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

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  251 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
The latest edition of the best selling "bible" of project management, "Project Management, 11th Edition" maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions. This edition is closely aligned with PMI's "Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition." New content includes measuring project management ROI and value to the organization and to customers. The ...more
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Published February 4th 2013 by Wiley (first published June 1st 1979)
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Fred
Jun 16, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The definitive book on Project Management!
Jenn
Clearly, this is the "go to" book for instructors of project management courses everywhere -- it has an instructor's guide with an answer key, and there are even project management "logic problem" versions of this book out there. It makes it dead easy for instructors to teach by the book.

The book is expensive and it is very long. Some of the content is a bit heavy and dense. The history of project management is interesting but it's the same history you can find in just about any other project ma
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Raed
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
considered as reference of Project Management , this book is one of my favorite, usually read it in order get more knowledge about interesting PM process also in the same time to check from case suitability in reality
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
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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
Ricardo Vargas
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: basic-concepts
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.
Ayman Sieny
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
VK
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Marcos Moret
A hefty project management bible that's taken me about a year to wade through. It's aligned with PMI's PMBOK, which is what you study to get Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification - which is the equivalent of PRINCE2 in the US.
Gazmend
This book is a reference book on Modern economics and Business strategy
Sara
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
VERY practical. Almost humorously cynical at times. A classic PM text by now.
Clayton
Informative but dry and often repetitive.
Bill
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great!
Ron
Feb 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Exhaustive in content and in trying to read. Could be more succinct.
Rob
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: technical
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 marked it as changed-mind-stoppedreading  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _pmp
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
Nate Weber
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Katherine
This book has some good information in it, but it is quite a slog to read sometimes.
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