Project Management for the 21st Century

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9780124499669: Project Management for the 21st Century

Project Management for the 21st Century, Second Edition focuses on proven methods and lessons learned for dealing with projects in many different industries and settings. It addresses issues of organization, process, and technology, and explores how modern technology tools such as the Internet and World Wide Web can support effective project management and project success. The authors, successful managers and consultants to companies and agencies in more than 15 industries, developed the materials in this book over six years of teaching and advising.
The Second Edition addresses the current trends in collaborative project management, group resource deconflicting and allocation, and information sharing. It expands the guidelines and the use of modern technology, and spends more time on project analysis and costing and issue management. There are two new chapters in the Second Edition: "Collaborative Scheduling" and "Project Management Using the Internet."

Key Features
* Explores how to use collaborative and team project management as well as information sharing and access for improved project productivity
* Recommends how to use the Internet, World Wide Web, intranets, database management systems, project management software and other technologies to improve project management effectiveness
* Includes managerial, technical, and behavioral aspects of project management
* Provides specific advice for dealing with more than 100 commonly encountered problems
* Addresses projects, programs, and products of all sizes
* Contains real life experiences
* Explains how to effectively manage project issues and opportunities
* Describes how to prevent project failure and resolve crises
* Serves as a practical guide for setting up and managing projects with minimal hassle and overhead
* Features a down-to-earth, common sense writing style

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Praise for the Second Edition
"The book contains a wealth of ideas to help veteran project managers crystallize their experiences and improve the management of their current or next project. For new or prospective project managers, it offers tips and guidance to help set them on the right course."
--COMPUTING REVIEWS
"This is one of the best project management books for introducing employees to modern project management in an interesting way. Most project management books are very dry and lack realistic examples. Thus, it is difficult to motivate people to read and use such materials. This is a very practical, down to earth book that has many guidelines that you can use immediately as you read the book. The authors have developed a very creative and useful approach in dealing with project risk that associates project risk with unresolved issues. I highly recommend this book."
--A reader on Amazon.com
Praise for the First Edition
"Focusing on proven methods to deal with the economic climate and technologies currently facing managers, this text discusses how to employ technology effectively, covers organizational and behavioral aspects of project management, provides advice for dealing with 100 common problems, and serves as a practical guide to setting up and managing projects."
--PMI 1996 INFORMATION SOURCEGUIDE
"The authors have tremendous insight into the dynamics of teams and projects; they are strong in practical detail, communication, and ways to solve sticky problems. In presenting material never before available to the industry, they have created a welcome addition to any library."
--SUDIR JAIN, Integrated Management Systems, Inc. (IMSI), Ann Arbor, Michigan
"A good book for beginning project managers and leaders. It not only lends a historical perspective to demonstrate why project management has been valuable in affecting change, it presents ways in which to apply project management principles in practice today."
--JULIE M. WILSON, Project Management Professional, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
"The book's greatest strengths are its readability, its generic coverage of the material, and its completeness."
--COMPUTING REVIEWS

About the Author:

Bennet Lientz has taught and consulted on project management for the past 28 years to more than 5000 people. He developed the concept of the management critical path, acted as project manager of the Internet, and turned around 10 failing projects. This Second Edition is Lientz' seventh book; he has also written more than 25 articles in various areas of project management.

Kathryn P. Rea is president and founder of The Consulting Edge, Inc., which was established in 1984. The firm specializes in E-Business, process improvement, project management, and financial consulting. Rea has managed more than 65 major technology-related projects internationally. She has advised on and carried out projects in government, engergy, banking and finance, distribution, trading, retailing, transportation, mining, manufacturing, and utilities. She is the author of eight books and more than 20 articles in various areas of information systems and analysis.

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