Countless numbers of projects undertaken by organizations in the private and public sectors significantly overrun the project schedule and budget, and as a consequence fail to achieve the organization’s financial and strategic objectives, often with sizable increases in costs and with substantial financial losses to the organization. Why? This is due mainly to the failure of many project managers to successfully apply the tools and techniques of modern project planning, monitoring, control and progress reporting on their projects.

• Integrate scope, time, resources and cost management into a dynamic, manageable plan
• Develop project network diagrams for CPM and advanced PERT calculations to identify schedule and cost risks
• Maintain continuous project performance and delivery control
• Accurately estimate and allocate project costs and resources
• Measure, forecast and control project performance by employing earned value techniques
• Compress or accelerate the schedule when required by adverse circumstances
• Develop a project recovery plan for budget and schedule overruns
• Produce clear and concise project progress reports
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Project Management?
Chapter 2: The Organizational Context: Strategy, Sturcutre, and Culture
Chapter 3Project Selection and Portfolio Management
Chapter 4: Leadership and the Project Manager
Chapter 5: Scope Management
Chapter 6: Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation
Chapter 7: Risk Management
Chapter 8: Cost Estimation and Budgeting
Chapter 9: Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path
Chapter 10: Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks
Chapter 11: Critical Chain Project Scheduling
Chapter 12: Resource Management
Chapter 13: Project Evaluation and Control
Chapter 14: Project Closeout and Termination
Appendix: Tutorial for MicroSoft® Project 2010
Certified Global Project Manager certificate of completion will be awarded to class members who attend at least 80% of the 40 training hours are granted by the Management Development Institute through the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University. Recognized by the US Department.
Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, 3/E
Jeffery K. Pinto
ISBN-10: 0132664151 • ISBN-13: 9780132664158
©2013 • Prentice Hall • Cloth, 528 pp
Published 07/09/2012 • Instock