Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology 6th Edition by John M. Nicholas, ISBN-13: 978-0367277345


Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology 6th Edition by John M. Nicholas, ISBN-13: 978-0367277345

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  • Publisher: ‎ Routledge; 6th edition (August 3, 2020)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 754 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0367277344
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0367277345

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology is a highly regarded textbook that addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important “people” aspects―project leadership, team building, conflict resolution, and stress management.

The systems development cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program, or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management―to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.

This sixth edition features:

  • updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies;
  • a new chapter on project procurement management and contracts;
  • an expansion of case study coverage throughout, including those on the topic of sustainability and climate change, as well as cases and examples from across the globe, including India, Africa, Asia, and Australia; and
  • extensive instructor support materials, including an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions and a test bank of questions.

Taking a technical yet accessible approach, this book is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses, as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Table of Contents:

Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xix
About the authors xxi
Introduction 1
PART I: PHILOSOPHY AND CONCEPTS 19 1 What is project management? 21
2 Systems approach 41
PART II: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT LIFE CYCLE 63 3 Project life cycle and project conception 65
4 Project definition and system definition 100
5 Project execution and closeout 145
PART III: SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES FOR PLANNING AND CONTROL 163 6 Basic project planning techniques 165
7 Project schedule planning and networks 197
8 Advanced project network analysis and scheduling 240
9 Cost estimating and budgeting 283
10 Project quality management 325
11 Project risk management 357
12 Project procurement management and contracting 399
13 Project monitoring and control 423
14 Agile project management and lean 472
15 Project organizational structure and integration 505
16 Project roles and stakeholders 538
17 Leadership, teamwork, and conflict 565
18 Meta-management of projects and program management 595
19 Project selection and portfolio management 631
20 International project management 659
Appendix A: Request for proposal for Midwest Parcel Distribution Company 691
Appendix B: Proposal for Logistical Online System Project 695
Appendix C: Project execution plan for logistical online system 702
Index 718

John M. Nicholas is Professor of Operations and Project Management at Loyola University Chicago, USA. He is an active teacher, writer, and researcher in the areas of project management and lean production, and has led or participated in projects with organizations such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bank of America, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Herman Steyn is Professor of Project Management in the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has also managed a variety of large- and small-scale engineering projects and is the author of widely cited papers on project management.

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