Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, 5th edition

  • Jeffrey K Pinto


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Project management fundamentals with broad applications

In its 5th Edition, Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage takes a contemporary, decisive, and business-oriented approach to teaching and learning project management. To promote a comprehensive, multi-industry understanding of the text, the author addresses project management theory within the context of a variety of successful organizations, whether they be publicly held, private, or nonprofit. Comprehensive case analysis and detailed exercises, including brand-new, contemporary case studies for the 5th Edition, give readers the tools to assess projects in real time, while also leveraging the latest project management technology, including MS Project 2016.

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Why Project Management? 

2. The Organizational Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture 

3. Project Selection and Portfolio Management 

4. Leadership and the Project Manager 

5. Scope Management 

6. Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation 

7. Risk Management 

8. Cost Estimation and Budgeting 

9. Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path

10. Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks 

11. Advanced Topics in Planning and Scheduling: Agile and Critical Chain

12. Resource Management 

13. Project Evaluation and Control 

14. Project Closeout and Termination 


Appendix A. The Cumulative Standard Normal Distribution 

Appendix B. Tutorial for MS Project 2016 

Appendix C. Project Plan Template 

Published by Pearson (January 11th 2018) - Copyright © 2019