Project Management

Series
Pearson
Author
Harvey Maylor  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
472
Pub.-date
March 2022
ISBN13
9781292088433
ISBN
1292088435
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Develop the essential skillset to manage projects critical to business success. Project Management, 5th edition, by Maylor and Turner offers an in-depth, contemporary account of the theory and practice of project management. It discusses project complexities through various facets of project leadership: managerial, relational, and entrepreneurial.

Features

Hallmark features of this title

Relevant, real-life understanding of concepts

  • Short case studies, latest research references, and examples explore the topics introduced and enable students to put the information into context.
  • New and revised real-life developments relate and apply theory to cases in the real world.
  • Topics for Discussion provide a set of useful questions and tasks for self-assessment and revision.

A user-friendly, consistent structure of the textbook

  • Learning objectives and a list of Principles define the fundamentals at the beginning of each chapter.
  • End-of-chapter summaries consolidate learning and support revision.
  • Instructor's resources: An instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides are available to lecturers to complement this textbook and support your teaching.

New to this Edition

New and updated features of this title

New and updated content brings examples up-to-date and new concepts to life.

  • New, real-world examples surrounding various aspects of project management include procurement in times of Covid-19, the Apple iPhone launch, the Oresund link Bridge between Sweden and Denmark, McDonald's restaurant chain, and many more.
  • Updated, scene-setting vignettes open each chapter, such as the UK High-Speed 2 rail project, Universal Credit, and the new Range Rover launch.
  • Introducing new section Project Management in Practice case studies at the end of each chapter include the rescue of Crossrail, Norway's QA process for planning major projects, and the construction of Heathrow Terminal 5.

New and updated content discusses leadership-related concepts, the complexity of projects, and different approaches in the field.

  • Updated Project Leadership: A completely rewritten chapter describes different models of leadership and motivation and their impacts.
  • Revised Project Performance and Assessment section: The new edition reflects greater use of contingency based on assessing the complexity of a project.
  • Updated section Approaches to Project Management: Includes iterative or agile life-cycle approach to organising a project.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Guided tour
Preface
Acknowledgements

Making sense of the project context

  1. Introduction
  2. Structures and frameworks
  3. Projects and organisations

Managing the project process: the 4-D model

D1: Define it

  1. Setting up for success
  2. Planning for success

D2: Design it

  1. Time planning and scheduling
  2. Making time planning robust: Advanced Project Thinking (APT)
  3. Building a business case for a project
  4. Engaging stakeholders
  5. Managing risks and opportunities

D3: Do it

  1. Organising people in the project
  2. Leading people in projects
  3. Monitoring and controlling the project
  4. Procuring, contracting, and working with supply chains
  5. Problem-solving and decision-making

D4: Develop it

  1. Completing projects and learning to improve
Index
Publisher's Acknowledgments

Back Cover

Develop essential skill set to manage and deliver projects critical to business success

Project Management, 5th edition, by Maylor and Turner offers an in-depth and contemporary account of the theory and practice of project management. Anchored in the authors’ extensive teaching, research and consulting experience, the title discusses project complexities through various facets of project leadership: managerial, relational and entrepreneurial. It draws on recent research as well as new and original models and frameworks to provide a critical appraisal of project management.

Project Management is a fast-moving and increasingly widespread discipline with more practitioners now gaining professional qualifications. This new edition helps to develop project management skills in students on undergraduate, masters and MBA programmes, as well as professionals practising in this dynamic field.

 

Highlights of Project Management are:

  • a critical appraisal of project management, drawing on recent research and new and original models and frameworks
  • all sections across the text are linked to appropriate theoretical work whilst emphasising its use as theory in practice
  • completely rewritten chapter on Project Leadership describes different models of leadership and motivation and their impacts
  • new and revised real-world examples such as responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and social justice projects from around the world
  • Project Management in Practice case studies at the end of each chapter include the rescue of Crossrail, Norway’s QA process for planning major projects and the construction of Heathrow Terminal 5.

 

About the authors:

Harvey Maylor is Professor of Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Prior to that, he was the Founding Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield University. A researcher and teacher, Harvey is also a consultant to global firms, charities and governments on projects.

Neil Turner is a Professor at Cranfield School of Management, having joined from a previous career as an engineering manager in a major multinational telecommunications firm. He has published widely in prestigious journals and teaches project studies on executive education, masters and doctoral courses.

 

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Author

Harvey Maylor is a Professor of Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Prior to his professorship, he was the Founding Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield University. A researcher and teacher, Harvey is also a consultant to global firms, charities, and governments on projects.

Neil Turner is a Professor at Cranfield School of Management. With a background as an engineering manager, he joined following a career in a major multinational telecommunications firm. He has published widely in prestigious journals and teaches project studies on Executive Education, Master's, and Doctoral Courses.