Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

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Skillful project management is the key to the successful completion of a project within budget and on schedule. Harold Kerzner's book is the key to skillful project management. Kerzner covers everything imaginable, including case studies and problem sets designed to provide the student or avid reader with a measure of virtual experience not oth...more
ebook, Tenth Edition, 1120 pages
Published April 3rd 2009 by John Wiley & Sons (first published June 1st 1979)
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Fred
While this was informative on project management. I used the book under my computer monitor to raise it to the proper ergonomic height for me.
Susanne Bartel
Was of great help to prepare for PMP certification. Still in use as an excellent reference.
Khalid Khan
The definitive book on Project Management!
surfurbian
Pages 1-25
Text assumes a corporate structure along with a series of titles, roles, issues, relationships, areas of responsibility/authority that may or may not exist. At best, this renders the information difficult to apply without some stout abstract thinking. At worst it is simply irrelevant.

There are one or two statements regarding interpersonal skills that are useful and a diagram that outlined the marketing/proposal process that is accurate.

Otherwise, most of this does not resemble any of...more
Ricardo Vargas
Reference to any project manager. This was the first book I've bought in my career. Perfectly published, it is one of the books the every project manager must have.

Referência para qualquer gerente de projetos. Esse foi o primeiro livro que eu comprei na minha carreira. Perfeitamente editorado, é um livro que todo gerente de projetos tem que ter.
Ahmad Al-musallami
This is a great book, especially when it comes to understanding Project Management from the very basic terms up-to the advanced topics, it also covers most of the PMP curriculum.

I did read and actually study this book during my masters study as the text book for Project Management, it was really handy and rich.

Ahmad Al-Musallami
VK
Many project managers are untrained ...hence, the 65+% failure rate of "IT" projects. Reading the material might be too much to expect.

The project manager who has never heard of Harold Kerzner ---has never been in a comprehensive PM training environment.
Ayman Sieny
Great book on project management. The book covers the Project Management Professional knowledge areas. This book is used a text book for Project Management postgraduate studies. The book is useful in preparing for the PMP certification.
Nate Weber
Excellent project management reference - not a straight through read (it melt your brain). As a PM/PMP geek I think of it as the "other" bible.
Rob
Just started this for a class. I don't hold out too high hopes for this being all to stimulating reading, but I'm keeping an open mind...
Lara
Oct 13, 2013 Lara marked it as changed-mind-stoppedreading  ·  review of another edition
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pgs=1181; glossary= no; b&w; index=yes/good; might help me study for the pmp; it is a textbook; might be good for me starting out
Gazmend
This book is a reference book on Modern economics and Business strategy
Ron
Exhaustive in content and in trying to read. Could be more succinct.
Clayton
Informative but dry and often repetitive.
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“During the past thirty years there has been a so-called hidden revolution in the introduction and development of new organizational structures. Management has come to realize that organizations must be dynamic in nature; that is, they must be capable of rapid restructuring should environmental conditions so dictate. These environmental factors evolved from the increasing competitiveness of the market, changes in technology, and a requirement for better control of resources for multiproduct firms. More than forty years ago, Wallace identified four major factors that caused the onset of the organizational revolution” 0 likes
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