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

Project Management: A Systems Approach  to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

© 2015

WileyPLUS for Project Management gives you and your students clear visibility into areas of strengths and weaknesses so that you can use this information to build a learning path to success together covering process supporting; types of project closure; project sponsorship; and culture, teamwork, and trust.


Covering the principles and practices of project management. In particular:

  • Added value, business intelligence, project governance, and much more
  • Case studies covering a variety of industries, almost all of which are real-world situations drawn from the author's practice
  • Over 400 discussion questions and more than 125 multiple-choice questions

Topics covered

  1. Overview
  2. Project Management Growth: Concepts and Definitions
  3. Organisational Structures
  4. Organising and Staffing the Project Office and Team
  5. Management Functions
  6. Management of 'Your' Time and Stress
  7. Conflicts
  8. Special Topics
  9. The Variables for Success
  10. Working with Executives
  11. Planning
  12. Network Scheduling Techniques
  13. Project Graphics
  14. Pricing and Estimating
  1. Cost Control
  2. Trade-Off Analysis in a Project Environment 
  3. Risk Management
  4. Learning Curves
  5. Contract Management
  6. Quality Management
  7. Modern Developments Project Management 
  8. The Business of Scope Changes
  9. The 'Project' Office
  10. Managing Crisis Projects
  11. The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Iridium: A Project Management Perspective 

Appendix A. Solutions to the Project Management Conflict Exercise

Appendix B. Solution to Leadership Exercise

Appendix C. Dorale Products Case Studies

Appendix D. Solution to the Dorale Products Case Studies Answers

Appendix E. Crosslisting of PMBOK to the Text

Author Index

Subject Index