Optimizing Project Management

1st Edition

Te Wu

Auerbach Publications
May 18, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 312 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367429928 - CAT# 331920

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SHELVING GUIDE: Project Management

This hands-on guide is written for project managers seeking to find an optimized way of performing project management. It provides answers to such critical questions as:

  • Why should an organization apply project management?
  • What is the value of project management in the broader context of an organization?
  • Is project management as successful as some advocates suggested? On the flip side, is project management a waste of time and resources because of the many extensive and bureaucratic processes?
  • Which project management approach should our project team adopt? Predictive or adaptive, waterfall or rolling water, extreme programming or Scrum?

The book aims to provide an optimized view of project management by balancing and blending competing methodologies (e.g., traditional versus agile), lengthy methodologies and broad principles, processes and practices, and the need to understand versus the need to apply. The book includes project management templates, an integrated case study illustrating how to apply tools and concepts, and a glossary of key terms.

Optimizing Project Management is for both aspiring and practicing project management professionals. It covers the core concepts, practices, and skills that are useful for developing new ideas, planning activities, implementing projects, and conduct planning and controlling of schedule, budget, and scope. The text is particularly useful for students, project professionals wanting to refresh their knowledge, and those pursuing project management certifications. This book is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge,® Sixth Edition and covers all ten knowledge areas plus some additional knowledge domains.


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