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by Harold R. Kerzner

eBook Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling download ISBN: 0471393428
Author: Harold R. Kerzner
Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (October 2, 2000)
Language: English
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Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and conrolling/Harold Kerzner. 10th ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-0-470-27870-3 (cloth : acid-free paper) 1. Project management.

Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and conrolling/Harold Kerzner. Working with Executives 18 . The Project Manager as the Planning Agent 19 . 0 Project Champions 20 . 1 The Downside of Project Management 21 . 2 Project-Driven versus Non–Project-Driven Organizations 22 . 3 Marketing in the Project-Driven Organization 24 . 4 Classification of Projects 26 . 5 Location of the Project Manager 27.

Project Management, or the "Project Management bible" as it's widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management

Project Management, or the "Project Management bible" as it's widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project.

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.

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HAROLD KERZNER, PHD, is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning, Inc . 3 Concurrent Engineering: A Project Management Approach 32. 4 Added Value 32. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner's profound effect on the project management industry inspired IIL to establish, in coordination with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP® credential holder or global equivalent each year.

'This classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies, explore new cost control and risk management techniques. and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam

'This classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies, explore new cost control and risk management techniques. and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam. The Design-Build Institute of America ''This book is more like an encyclopedia of project management than simply a textbook. Once you've been through this text, it will become a well-used reference on your bookshelf.

Senior Executive Director for Project Management The International Institute for Learning New York, New York WILEY John Wiley & Sons, More information

Senior Executive Director for Project Management The International Institute for Learning New York, New York WILEY John Wiley & Sons, More information.

A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. 8th ed. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0-471-22577-0 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Division of Business Administration Baldwin-Wallace College Berea, Ohio. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. PROJECT. Kerzner’s 16 Points to Project Management Maturity. 1. Adopt a project management methodology and use it consistently. 2. Implement a philosophy that drives the company toward project man-. agement maturity and communicate it to everyone.

"This classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies, explore new cost control and risk management techniques . . . and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam." —The Design-Build Institute of America

"This book is more like an encyclopedia of project management than simply a textbook . . . Once you've been through this text, it will become a well-used reference on your bookshelf. Somewhere inside, Dr. Kerzner has addressed at least a portion of whatever you're looking for." —Dr. Don Shanfelt, PMP E-Commerce PM for WorldCom, and adjunct IT professor in Colorado Springs

Project management at its best—a banner edition of the landmark reference

This latest edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management brings outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management right up to date with the latest developments in the field. Written by one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject, it is essential reading for today's and tomorrow's professionals involved in project management. It covers every key aspect of the subject, from the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management. New features include:

Up-to-date coverage of global project management, the project management maturity model, "six sigma", and conflict resolution modes Dozens of real-world case studies and hundreds of sample problems across a wide range of industries
Comments: (7)
Winotterin
Ugh! All the joy and engagement of reading a dictionary to learn how to write poetry. Bought this for a PM elective in an MBA program and I'm now about half way through. I'm an experienced PM in industry and Government. I'm glad I didn't start with a text like this when considering PM duty. Else, I would have surrendered all enthusiasm (or hanged myself) and headed for job in the shipping department . This is an encyclopedic, monotonous, enumerative narrative with no literary cueues on the importance or significance of topics therein. It all just IS (or WAS). Once in a while there is an assertion from the old caste structure of business sounding like 19th century factory lore. Charts and graphics are so subjective and nondescript I can't fathom what they are intended to add - other than to increase page count. Many are very confusing for their minimalist labeling and severe lack of source data. Perhaps Kerzner was the best PM in recent history. No doubt he was the first to stretch the definition across so many pages to garner title of Bible of project management. But I am rather surprised even in the 11th edition it still feels like a 19th century tome, with so many plodding passive assertions leading inductively to every minute definition you'd swear it was written by Hume or Mill or Shopenhauer. I'm just very disappointed that after reading so many insightful and engaging texts on all the aspects of contemporary project management, I now find myself here in a graduate class with a reference text that doesn't really offer any conviction for what is good or bad, right or wrong, optimal or suboptimal for business today and tomorrow. Rather it examines archaeologically the pot shards and bone fragments in the strata below the current enterprise to estimate at how we arrived in present day.
Arashitilar
This is a book packed with project management information, with ties to the PMI certification exam in every chapter (which may be useful to folks using this to help study for their PMP). In my opinion, this book could use some revision to better organize and present the information it contains. There are long "laundry lists" of things to take into account, some of which might be more digestible if they were hierarchically organized. The author appears to have a lot of experience, and appears to have tried to capture the full range of his experience in this book. One drawback of this approach is that it reads to me more like a "brain dump" than a structured, systematic approach to understanding the topic.
Cobyno
Very thorough book on project management. But poorly referenced and it's very difficult to find anything. I reference the book in my classes on project management and know a lot of project managers who own it. But I never talked to a project manager who actually read the entire book. It's a much better reference than a textbook.
skyjettttt
Terrible for use in the classroom. The problems and case studies don't pull from information in the book. The information, especially in chapter 11, isn't laid out well and is confusing. Kerzner often interchanges terms like project and program management that shouldn't be interchanged. I would not recommend this edition for classroom use.
Dagdardana
I rented this text book for a graduate course and I have to say it's the worst text book I've ever read. Boring and redundant are just the tip of the iceberg. The author either has an inflated sense of self, inflated sense of project management OR both. Some interesting quotes…

“This ideal project manager would probably have doctorates in engineer, business, and psychology, and experience with ten different companies in a variety of project positions, and would be 25 years old…………..Good project managers in the industry today would probably be lucky to have 70 to 80 percent of those characteristics.”

WHAT!?!?! I’ve been in IT for 22 years and I would say a great project manager would be lucky to have 50 percent of those characteristics.

….here’s another healthy ego booster for project managers….

“individuals who get a taste of project management will generally not want to return to the line organization.”

Really? Why? Apparently project managers just have it going on like that I guess.

……or how about this little gem in regard to dealing with incompetent personnel….

“The removal of line employee should be made to look like a transfer; otherwise the project manager will be branded as an individual who fires people.”

This is after the author goes on and on throughout the book on the responsibility and accountability associated with the duties of the project manager.

It’s worth noting that all of the delusions of grandeur noted above come from a single chapter, but the book is riddled with comments like those above. Also noteworthy, the book covers nothing about dealing with incompetent project managers. I think that’s because such an animal doesn't exist in this authors mind. I have nothing against project managers, but this author is obviously full of it.
Xirmiu
Next to the "Communications Bible" from Dow and Taylor, this is the other must-have book from my Master of Science in Project Management program. I wouldn't think of selling it now that I've graduated (and anyway, it's full of my highlights and notes!). Between these two books, I have the basics and then some.

There is so much in this text we were able to use it in three classes. One of my classmates didn't like all the bulleted lists -- there's rarely a two-page span without one -- but I found them useful. Especially when studying, it's nice to have a succinct list.

As heavy as this book is, it's a little daunting when you first pick it up. It looks a little forbidding when you crack it open. But I found the writing very personable, easy to understand, and full of "I never thought of that" moments. Good research book to keep on hand.