Project Management Core Textbook, 2 Indian ed

M.R. Gopalan

ISBN: 9788126550807

364 pages

eBook also available for institutional users 

INR 959


Project Management Core Textbook, Second Indian Edition is a concise, hands-on guide that gives students everything they need to succeed in project management. Focusing on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice, this book is organized around the project management life cycle, providing students with essential project management concepts and instructing them on how to use these concepts in real-world situation. This second edition features updated cases, Indian cases, problems and exercises for greater relevance and understanding of the material. This book allows the students to learn and implement practical and effective approaches to managing project teams, costs, resources, uncertainty and deliverables of any type of project.




Chapter 1 The World of Project Management

1.1 What is a Project?

1.2 Project Management vs. General Management

1.3 What is Managed? The Three Goals of a Project

1.4 The Life Cycles of Projects

1.5 Selecting Projects to Meet Organizational Objectives

1.6 Confronting Uncertainty-The Management of Risk

1.7 The Project Portfolio Process

1.8 An Approach to Project Formulation

1.9 The Materials in this Text


Chapter 2 The Manager, The Organization and The Team

2.1 The PM’s Roles

2.2 The PM’s Responsibilities to the Project

2.3 Selection of a Project Manager

2.4 Project Management as a Profession

2.5 Fitting Projects into the Parent Organization

2.6 The Project Team


Chapter 3 Planning the Project

3.1 The Contents of a Project Plan-The “Project Charter”

3.2 The Planning Process-Overview

3.3 The Planning Process-Nuts and Bolts

3.4 More on the Work Breakdown Structure and other aids

3.5 Multidisciplinary Teams-Balancing Pleasure and Pain


Chapter 4 Budgeting the Project

4.1 Methods of Budgeting

4.2 Cost Estimating

4.3 Improving Cost Estimates

4.4 Budget Uncertainty and Risk Management


Chapter 5 Scheduling the Project

5.1 PERT and CPM Networks

5.2 Project Uncertainty and Risk Management

5.3 Simulation

5.4 The Gantt Chart

5.5 Extensions to PERT /CPM


Chapter 6 Allocating Resources to The Project

6.1 Expediting a Project

6.2 Resource Loading

6.3 Resource Leveling

6.4 Allocating Scarce Resources to Projects

6.5 Allocating Scarce Resources to Several Projects

6.6 Goldratt’s Critical Chain


Chapter 7  Monitoring and Controlling the Project

7.1 The Plan-Monitor-Control Cycle

7.2 Data Collection and Reporting

7.3 Earned Value

7.4 Project Control

7.5 Designing the Control System

7.6 Scope Creep and Change Control


Chapter 8 Evaluating and Terminating the Project

8.1 Evaluation

8.2 Project Auditing

8.3 Project Termination


Appendix A: Probability and Statistics

Appendix B




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