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Project Management: A Socio-Technical Approach: 2024 Release
Project Management: A Socio-Technical Approach: 2024 Release

Project Management: A Socio-Technical Approach: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1265060886 | ISBN13: 9781265060886
By Erik Larson, Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk and Clifford Gray

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Project Management: A Socio-Technical Approach is a comprehensive title that emphasizes the importance of the human dimension in project management through a holistic view by recognizing that to master project management one must not only master key tools and methods, but also how to manage people to use these techniques within the culture of their organization. Written for a wide audience, this title provides a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of project management through its universally applicable concepts, principles, and techniques. The 2024 release includes updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on project execution and features expanded examples, new student exercises and cases, and additional resources for instructors and students. This title is also well structured to meet the needs of those wishing to prepare for PMP or CAPM certification exams.

 1 Modern Project Management 
 2 Organization Strategy and Project Selection 
 3 Organization Structure and Culture 
 4 Defining the Project
 5 Estimating Project Times and Costs 
 6 Developing a Project Schedule 
 7 Managing Risk 
 8 Scheduling Resources and Costs 
 9 Reducing Project Duration 
 10 Being an Effective Project Manager 
 11 Managing Project Teams 
 12 Outsourcing Managing Interorganizational Relations 
 13 Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation 
 14 Project Closure 
 15 Agile Project Management 
 16 International Projects 
Appendix One: Solutions to Selected Exercises 
Appendix Two: Computer Project Exercises 
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Erik Larson

ERIK W. LARSON is professor emeritus of project management at the College of Business, Oregon State University. He teaches executive, graduate, and undergraduate courses on project management and leadership. His research and consulting activities focus on project management. He has published numerous articles on matrix management, product development, and project partnering. He has been honored with teaching awards from both the Oregon State University MBA program and the University of Oregon Executive MBA program. He has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1984. In 1995 he worked as a Fulbright scholar with faculty at the Krakow Academy of Economics on modernizing Polish business education. He was a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. He received a B.A. in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and a Ph.D. in management from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum master.

Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk

PINYARAT SIRISOMBOONSUK is an assistant professor of management at the College of Business, The University of Texas Permian Basin. She teaches courses in project management, operations management, business logistics, risk management in supply chains, and business statistics for both undergraduate and graduate levels in either face-to-face or online formats. Her primary research interests are in the areas of project management, operations management, and supply chain management, which incorporate concepts from strategic management and organizational theory. She has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2007. She completed her bachelor’s degree in economics with first class honors from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and received her MBA from Oregon State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management (minor in Industrial Engineering) from Texas Tech University. In 2014, she earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

Clifford Gray

CLIFFORD F. GRAY is professor emeritus of management at the College of Business, Oregon State University. He has personally taught more than 100 executive development seminars and workshops. Cliff has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1976 and was one of the founders of the Portland, Oregon, chapter. He was a visiting professor at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2005. He was the president of Project Management International, Inc. (a training and consulting firm specializing in project management) 1977–2005. He received his B.A. in economics and management from Millikin University, MBA from Indiana University, and doctorate in operations management from the College of Business, University of Oregon. He is a certified Scrum master.


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