Effective Project Management, 3rd Edition
Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme
By Robert K. Wysocki, Rudd McGary
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: August 2003
Pages: 504

"A landmark book, indispensable for today’s versatile projectmanager."
—Doug DeCarlo, Principal, The Doug DeCarlo Group

In previous editions, this book has established itself as thedefinitive guide to effective project management. Now, with thismajor revision, it's updated to reflect significant changes inproject management practices over the last few years. Written againby Robert K. Wysocki and a new coauthor, Rudd McGary, this bookcovers traditional methods of project management as well asadaptive and extreme approaches. Unlike other project managementbooks that simply give abstract advice, this timely book mentorsyou through a series of real-world exercises and adheres to theProject Management Institute's (PMI) Body of Knowledge, 2000Edition.

Effective Project Management is packed with thought-provokingdiscussion questions related to the chapter materials and casestudy as well as an abundance of exercises.

The material covers:

  • Traditional project management, including risk assessment andcontrol
  • Generating, building, and representing the Work BreakdownStructure
  • Estimating duration, resource requirements, and cost
  • Constructing and analyzing the project network diagram
  • Organizing and conducting the Joint Project Planningsession
  • Recruiting and managing a project team
  • Adapative Project Framework, Extreme Project Management, andtheir core values
  • Project portfolio management, including prioritizingprojects

THE CD-ROM contains case study files that reinforce theprinciples and skills discussed in the book, PowerPoint®slides of every figure and table in the book, and Microsoft®Project 2002, 120 Day Trial Edition.

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