The AMA Handbook of Project Management

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Edited By: Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin
Pub Date: June 2014
Print Edition: $79.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433393
Page Count: 576
Format: Hardback
Edition: Fourth Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433409

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An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art literature in the theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and the Project Management Professional Exam®, the Fourth Edition provides an updated set of principles and processes, enabling you to fully understand this constantly evolving field.

Whether you’re a student of project management, a current project management professional, or someone involved in projects, the book provides indispensable guidance on various topics, from preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam, to thriving in a specific organization and succeeding in your project management career. Divided into clear, easy-to-reference sections, the book:

• Introduces you to the basic accepted practices and principles of project management.

• Discusses the growth and creation of project management from an historical and global perspective, with an eye toward ethics, professionalism, and career development.

• Reveals areas that have become crucial organizational issues in project management, including multiple projects, programs, performance measurement, portfolio selection and management, enterprise systems, organizational culture and structure, and alignment with strategy.

• Provides a glimpse of where the discipline is heading, examining leading-edge topics such as new methodologies and organizational structures, globally diverse teams, break­through technologies, Agile Project Management, and sustainability.

The book further goes on to consider project management’s application and adaption to a variety of industries and their environments, including construction and engineering, new product development, information technology, and more, featuring new chapters on healthcare, marketing, financial services, and infrastructure development.

Moving far beyond the essentials of dealing with individual projects, this compendium of the best thinking in project management introduces you to the advanced, professional aspects of the field you must master in order to excel, including: the interaction of projects with other major depart­ments of the organization, such as accounting, finance, and other groups affected by the results of the project; the requirements for managing multiple projects simultaneously; proper management of the power structures and conflicts that typically surround projects; the expected contri­butions of projects to the organization; and your own career potential.

Packed with new information and filled with practical guidance designed to move you ahead no matter where you are in your project management career, The AMA Handbook of Project Management is an essential addition to your bookshelf.

PAUL C. DINSMORE, PMP, is an international authority on project management and organizational change. He has been honored with PMI’s Distinguished Contributions Award, and is a Fellow of the Institute.

JEANNETTE CABANIS-BREWIN, Editor-in-Chief for Project Management Solutions, Inc., and principal of The WordSource, LLC, has written about project management for many years, and is a recipient of PMI’s Distinguished Contributions Award.

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