The revised edition of the single-best source of project management case studies
Project Management Case Studies, Second Edition presents the most comprehensive collection of project management case studies available today. Compiled by Harold Kerzner, the leading authority on project management, it offers more than ninety case studies that illustrate both successful implementation of project management by actual companies and pitfalls to avoid in a variety of real-world situations.
Now with twenty-five new case studies, this new edition:
- Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications
- Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management
- Presents best practices and pitfalls of project management implementation in the real world
- Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam
Whether used with the latest edition of Harold Kerzner's landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, or on its own, Project Management Case Studies, Second Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers.
Other powerful tools by Harold Kerzner:
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Ninth Edition (0-471-74187-6)
Project Management Workbook and PMP®/CAPM® Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition (0-471-76076-5)
Project Management: Real World
Real life project management processes, just like processes, are comprised of various sequential steps like initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring and closure. Keep in mind that any project is finite in nature, which means it has specific initiation and finishing deadlines.The key factor, therefore, is to successfully complete the project without any time or cost overruns. Managing projects is indeed a challenge that calls for conceiving a definite strategy and creating a workable methodology apart from problem-solving, communication, and team-building skills. These parameters divide a project into different phases.
Whether planning a family wedding, anticipating the delivery of a new child, or going on a holiday, real life project management is involved to ensure the outcome follows the plan. Wikipedia aptly defines the project management process as “the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Project management process relies on two activities: planning first, and then doing."1
Study these four PM process examples, which can acquaint you with the phases of project management and why it is necessary to execute a project in a particular manner.