Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
254 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
July 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380889
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Many books for introductory project management courses are written with heavy detail and are designed for experienced project managers running large-scale projects. In this slim guide, skilled expert Dave C. Barrett prepares students to manage projects with a “let’s walk before we run” approach, offering the perfect amount of detail for students new to the field who are lacking practical project experience. Learning only the most critical project management concepts and processes, students are taken through an ongoing case study that follows a moderately sized project from its initiation to completion.

This new book offers the actual project management documents produced during the case study and will equip readers with a solid understanding of why each of the processes are used, why the decisions are made, and how the pieces of project management fit together. Suitable for any discipline or industry, Understanding Project Management promises to be a light, engaging, and quick read.

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Table of Contents

Part I – Introduction and Initiation Phase

Chapter 1 – Understanding the Project Environment

Chapter 2 – Starting the Project

Part II – The Planning Phase

Chapter 3 – Stakeholder Planning

Chapter 4 – Scope Planning

Chapter 5 – Schedule Planning

Chapter 6 – Budget Planning

Chapter 7 – Project Team Planning

Chapter 8 – Quality Planning

Chapter 9 – Risk Planning

Chapter 10 – Communications Planning

Part III – The Executing Phase

Chapter 11 – Executing the Plan

Chapter 12 – Managing Disruptions to the Plan: Issues and Change

Chapter 13 – Managing the People Aspects of the Project

Chapter 14 – Reporting the Status of the Project

Part IV – Project Procurement and the Closing Phase

Chapter 15 – Project Procurement

Chapter 16 – Closing the Project

Appendix A – An Overview of Agile Project Management

Dave C. Barrett

Dave C. Barrett joined Conestoga’s School of Business faculty as a full-time professor of project management in 2004, after working 21 years in private industry.

Instructor Resources

The Instructor's Manual for Understanding Project Management includes:

  • Instructor guide
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Project document templates
  • Scheduling software
  • Test bank with multiple choice and short answer questions

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Student Resources

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