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Understanding Project Management, Second Edition
A Practical Guide
In the second edition of Understanding Project Management, skilled expert Dave C. Barrett offers a well-updated, practical real-world guide for current and aspiring project managers. Using concise and approachable language, the second edition features new concept illustrations, a greater consistency with the Project Management Body of Knowledge terminology, and additional case studies in the updated instructor resources. Taking the reader through an ongoing case study from initiation to completion, the text reinforces the importance of managing key aspects of a project, including its scope, quality, schedule, and budget, and explores the less tangible challenges that can often derail a project or lead to its success.
This newly updated edition offers authentic project management documents produced alongside the project case study and equips readers with a solid understanding of why specific processes are used, why certain decisions are made, and how pieces of project management fit together. Suitable for any discipline or industry, Understanding Project Management, Second Edition, promises to be an engaging and worthwhile read.
Table of Contents
List of Sample Documents and Templates
Part I: Introduction and the Initiating 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, Monitoring, and Controlling the Plan
Chapter 12: Managing Disruptions to the Plan: Issues and Change
Chapter 13: Managing the Human Resources Aspects of the Project
Part IV: Project Procurement and the Closing Phase
Chapter 14: Project Procurement
Chapter 15: Closing the Project
Part V: Agile Delivery
Chapter 16: An Overview of Agile Delivery
Appendix: Critical Path Analysis—The Calculations