Book: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Portable Mba Series)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
PProject management has hung on long past the “new management
fad” stage. When the first edition of this book came out in 1999, project
management was riding a rocket of popularity. Nine years later the
discipline continues to add disciples in new fields such as health care
and nonprofit aid organizations. While the fundamentals haven’t
changed, the discipline is evolving. This third edition reflects some of
Part 5 includes several new chapters that provide overviews of
related topics. These chapters are intentionally brief—just long enough
to introduce the topic and demonstrate its relationship to project management.
These chapters introduce enterprise project management,
project portfolio management, requirements engineering, and Lean.
Part 5 also includes new chapters on topics that are very much
related to project management—the Project Management Professional
exam and Microsoft Project. Both the PMP exam and project management
software play an important role in the actual practice of project
management. Entire books exist on both topics; in this book I’ve chosen
to focus on providing some gold nuggets rather than to cover the
full topic. For some readers that might be enough; for others it will
start you down the path.
This third edition carries on a concept, started in the second edition,
of providing additional resources using the Internet. Owners of
this book can go to www.versatilecompany.com/FFMBAinPM to download
document templates for managing projects, for answers to the
PMP exam questions, and for basic tutorials on Microsoft Project.