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by Harold R. Kerzner

eBook Project Management Case Studies epub
  • ISBN: 0471225789
  • Author: Harold R. Kerzner
  • Genre: Business
  • Subcategory: Management & Leadership
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8th edition (February 13, 2003)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1175 kb
  • FB2 size 1903 kb
  • Formats lrf lrf mobi doc

Ships from and sold by got2manybooks. Ships from and sold by Choice Booksellers. is Senior Executive Director for Project, Program and Portfolio Management at International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world.

Compiled by Harold Kerzner, the leading authority on project management, it offers more than ninety case studies that illustrate both successful implementation of project management by actual companies and pitfalls to avoid in a variety of real-world situations.

Also included is the well-received super case, which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course.

Also included is the well-received "super case," which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course.

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Project Management Case Studies Paperback – 14 April 2017. by Harold R. Kerzner (Author). The project management case studies book now featuring new cases from disney, the olympics, airbus, boeing, and more. After on-the-job experience, case studies are the most important part of every project manager's training.

Project managers pride themselves on finding solutions to problems and case studies are an excellent way for this to happen. The use of case studies is applicable both to undergraduate- and graduate-level project management courses as well as training programs to pass various certification examinations in project management.

The project management case studies book now featuring new cases from disney, the olympics, airbus, boeing, and more.

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THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES BOOK NOW FEATURING NEW CASES FROM DISNEY, THE OLYMPICS, AIRBUS, BOEING, AND MORE After on-the-job experience, case studies are the most important part of every project manager's training. HAROLD KERZNER, PHD, is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide.

Learn how project management can make a company sink or soar Project Management Case Studies presents a compilation of illustrative case studies showcasing both exceptional and poorly-implemented project management techniques. Broad in scope yet rich in industry-specific detail, this book provides over 100 case studies drawn from real companies to demonstrate ways in which project management concepts translate into real-world action.

* Provides a comprehensive collection of case studies in one volume. * Supplements any textbook on project management.
Comments: (7)
Ugh! All the joy and engagement of reading a dictionary to learn how to write poetry. Bought this for a PM elective in an MBA program and I'm now about half way through. I'm an experienced PM in industry and Government. I'm glad I didn't start with a text like this when considering PM duty. Else, I would have surrendered all enthusiasm (or hanged myself) and headed for job in the shipping department . This is an encyclopedic, monotonous, enumerative narrative with no literary cueues on the importance or significance of topics therein. It all just IS (or WAS). Once in a while there is an assertion from the old caste structure of business sounding like 19th century factory lore. Charts and graphics are so subjective and nondescript I can't fathom what they are intended to add - other than to increase page count. Many are very confusing for their minimalist labeling and severe lack of source data. Perhaps Kerzner was the best PM in recent history. No doubt he was the first to stretch the definition across so many pages to garner title of Bible of project management. But I am rather surprised even in the 11th edition it still feels like a 19th century tome, with so many plodding passive assertions leading inductively to every minute definition you'd swear it was written by Hume or Mill or Shopenhauer. I'm just very disappointed that after reading so many insightful and engaging texts on all the aspects of contemporary project management, I now find myself here in a graduate class with a reference text that doesn't really offer any conviction for what is good or bad, right or wrong, optimal or suboptimal for business today and tomorrow. Rather it examines archaeologically the pot shards and bone fragments in the strata below the current enterprise to estimate at how we arrived in present day.
This is a book packed with project management information, with ties to the PMI certification exam in every chapter (which may be useful to folks using this to help study for their PMP). In my opinion, this book could use some revision to better organize and present the information it contains. There are long "laundry lists" of things to take into account, some of which might be more digestible if they were hierarchically organized. The author appears to have a lot of experience, and appears to have tried to capture the full range of his experience in this book. One drawback of this approach is that it reads to me more like a "brain dump" than a structured, systematic approach to understanding the topic.
Very thorough book on project management. But poorly referenced and it's very difficult to find anything. I reference the book in my classes on project management and know a lot of project managers who own it. But I never talked to a project manager who actually read the entire book. It's a much better reference than a textbook.
Terrible for use in the classroom. The problems and case studies don't pull from information in the book. The information, especially in chapter 11, isn't laid out well and is confusing. Kerzner often interchanges terms like project and program management that shouldn't be interchanged. I would not recommend this edition for classroom use.
I rented this text book for a graduate course and I have to say it's the worst text book I've ever read. Boring and redundant are just the tip of the iceberg. The author either has an inflated sense of self, inflated sense of project management OR both. Some interesting quotes…

“This ideal project manager would probably have doctorates in engineer, business, and psychology, and experience with ten different companies in a variety of project positions, and would be 25 years old…………..Good project managers in the industry today would probably be lucky to have 70 to 80 percent of those characteristics.”

WHAT!?!?! I’ve been in IT for 22 years and I would say a great project manager would be lucky to have 50 percent of those characteristics.

….here’s another healthy ego booster for project managers….

“individuals who get a taste of project management will generally not want to return to the line organization.”

Really? Why? Apparently project managers just have it going on like that I guess.

……or how about this little gem in regard to dealing with incompetent personnel….

“The removal of line employee should be made to look like a transfer; otherwise the project manager will be branded as an individual who fires people.”

This is after the author goes on and on throughout the book on the responsibility and accountability associated with the duties of the project manager.

It’s worth noting that all of the delusions of grandeur noted above come from a single chapter, but the book is riddled with comments like those above. Also noteworthy, the book covers nothing about dealing with incompetent project managers. I think that’s because such an animal doesn't exist in this authors mind. I have nothing against project managers, but this author is obviously full of it.
Next to the "Communications Bible" from Dow and Taylor, this is the other must-have book from my Master of Science in Project Management program. I wouldn't think of selling it now that I've graduated (and anyway, it's full of my highlights and notes!). Between these two books, I have the basics and then some.

There is so much in this text we were able to use it in three classes. One of my classmates didn't like all the bulleted lists -- there's rarely a two-page span without one -- but I found them useful. Especially when studying, it's nice to have a succinct list.

As heavy as this book is, it's a little daunting when you first pick it up. It looks a little forbidding when you crack it open. But I found the writing very personable, easy to understand, and full of "I never thought of that" moments. Good research book to keep on hand.
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