Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control and Achieving Success

Managing Project Delivery  Maintaining Control and Achieving Success
Author: Trish Melton
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN: 9780080559063
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control and Achieving Success Book Excerpt:

A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success. Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. Supported by downloadable on-line project benefits management tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects -- large or small -- are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track. Managing Project Delivery provides simple yet powerful tools to ensure that projects deliver on their goals in a controlled and accountable manner. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills and together provide a powerful project management resource. * A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. * Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver projects and increase the certainty of success. * Focused on the needs of both engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. * Supported by downloadable on-line project delivery tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. * Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. * Project delivery is the third stage of the project lifecycle. This book shows how to maintain control and forecast the project outcome. Provides expert advice, tried-and-tested techniques and a delivery toolkit to address: • Business alignment • Value delivery • Control and forecasting

Integrated IT Project Management

Integrated IT Project Management
Author: Kenneth R. Bainey
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781580538299
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated IT Project Management Book Excerpt:

Annotation "Integrated IT Project Management: A Model-Centric Approach utilizes practical applications of real-world policies, roles and responsibilities, templates, process flows, and checklists for each of these three component processes. It shows how such processes ensure optimum utilization of people, process, and technology resources during the management and delivery of IT projects. The book provides insight into the key components of the Rational Unified Process from IBM Rational Corporation and the Project Management Body of knowledge PMBOK from the Project Management Institute (PMI) illustrating how they work together and align based on industry processing standards."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Scrum Project Management

Scrum Project Management
Author: Kim H. Pries,Jon M. Quigley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN: 1439825173
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scrum Project Management Book Excerpt:

Originally created for agile software development, scrum provides project managers with the flexibility needed to meet ever-changing consumer demands. Presenting a modified version of the agile software development framework, Scrum Project Management introduces Scrum basics and explains how to apply this adaptive technique to effectively manage a w

Information Technology Project Management

Information Technology Project Management
Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN: 1305177789
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technology Project Management Book Excerpt:

Readers discover exciting opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This unique book demonstrates principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT). No book offers more insights and tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide. This edition weaves theory with successful practices for an integrated focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. This is the only text to apply all 10 project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Readers master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups -- initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Commercial Project Management

Commercial Project Management
Author: Robin Hornby
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN: 1315299267
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commercial Project Management Book Excerpt:

Selling and delivering a project to a satisfied client, and making a profit, is a complex task. Project manager and author Robin Hornby believes this has been neglected by current standards and is poorly understood by professionals in the field. Commercial Project Management aims to rectify this deficiency. As a unique ‘how-to’ guide for project and business managers, it offers practical guidance, and a wealth of explanatory illustrations, useful techniques, proven checklists, real life examples, and case stories. It will give project managers a needed confidence boost and a head start in their demanding role as they go ‘on contract’. At the heart of Robin’s approach is a vendor sales and delivery lifecycle that provides a framework for business control of projects. Unique elements include the integration of buyer and vendor project lifecycles, the recasting of project management as a cyclic set of functions to lead the work of the project, and the elevation of risk assessment from a project toolkit to a fundamental control process. Beyond project management, the book proposes a comprehensive template for the firm whose business is delivering projects. This is a how-to book for project and business managers working in a commercial environment looking for practical guidance on conducting their projects and organizing their firm.

The No Nonsense Guide to Project Management

The No Nonsense Guide to Project Management
Author: Barbara Allan
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 1783302038
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No Nonsense Guide to Project Management Book Excerpt:

This book provides a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to project management which will enable library and information professionals to lead or take part in a wide range of projects from large-scale multi-organization complex projects through to relatively simple local ones. Barbara Allan has fully revised and updated her classic 2004 title, Project Management, to incorporate considerable developments during the past decade, including: the development and wide-scale acceptance of formal project management methodologies; the use of social media to communicate and disseminate information about projects and the large shift in the types of project library and information workers may be involved in. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Content covered includes: an introduction to project management, project workers and the library and information professiondifferent approaches to project management, the project cycle, the people side of projects and management of changediscussion of project methodologies, project management software, open source software, collaborative working software and use of social mediaproject initiation, communication, analysis and project briefsdeveloping project infra-structure, scheduling, working out the finances and carrying out a detailed risk analysisworking in partnerships, in diverse and virtual teams, and managing change. If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.

Gower Handbook of Project Management

Gower Handbook of Project Management
Author: Rodney Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 131712510X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gower Handbook of Project Management Book Excerpt:

This Handbook was the first APM Body of Knowledge Approved title for the Association for Project Management. Over the course of five editions, Gower Handbook of Project Management has become the definitive desk reference for project management practitioners. The Handbook gives an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. The team of expert contributors, selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge and skills required to manage projects, includes many of the most experienced and highly regarded international writers and practitioners. The Fifth Edition has been substantially restructured. All but two of the authors are new, reflecting the fast-changing and emerging perspectives on projects and their management. The four sections in the book describe: ¢ Projects, their context, value and how they are connected to organizational strategy; ¢ Performance: describing how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk and sustainability ¢ Process: from start up to close down ¢ Portfolio: the project and its relationship to the organization The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students.

Managing Project Supply Chains

Managing Project Supply Chains
Author: Dr Ron Basu
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 1409459276
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Project Supply Chains Book Excerpt:

The success of any project relies on the punctual, accurate and cost-effective delivery of materials, systems and facilities. Typically, a major project involves several stakeholders working together with controlled resources to deliver a completed project. It has many suppliers, contractors and customers; it has procurement and supply, demand planning and scheduling; it often lasts several years and has long lead times. Managing Project Supply Chains demonstrates how customised supply chain management can be applied to project management, ensuring project resources are delivered as required, reducing delays and costs and promoting a successful outcome.

Project Management Planning and Control

Project Management  Planning and Control
Author: Albert Lester
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN: 0080983219
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Planning and Control Book Excerpt:

Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook. With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information. Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Control is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding. It is also updated to match the latest BS 6079 standard for project management in construction. Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’. Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control—critical elements in the management of engineering projects. Includes project management questions and answers, compiled by a former APM exam assessor, to help you test your knowledge and prepare for professional examinations.

Project Management Best Practices Achieving Global Excellence

Project Management Best Practices  Achieving Global Excellence
Author: Harold Kerzner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 111946885X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Best Practices Achieving Global Excellence Book Excerpt:

The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management
Author: Raydugin, Yuri
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 152251791X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management Book Excerpt:

The proper understanding and managing of project risks and uncertainties is crucial to any organization. It is of paramount importance at all phases of project development and execution to avoid poor project results from meager economics, overspending, reputation and environmental damage, and even loss of life. The Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives of managing risks associated with the execution and development of projects. Highlighting innovative coverage written by top industry specialists, such as complexity theory, psychological bias and risk management fallacies, probabilistic risk analysis, and various aspects of project decision making, this book is ideally designed for project and risk managers, project engineers, cost estimators, schedulers, safety and environmental protection specialists, corporate planners, financial and insurance specialists, corporate decision makers, as well as academics and lecturers working in the area of project management and students pursing PMP, PMI-RMP, ISO 31000, etc. certification.

Project Management

Project Management
Author: Stewart R. Clegg,Torgeir Skyttermoen,Anne Live Vaagaasar
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 1529729785
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Book Excerpt:

Project management is an essential life and workplace skill that everyone must develop. Following the popular style and format of other textbooks by Stewart Clegg, this brand new co-authored textbook on project management provides a much needed European perspective to the subject. Drawing on the latest research and practice, the authors guide students on an active learning journey through the project lifespan, promoting a critical and reflexive approach to studying project management, as well as one that creates value for all project stakeholders and emphasizes people and not just process. Case studies and examples discussed in the text cover a wide range of projects from large to smaller across different industries and sectors, both public and private, including: megaprojects (HS2); mega events (Olympics); political projects (Brexit); health-related project implementation (LEAN); tech-related projects (Google); building and restoration projects (housing/Sagrada Familia); and arts and cultural projects (European Capital of Culture). Incorporating a host of learning features both in chapters and via the supporting online resources, this textbook is essential reading for all students/managers completing a course unit in project management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Advances in Project Management

Advances in Project Management
Author: Professor Darren Dalcher
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN: 1472429141
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Project Management Book Excerpt:

On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether that is in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Anecdotal and evidence-based research confirms that projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience. Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organisations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information, new approaches and novel perspectives that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.

Project Delivery in Business as Usual Organizations

Project Delivery in Business as Usual Organizations
Author: Tim Carroll
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1317075226
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Delivery in Business as Usual Organizations Book Excerpt:

Business organizations are highly successful at delivering 'business as usual'; the day-to-day tasks of managing customer transactions, marketing and production activities, and motivating employees. But there is a growing requirement for such organizations also to deliver business change projects successfully. 'Business as usual organizations' represent a particularly challenging environment for achieving this because of the fundamentally different mindset and culture required to deliver projects in this context. Tim Carroll's book provides an authoritative guide to improving project delivery in such organizations by: ¢ building a project management capability and culture that is appropriate to BAU organizations; ¢ aligning projects more closely with the strategic agenda of the organization, through the use of programmes; ¢ using portfolio management to improve this alignment and ensure the effectiveness of project investments; ¢ demonstrating the business context for projects and their contribution to the organization's agenda of strategic change. The author argues convincingly that project management hasn't travelled well from its traditional roots in construction and engineering to business-as-usual organizations. New approaches are called for, in particular to embed project delivery capabilities more deeply within the organization rather than treat it as a specialist discipline. This is a 'must-read' book to help managers responsible for strategy and change in all business-as-usual organizations (such as banks, insurance, business and consumer service companies, hospitals, local and national government) to realize the value that project management can bring to the long-term development of their organization.

Understanding Project Management

Understanding Project Management
Author: Gary Straw
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-03
ISBN: 0749470569
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Project Management Book Excerpt:

Understanding Project Management takes an applied approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world. Including plenty of practical examples as well as contemporary real-world case studies, it takes a unique approach to the study of project management with an emphasis on international aspects and dilemmas that are increasingly common in the contemporary world. With a host of features to encourage reflection and reinforce learning, it is the ideal complement for independent or classroom study on a range of business courses. This textbook helps managers understand project management, develop perspectives in application, and, through reflection, enables them to develop a project management capability, at an individual, organization or project level. The content throughout is guided by practice, making this an essential read for anyone wishing to make a success of the project management role.

Industrial Project Management

Industrial Project Management
Author: Stefano Tonchia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 3662563282
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Project Management Book Excerpt:

This book describes the principles and techniques in Project Management as applied to Engineering & Construction Contracts (ECC), conforming with relevant international standards (PMI - IPMA - ISO 21500), and pursuing a fully company-wide, process-based, multi-project approach. Uniquely, the book combines Project Management fundamentals with international contracting practices, which shape the planning, design and construction of large and complex works (such as plants, machinery, infrastructures and buildings) worldwide. The rigorous academic approach is mixed with the managerial contributions of Danieli, one of the world’s top three suppliers of plants and equipment to the metals industry. The book has been updated to reflect the PMBOK 6th edition (September 2017), presents best practices in PM from around the globe, and addresses new trends in PM such as Agile, SCRUM, etc. Lastly, a dedicated section covers the professional use of the reference software Microsoft Project.

Project Management

Project Management
Author: Stephen Hartley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN: 1000246949
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Book Excerpt:

Organisations increasingly look to project management to deal with short timeframes, tight budgets, changing requirements and risk management in everyday operations, as well as for major strategic projects. Project management knowledge and skills are now essential for professionals just about everywhere, from teachers, social workers and lawyers, to engineers, builders and accountants. Stephen Hartley's Project Management is based on the recognised global standard for project management, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), and it incorporates aspects of Agile, PRINCE2, Lean and other popular methodologies. It offers a thorough overview of the principles of project management, combined with tools and guidelines to manage projects of all sizes, from inception to evaluation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Stephen Hartley's widely used text has been fully revised and updated. It focuses on shared responsibility, transparent documentation, reporting achievement over activity, and continuous improvement. It is illustrated with examples and case studies, and accompanied by a suite of downloadable templates and tools. 'Stephen Hartley is without doubt Australia's leading authority on project management. This book is the bible for any current or future project manager.' - Dr Tim Baker, author of The End of the Performance Review

