By Kathy Schwalbe
Observe: purchase the paperback new from amazon.com and get the Kindle model loose as a part of the Kindle MatchBook software! (Sorry, in basic terms works within the U.S. so far.) in line with consumer suggestions, the 5th variation of An creation to venture administration presents a separate bankruptcy for making plans integration and scope administration and for making plans time and value administration. extra examples are supplied for developing paintings breakdown constructions and schedules. it is also info on Basecamp, a loose web-based undertaking administration device, in addition to a consumer consultant (replaces AtTask in Appendix B). as well as updating many references and examples, this variation keeps to incorporate a number of renowned beneficial properties: - Follows the undertaking administration Institute's PMBOK® advisor, 5th version (2013) - Has chapters for every procedure crew and a accomplished case research to demonstrate making use of instruments and strategies through the undertaking existence cycle - contains a consultant for utilizing Microsoft venture 2013 - offers a unfastened trial of MatchWare's MindView enterprise software program (www.matchware.com/intropm), a device for developing brain maps, Gantt charts, and different undertaking records - makes use of real-world examples and references, together with commencing circumstances and case wrap-ups, examples of what went correct, what went mistaken, media snapshots, top practices, and video highlights in every one bankruptcy - finish of bankruptcy fabrics comprise bankruptcy summaries, speedy quizzes, dialogue questions, and workouts, with case stories supplied in Appendix C -Comprehensive, safe teacher website on hand with lecture slides, resolution records, try banks, and so on. -Free website comprises over fifty template records, on-line quizzes and video games, facts documents for undertaking 2013, hyperlinks to websites pointed out within the textual content, and masses extra stopover at the unfastened significant other website at www.intropm.com.
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The application area refers to the application to which project management is applied. For example, a project manager responsible for building houses or apartment buildings should understand the construction industry, including standards and regulations important to that industry and those types of construction projects. A project manager leading a large software development project must know a lot about that application area. A project manager in education, entertainment, the government, and other fields must understand those application areas.
The main distinction between project or program management and portfolio management is a focus on meeting tactical versus strategic goals. Tactical goals are generally more specific and shortterm than strategic goals, which emphasize long-term goals for an organization. Individual projects and programs often address tactical goals, whereas portfolio management addresses strategic goals. Project and program management address questions like: Are we carrying out projects well? Are projects on time and budget?
Learning Objectives reflect what you should be able to accomplish after completing each chapter. Chapter Summaries highlight key concepts you should master. The Quick Quizzes help reinforce your understanding of important concepts in each chapter. The Discussion Questions help guide critical thinking about those key concepts. Exercises provide opportunities to practice important techniques, as do the Team Projects. The Case Studies in Appendix C provide a robust means to apply what you have learned from the text to realistic case studies, similar to the example used throughout the text.
An Introduction to Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe