The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management



Previous edition - winner of the David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award, presented by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

A comprehensive reference presenting the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master, The AMA Handbook of Project Management compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals. Compatible with the most recent edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge and featuring new data on the Project Management Office, the completely revised third edition shows readers how to:

• Establish project goals

• Implement planning on both the strategic and operational levels

• Manage the project life cycle and meet objectives

• Budget the project

• Handle the transition from project idea to project reality

• Manage political and resource issues

Packed with research-based information and advice from experienced practitioners - as well as new information on agile project management, Six Sigma projects, the use of social media, and the alignment of strategy and projects - this guide is a vital resource for everyone involved in project tasks.


Although it might be considered difficult to improve on a book that has already won the highest honor in its field—PMI’s 2007 Literature Award—the third edition of this classic handbook provides an updated set of principles and processes for those managers and professionals who want to expand their understanding of the theory and practice of project management.

There is a deluge of books being published about project management. Unfortunately, all too many of these books have taken information from existing books and cast them in a slightly different light, resulting in minor contributions to the growing book literature. This handbook by Paul Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin is a refreshing change that presents the best state-of-the-art literature in the theory and process of project management.

The material in the book comes from authors who are notable contributors in the project management community, ranging from academics and practitioners who contend with teaching and managing stakeholders in the project management field.

This handbook should be readily available to anyone who works in the management of projects and deals with tactical and strategic change in contemporary organizations.


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