Project Management

Series
Pearson
Author
Harvey Maylor  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
440
Pub.-date
September 2017
ISBN13
9781292237060
ISBN
1292237066
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Description

Project Management is a fast-growing and increasingly ‘professionalised’ discipline with record numbers of practitioners now gaining the PRINCE qualification. The formal tools and techniques of project management are being applied in an ever-wider range of industries and organisations.

As a mainstream skill, critical to business success, and under closer scrutiny for the benefits it delivers, it’s important the students of today – and practitioners of tomorrow – can rely on a comprehensive and contemporary text to support their learning. Drawing on the author’s 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, Harvey Maylor’s latest edition of Project Management delivers this in style.

Features

Brand new chapters on

  • Projects & Organisations, including issues of project ‘fit’ with strategy, and governance
  • Risk and Opportunities Management, focusing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to managing risk
  • Stakeholders, strategy and success, giving greater coverage of key areas
  • New scene-setting vignettes to open each chapter, e.g. the introduction of Chip & PIN payment systems (ch.1)
  • Project Management In Practice case studies at the end of each chapter, e.g. Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Rescue of Baghdad Zoo
  • New and revised short examples from real organisations throughout all chapters
  • A critical appraisal of project management, drawing on recent research and new and original models and frameworks

Back Cover

Project Management is a fast-moving and increasingly widespread discipline with record numbers of practitioners now gaining professional qualifications. Delivering projects on time and within budget is critical to business success and the skill, therefore, is highly valued in graduates and managers alike.

Drawing on Harvey Maylor’s 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, the latest edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive and contemporary account of all that you need to know about the theory and practice of Project Management.

Highlights of this fourth edition include:

  • Brand new chapters on Projects and Organisations, Risk and Opportunities Management, and Stakeholders, Strategy and Success
  • New scene-setting vignettes open each chapter, such as the Motorola RAZR mobile phone and the Oresund link bridge between Sweden and Denmark
  • Project Management in Practice case studies at the end of each chapter include Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Rescue of Baghdad Zoo
  • New and revised Real World examples throughout all chapters
  • A critical appraisal of project management, drawing on recent research and new and original models and frameworks

Project Management is written for students on undergraduate, masters and MBA programmes, as well as for corporate training and for professionals practising in a dynamic and fast-developing field.

About the author

Harvey Maylor is Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK.

Author

Harvey Maylor is Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK