This textbook was written to serve primarily two audiences: college/university students that will be doing industry projects and part time studies students from industry that are or will be engaged... More > in project management duties.
The textbook steps you through PMI's 5 Phases and the PMBOK 9 essential skills from the Initiation to Close-Out phases of a project.
Practical skills/advice, hands-on examples and theory are provided including Microsoft Project examples (see the accompanying Microsoft Project lab exercises textbook by the author).< Less
Five (5) Beginner to Advanced Microsoft Project (v. 2007) lab exercises which include: Setting Up a Project File; Project, Resource and Task Calendars; WBS; Effort Driven Scheduling; Three Time... More > Estimate Method, Time Cost Trade-Offs; Resource Leveling; Customizing Key Project Views; Creating a Baseline Schedule and Budget; Tracking and adding Progress and Reporting Earned Value including Excel data lists, PivotTables, Pivot Charts, Visual Reports and Cube files; Resource Pool and Master Project files; Template files; Help resources. This textbook’s lab exercises are organized around the PMI Phases of a project and users are taught how to use Project 2007 to enter project data from the beginning to the end of a project. The pitfalls and quirks of Project 2007 with workarounds are discussed (e.g., fixed and variable cost entry/timing vs. accounting cash flow; task types vs. resourcing an activity; resource leveling issues; Estimate at Completion calculations; Visual Reports). Over 300 figures.< Less
Defines for business people what an information system (IS) is comprised of in terms of hardware & software with descriptions, explanations, costs and project economics. Key management of... More > information system (MIS) issues discussed are: competitive advantage, productivity, strategy, lessons learned and key success factors. New and emerging technologies and their impact on business such as RFIDs and WiMax are also discussed.< Less
Module I (and II) present a method for using Excel appropriate for students taking various business programs at the college/university level. Module I focuses on basic Excel skills (designing... More > worksheet models, using functions, inputting techniques) and charting (basic to advanced).< Less