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The theme of the last edition will continue as authors improve individual chapters by adding a brief introduction that outlines the central points of the chapter and warms up readers for what follows. Each chapter concludes with four additional sections: a listing of additional sources of information in the form of a generously annotated bibliography; a listing of project management principles that summarize chapter content in pithy statements of enduring, universal value; a project management situation--a brief, descriptive case study that illuminates chapter content by way of a practical example; and a student/reader assignment that offers food for thought, discussion, or investigation. More student problems are added in this edition along with new chapters throughout and up-dated chapters where change is warranted. Graphics and illustrations updated with side bar information included throughout and the book with have a new look in a larger 7 3/8 x 9 A trim.

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Today's Most Effective Guide for Applying Project Management to Implement Organizational Strategies -- Now Updated and Expanded!

Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies -- especially changes to products, services, and processes.

Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management process…to project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and control…to continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more.

The Fifth edition of Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation features:

  • Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice
  • Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist
  • Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics
  • A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues
  • This new material: chapters on "The Evolution of Project Management" and "Successful Project Teams"

Inside this Updated PM Classic:
Introduction to Project Management * The Strategic Context of Projects * Organizational Design for Project Management * Project Operations * Interpersonal Dynamics in the Management of Projects * The Cultural Elements * New Uses of Teams

About the Author:

David I. Cleland is professor emeritus in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and the author/editor of 36 books on project management and engineering management. Often described as the "Father of Project Management," he is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute and has received the Institute's Distinguished Contribution to Project Management Award three times. The Institute's annual David I. Cleland Excellence in Project Management Literature Award is named in his honor.

Lewis R. Ireland is president of the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute and has received the Institute’s Distinguished Contribution Award and Person of the Year Award. He has more than three decades of management experience and is active in advancing the project management discipline.

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