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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition

Book Description

Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and the Project Management Professional Exam®, the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: ● Project initiation and planning ● Communication and interpersonal skills ● Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives ● Managing political and resource issues ● Implementing a PMO ● Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. About the Editors
  8. Chapter 1 What Is Project Management? Project Management Concepts and Methodologies
  9. Section One The Project Management Body of Knowledge: Comprehension and Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2 Bodies of Knowledge and Competency Standards in Project Management
    3. Chapter 3 Project Management Process Groups: Project Management Knowledge in Action
    4. Chapter 4 Project Initiation: Managing the Front End
    5. Chapter 5 Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects
    6. Chapter 6 Monitoring and Control of Projects
    7. Chapter 7 Closing Processes: The End, and a Foundation for New Beginnings
    8. Chapter 8 Project Management Integration in Practice
    9. Chapter 9 Project Scope Management in Practice
    10. Chapter 10 Time Management in Practice
    11. Chapter 11 Project Cost Management in Practice
    12. Chapter 12 Project Quality Management in Practice
    13. Chapter 13 Human Resource Management: The People Side of Projects
    14. Chapter 14 Project Communication Management
    15. Chapter 15 Project Risk Management in Practice
    16. Chapter 16 Project Procurement Management in Practice
    17. Chapter 17 Stakeholder Management for Project Success
  10. Section Two The Profession of Project Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 18 Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam
    3. Chapter 19 Competency and Careers in Project Management
    4. Chapter 20 Project Management Ethics: Responsibility, Values, and Ethics in Project Environments
    5. Chapter 21 Professionalization of Project Management: What Does It Mean for Practice?
    6. Chapter 22 Business Acumen for Today’s Project Manager
  11. Section Three Organizational Issues in Project Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 23 Projects: The Engine of Strategy Execution
    3. Chapter 24 Competing Through Project Management
    4. Chapter 25 Enterprise Project Management: Elements and Deployment Issues
    5. Chapter 26 Project Portfolio Management: Principles and Best Practices
    6. Chapter 27 Enterprise Project Governance: Directing and Structuring Organizational Project Decisions
    7. Chapter 28 Performance and Value Measurement for Projects and Project Management
    8. Chapter 29 Organizational Change Management
    9. Chapter 30 Managing Multiple Projects: Balancing Time, Resources, and Objectives
    10. Chapter 31 Program Management
    11. Chapter 32 The Project Management Office: Trends and Tips
  12. Section Four Issues, Ideas, and Methods in Project Management Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 33 Earned Value Management
    3. Chapter 34 Dealing with Power and Politics in Project Management
    4. Chapter 35 Multi-Project Constraint Management: The “Critical Chain” Approach
    5. Chapter 36 Six Sigma and Project Management
    6. Chapter 37 Achieving Business Excellence Using Baldrige, Business Process Management, Process Improvement, and Project Management
    7. Chapter 38 Team Building and Interpersonal Skills for Dynamic Times
    8. Chapter 39 Cultural Challenges in Managing International Projects
    9. Chapter 40 Social Networking Tools: An Introduction to Their Role in Project Management
    10. Chapter 41 Agile Project Management
    11. Chapter 42 Sustainability and Project Management
  13. Section Five Industry Applications of Project Management Practice
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 43 Building Organizational Project Management Capability: Learning from Engineering and Construction
    3. Chapter 44 Why IT Matters: Project Management for Information Technology
    4. Chapter 45 Applying Project Management Tools and Techniques in the Ecosystem Restoration Industry
    5. Chapter 46 Rescue Mission: Project Management in the Helping Professions
    6. Chapter 47 Focus on Financial Services: Mitigating Risk with Transparency in a Regulated Environment
    7. Chapter 48 Project Management for Marketing: Keep It Lean, Don’t Slow Us Down
    8. Chapter 49 Project Management in Healthcare: Making a Difference Through Compassion, Caring, and Respect
    9. Chapter 50 Global Infrastructure Projects: A Better Way
  14. About the Contributors
  15. Index
  16. Free Sample Chapter From Identifying and Managing Project Risk by Tom Kendrick, PMP