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Project Management

Project Management
A Risk-Management Approach

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September 2020 | 728 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As the number and size of projects continue to increase, there is a growing demand for effective project managers. Project Management: A Risk-Management Approach prepares students to successfully navigate the many challenges, factors, and situations that project managers face. Authors Ted Klastorin and Gary Mitchell emphasize the importance of mitigating risk at every stage, helping students avoid common pitfalls that lead to project failures, compromised schedules, or incurred costs. Real-world examples, cases, solved problems, and practice problems help bring methodologies to life. Readers will be equipped with the tools they need to plan, schedule, and monitor even the most complex projects in a variety of market sectors.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Project Management (PM)
Chapter 2: Project Initiation and Selection
Chapter 3: Project Planning
Supplement: Agile Project Management
Chapter 4: Defining Project Content
Supplement: Review of Probability and Distribution Functions
Chapter 5: Scheduling a Deterministic Project
Chapter 6: Project Trade-offs and Risk Mitigation
Chapter 7: Scheduling Stochastic Projects
Supplement: Monte Carlo Simulation
Chapter 8: Managing Project Resources
Chapter 9: Project Teams
Chapter 10: Managing Decentralized Projects
Chapter 11: Assessing Project Progress
Chapter 12: Managing a Multi-Project Environment


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