Summary of Project Management

A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

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Project Management book summary
Follow the industry’s “project management bible” and learn an ongoing technique that works.


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The ninth edition of Harold Kerzner’s substantial, substantive project-management guide offers the comprehensive charts, diagrams and graphs you would expect in a graduate-level textbook, and yet it is surprisingly readable and relevant. Considered by many to be the leading “project management bible” in the planning industry, Kerzner’s book is a tour de force. Its 1,000-plus pages, thorough case studies and well-organized chapters empower you to select the areas where you most need to focus. getAbstract recommends it highly to students of the trade, practitioners and executives who want to learn more about managing projects.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which 16 best practices lead to successful project management;
  • How to build a project-management team; and
  • What errors and risks to avoid, and how.


Fighting Back in Hard Times
When the going gets tough, executives can cut jobs, although that endangers long-term profitability, or they can improve internal operations, which requires precision project management. Projects require a commitment of resources, and have definite start and...
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About the Author

Dr. Harold Kerzner teaches systems management at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio. He is also president of a firm that conducts seminars for major corporations around the world.

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