The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition

Book Description

Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the Project Management Professional Exam, the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: project initiation and planning; and interpersonal skills; scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives; managing political and resource issues; implementing a PMO; and measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 What Is Project Management? Project Management Concepts and Methodologies

SECTION ONE: The Project Management Body of Knowledge: Comprehension and Practice
CHAPTER 2 Bodies of Knowledge and Competency Standards in Project Management
CHAPTER 3 Project Management Process Groups: Project Management Knowledge in Action
CHAPTER 4 Project Initiation: Managing the Front End
CHAPTER 5 Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects
CHAPTER 6 Monitoring and Control of Projects
CHAPTER 7 Closing Processes: The End, and a Foundation for New Beginnings
CHAPTER 8 Project Management Integration in Practice
CHAPTER 9 Project Scope Management in Practice
CHAPTER 10 Time Management in Practice
CHAPTER 11 Project Cost Management in Practice
CHAPTER 12 Project Quality Management in Practice
CHAPTER 13 Human Resource Management: The People Side of Projects
CHAPTER 14 Project Communication Management
CHAPTER 15 Project in Practice
CHAPTER 16 Project Procurement Management in Practice
CHAPTER 17 Stakeholder Management for Project Success

SECTION TWO: The Profession of Project Management
CHAPTER 18 Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam
CHAPTER 19 Competency and Careers in Project Management
CHAPTER 20 Project Management Ethics: Responsibility, Values, and Ethics in Project Environments
CHAPTER 21 Professionalization of Project Management: What Does It Mean for Practice?
CHAPTER 22 Business Acumen for Today’s Project Manager

SECTION THREE: Organizational Issues in Project Management
CHAPTER 23 Projects: The Engine of Strategy Execution
CHAPTER 24 Competing Through Project Management
CHAPTER 25 Project Management: Elements and Deployment Issues
CHAPTER 26 Project Management: Principles and Best Practices
CHAPTER 27 Enterprise Project Governance: Directing and Structuring Organizational Project Decisions
CHAPTER 28 Performance and Value Measurement for Projects and Project Management
CHAPTER 29 Organizational Change Management
CHAPTER 30 Managing Multiple Projects: Balancing Time, Resources, and Objectives
CHAPTER 31 Program Management
CHAPTER 32 The Project Management Office: Trends and Tips

SECTION FOUR: Issues, Ideas, and Methods in Project Management Practice
CHAPTER 33 Earned Value Management
CHAPTER 34 Dealing with Power and Politics in Project Management
CHAPTER 35 Multi-Project Constraint Management: The “Critical Chain” Approach
CHAPTER 36 and Project Management
CHAPTER 37 Achieving Business Excellence Using Baldrige, Business Process Management, Process Improvement, and Project Management
CHAPTER 38 Team Building and Interpersonal Skills for Dynamic Times
CHAPTER 39 Cultural Challenges in Managing International Projects
CHAPTER 40 Social Networking Tools: An Introduction to Their Role in Project Management
CHAPTER 41 Agile Project Management
CHAPTER 42 Sustainability and Project Management

SECTION FIVE: Industry Applications of Project Management Practice
CHAPTER 43 Building Organizational Project Management Capability: Learning from Engineering and Construction
CHAPTER 44 Why IT Matters: Project Management for
CHAPTER 45 Applying Project Management Tools and Techniques in the Ecosystem Restoration Industry
CHAPTER 46 Rescue Mission: Project Management in the Helping Professions
CHAPTER 47 Focus on Financial Services: Mitigating Risk with Transparency in a Regulated Environment
CHAPTER 48 Project Management for Marketing: Keep It Lean, Don’t Slow Us Down
CHAPTER 49 Project Management in Healthcare: Making a Difference Through Compassion, Caring, and Respect
CHAPTER 50 Global Infrastructure Projects: A Better Way

Book Details

  • Title: The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 576 pages
  • Edition: 4th Edition
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-06-12
  • ISBN-10: 0814433391
  • ISBN-13: 9780814433393