ULASAN BUKU BARU 2011: Project Management: The Managerial Process
Abstract : In this latest edition, we have responded to feedback received from both students and teachers, which is deeply appreciated. As a result of the this feedback, the following changes have been made to the fifth edition:
•Restructuring of text to include four supplemental chapters that cover topics beyond the project management core.
•Inclusion of a supplemental chapter on agile project management which has enjoyed success on new product and software development projects.
•Terms and concepts have been updated to be consistent with the fourth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (2008).
•Revised Chapter 14 to include project retrospectives. Chapter 2, 4, 6, 7, and 12, have been updated.
•New student exercises and cases have been cases have been added to most chapters.
•Answers to selected exercises are now available in Appendix 1
•A third major computer exercise has been added to the Appendix 2;
•The “Snapshot from Practice” boxes feature a number of new examples of project management in action as well as new research highlights that continue to promote practical application of project management.
Overall the text addresses the major questions and issues the authors have encountered over their 60 combined years of teaching project management and consulting with practicing project management in domestic and foreign environments. The following questions represent the issues and problems practicing project managers find consuming most their effort: What is the strategic role of project in contemporary organizations?
How the projects prioritized? What organizational and managerial styles will improve chances of project success? How do project managers orchestrate the complex network of relationship involving vendors, subcontractors, project team members, senior management, functional managers, and customers that affect project success? What factors contribute to the development of a high-performance project team? What project management system can be set up to gain some measure of control? How do managers prepare for a new international project in a foreign culture? How does one pursue a career in project management?
Project manager must deal with all these concerns to be effective. All of these issues and problems represent linkages to an integrative project management view. The chapter content of the text has been placed within an overall framework that integrates these topics in a holistic manner. The future for project managers appears to be promising. Careers will be determined by success in managing projects.