Further Advances in Project Management

Further Advances in Project Management
Author: Darren Dalcher
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN: 1315464365
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Further Advances in Project Management Book Excerpt:

Projects are ubiquitous to modern society, yet, concerns around successful delivery, value realisation, resilience and making change stick force a significant re-evaluation of the scope and extent of the ‘normal’ project discourse. The common thread for all of this is around capabilities, skills, attitudes, values and perspectives that are needed for successful delivery and the sustained realisation of interest, relationships, benefit, value and impact. The chapters collated in this volume bring together leading authorities on topics that are relevant to the management, leadership, governance and delivery of projects. Topics include people, communication, ethics, change management, value realisation, benefits, complexity, decision-making, project assurance, communication, knowledge management, big data, project requirements, business architecture, stakeholder engagement, strategy, users, systems thinking and resilience. The main aims of the collection are to reflect on the state of practice within the discipline; to propose new extensions and additions to good practice; to offer new insights and perspectives; to distil new knowledge; and to provide a way of sampling a range of the most promising ideas, perspectives and styles of writing from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the discipline.

Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery

Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
Author: Derek Walker,Steve Rowlinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 1351735101
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery Book Excerpt:

The concept of integrated project delivery (IPD) has evolved as a result of the need for highly expert teams of people to collaborate to deliver extremely complex projects, to manage expectations about delivery speed, changes in governance standards and to take advantage of and manage expectations raised by rapid advances in technology. All this demands effective change management. This is the first Handbook to contextualise and thematically explore the concept with an emphasis on rigorous practical and theoretical validation. The Handbook is divided into five sections, each with a focus on several interconnected themes including: An introduction to IPD concepts. The foundational elements and characteristics of IPD. People, culture and collaboration as key ingredients to successful and effective IPD. Technology and process aspects of relational contracting forms such as IPD. New and relevant perspectives to IPD that have received scant attention to date. Aspects and emerging issues that are rarely consciously considered in traditional project delivery due to the commercial imperative that drives firms and client organisations. The Handbook offers both discussions of these key themes, and also in-depth research into construction and other industry project procurement and delivery that spans decades. In addition, the Handbook presents ‘best’ and ‘better’ practice, but also includes insights into cutting-edge experimental developments in technology and practices where proof of concept is currently being developed into emerging practice. Contributing authors in this Handbook collaborate with the co-editors to draw together an integrated set of chapters that align to deliver a coherent narrative of the IPD concept. It is an invaluable reference for practitioners and academics alike, and useful as core course content for numerous degree programs of study and professional development courses.

Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management
Author: Davies A. Igberaese
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-09-02
ISBN: 1000645983
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Project Management Book Excerpt:

This book presents the fundamentals of project management in simple language and an easy-to-understand format. It is targeted principally at those who are learning or desiring to learn project management as well as those who are already taking project management as a course of study or as a profession. It covers all the basic aspects of project management including the core areas prescribed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) sixth edition. Although the PMBOK Guide seventh edition has significantly shifted focus from a process based standard to a principle based standard, it does not invalidate nor replace the detailed knowledge base contained in the sixth edition, which substantially emphasizes project management processes and knowledge areas. This is particularly apt for the traditional approach to project delivery, which is predictive in nature and has the bulk of the planning done upfront. The sections of the book are arranged in order of Project Management Processes as they fall within the respective Project Management Knowledge Areas. Experienced project manager, Davies Igberaese, presents all the basic content of traditional project management in a straightforward practical sequence as a typical project manager would go about the processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing a project without losing sight of the iterative nature of project management. The inclusion of Project Management Templates gives students and other users of the book the confidence required to effectively understand the basics of managing a wide variety of projects across disciplines including construction, building, industrial engineering, petroleum engineering, software engineering, information technology, business administration, and event management. Introduction to Project Management: A Source Book for Traditional PM Basics can serve as a core textbook for academic courses in project management, for preparing for PMP and CAPM Certification exams, as an excellent resource for new project managers, as well as a handy reference book for project sponsors.