everything from the basics to the history and future of project management, to your development as a project management professional. Whether you're a student, a certified project management practitioner, or someone who works on projects, you'll gain specific expertise on areas such as designing adequate organizational structures, generating and maintaining teamwork, managing the project life cycle, and much more. Completely revised and fully up-to-date, this is the essential book on the field of project management. Praise for the Previous Edition of "The AMA Handbook of Project Management": "Invaluable in providing...knowledge for real professionals....a reference book that should find a spot on any serious project manager's bookshelf." "-- Technical Communication magazine" "The book's editors--Paul Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin--should be commended for doing an excellent editorial job....[the editorial effort] is particularly significant in view of the fact that this handbook comprises work written by 42 distinct authors....All chapters are informative and well written....its objective is to put project management into its contemporary context, enabling readers to get up to speed on important issues in project management today. In my view, the book has done a fine job in achieving this objective." -- J. Davidson Frame, PMP, "The Project Management Journal"
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Project Management Concepts and Methodologies
The Project Management Body of Knowledge Comprehension and Practice
The Profession of Project Management
Organizational Issues in Project Management
Issues and Ideas in Project Management Practice
Industry Applications of Project Management Practice
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) is an international authority on project management and organizational change. He has been honored with PMI's Distinguished Contributions Award, and is a Fellow of the Institute.

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Cullowhee, North Carolina), editor-in-chief for Project Management Solutions, Inc., and principal of WordSource, LLC, has written about project man age ment for over fifteen years. In 2007, PMI honored her with a Distinguished Contributions Award.

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