Project Management: A Practical Approach
Projects have become increasingly important in all areas of professional life. It is therefore crucial that students and professionals are trained to understand and participate in project management. The primary aim of this textbook is to facilitate the successful completion of projects, thus the author puts particular emphasis on the importance of careful preparation and strategic co-operation within the project team. Part One of the book offers a description of the project-based approach to the work environment, an analysis of when such an approach is appropriate and an account of how to make projects work. In addition, this part of the book discusses the role of planning software within the project environment. Part Two describes the practical tools and skills needed to tackle projects. This up-to-date edition offers additional material on the life-cycle of the project from setting up to completing a project. Other new sections deal with skills, such as brainstorming and decision making in the project group.