The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Synopsis

A must-read for any project management professional or student.

Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the Project Management Professional Exam, the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses:

● Project initiation and planning

● Communication and interpersonal skills

● Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives

● Managing political and resource issues

● Implementing a PMO

● Measuring value and competencies.

The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Excerpt

Although it might be considered difficult to improve on a book that has already won the highest honor in its field—the Project Management Institute’s 2007 literature award—the fourth 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 CabanisBrewin 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.

—David I. Cleland, Ph.D., fpmi Professor Emeritus Department of Industrial Engineering School of Engineering University of Pittsburgh . . .

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