Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology: Principles and Practice

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Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology Principles and Practice
3 R D E D I T I O N

John M. Nicholas
Loyola University Chicago

Herman Steyn
University of Pretoria

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To Sharry, Julia, Joshua, and Abigail John M. Nicholas To Karen and Janine Herman Steyn

BRIEF CONTENTS

Introduction

xxiii

PART I:
1 2

PHILOSOPHY AND CONCEPTS
32

1

What is Project Management? 3 Systems Approach and Systems Engineering

PART II:
3 4

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
75

73

Systems Development Cycle and Project Conception Project and System Definition 118

PART III:

SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES

155

5 Planning Fundamentals 157 6 Project Time Planning and Networks 196 7 Advanced Project Network Analyses and Scheduling 240 8 Cost Estimating and Budgeting 289 9 Project Quality Management 332 10 Managing Risks in Projects 362 11 Project Execution and Control 404 12 Project Evaluation, Communication, Implementation, and Closeout 452

PART IV:
13 14 15

ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR

479

Project Organization Structure and Integration 481 Project Roles, Responsibility, and Authority 517 Managing Participation, Teamwork, and Conflict 545

PART V: PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE CORPORATE CONTEXT 575
16 The Management of Project Management 577 17 Project Selection and Portfolio Management 604 18 International Project Management 628 Author Index 691 Subject Index 694 vi

CONTENTS

Preface xvii Acknowledgments xx About the Authors xxi Introduction xxiii I.1 In the Beginning xxiii I.2 What Is a Project? xxvi I.3 Project Management: The Need xxviii I.4 Response to a Changing Environment xxx I.5 Systems Approach to Management xxx I.6 Project Goal and Project Management Benefits I.7 Project Management: The Person, the Team, the Methodology xxxii I.8 About This Book xxxiii I.9 PMBOK xxxv I.10 Study Project Assignment xxxvi Review Questions xxxvii Endnotes xxxviii

xxxi

PART I:

PHILOSOPHY AND CONCEPTS

1

CHAPTER 1 What Is Project Management? 3 1.1 Functions and Viewpoints of Management 3 1.2 Project Viewpoint versus Traditional Management 5...
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