Project Management Theory and Practice Second Edition Book by Gary L. Richardson
Since I am a Project Management Professional (PMP) with teaching experience in Universities, I realize the importance of applying the theories taught in class for practical world. One of my main concerns is to find useful and up-to-date books that utilize the newest material used in the industry. As a project manager, I look for references that I could use to educate my colleagues and assistants. Mr. Richardson’s book titled “Project Management Theory and Practice” is one of the best references I would offer to our Project Management Professional members.
“Project Management Theory and Practice” Second Edition by Gary L. Richardson, explains project management theory using language that is easy to understand, it reflects PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, and it includes a new chapter on Stakeholder Management, which is a new knowledge area covered in the latest PMBOK® Guide.
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Project Management Theory and Practice Summary …
The book integrates the organizational environment that surrounds a project to supply the well-rounded knowledge of theories, organizational issues, and human behavior needed to manage real-world projects effectively. This edition includes a new chapter on Stakeholder Management, which is a new knowledge area covered in the new PMBOK® Guide. It also provides updated references and a new streamlined organization of chapters. There are several project-related model frameworks sponsored by PMI®, and many of these are covered in this text. Specifically, the book details:
- Work breakdown structures (WBS)
- Earned value management (EVM)
- Enterprise project management (EPMO)
- Portfolio management (PPM)
- Professional responsibility and ethics
For many of the major sections, the PMI Global Accreditation curriculum learning objectives have been adapted with permission of PMI and used to guide the content. Filled with end-of-chapter questions, scheduling and budgeting problems, and scoping projects, this text is ideal for classroom use and essential reading for anyone seeking project management certification. The book also includes sample empirically oriented worksheets that demonstrate various management decision and analysis-oriented tools.
October 29, 2014 by Auerbach Publications
Textbook – 670 Pages – 154 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482254952 – CAT# K23990
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