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Leading Project Teams

Leading Project Teams
The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership

Second Edition

April 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This practical book provides entry-level project tools and skills for newcomers to project management. It helps student teams become more effective at doing course projects by learning and applying project management tools and techniques. It also provides invaluable skills that students can utilize when they enter the workplace. Chapters focusing on project initiation and planning are followed by coverage of the human resource issues involved in project leadership and how to write up project reports. Appendices introduce the use of earned value analysis and show how critical paths are calculated.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Determining the Direction and Initial Specifications of a Project
Chapter 3: The Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 4: Project Scheduling
Chapter 5: Managing Project Risk
Chapter 6: Developing Project Teams
Chapter 7: The Project Team's Environment
Chapter 8: Leading Project Teams
Chapter 9: Writing Project Reports
Appendix A Calculating the Critical Path Using the Critical Path Method
Appendix B – Earned Value Analysis

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Mr Giovanni Vannini
June 20, 2024

We were looking for a more basic approach to the concepts of Project Management for this 200 level course. It provides the key concepts with examples and was well received with test group.

Mr Anton Jacobson
Business Office Study Dept, Bryan College
February 26, 2014

This text can be used as additional course material

Dr Aschalew Kassu
Construction Management, Alabama A & M University
January 7, 2013

This text works perfectly with their service-learning team assignment.

Dr Jennifer Williams
ALEC, Texas A&M University
December 11, 2012

prefer current text

Dr Michael Sullivan
Organizational Leadership, Purdue University
August 13, 2012

A clear overview of project management ! An essential guide to develop coherent projects

Mr Jean-Charles Languilaire
Department of Urban Studies, Malmo University
May 9, 2012

Still awaiting faculty feedback

Professor David Bambridge
N/A, Warner Univ
September 14, 2011

Still reviewing texts

Dr Dave Conrad
Business Admin Acct Mis Dept, Augsburg College
May 4, 2011

The main theme of the course is professionalism and ethics for Construction PMs. This book will help with two of the four course topics.

Professor William Moylan
School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University
April 22, 2011
Key features

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter on managing project risk examines this important task for any project leader, and outlines the principal ideas behind risk management in project planning and execution.
  • New coverage of running effective project meetings shows how project leaders can make meetings cost-effective in their design and execution.

Key Features:

  • Includes real world scenarios at the beginning of chapters that help students appreciate how the chapter content applies to real project problems in a variety of industries and work situations.
  • Addresses the key expectations stakeholders have of project leaders in the design and construction of project teams, and in the execution of projects.
  • Includes specific attention to the larger project environment that project leaders need to master in order to be successful, coverage not included in other project management texts.
  • Provides quick-learning project tools that help students understand the basics of project management such as the work breakdown structure and project scheduling, together with extensive advice on team construction and team dynamics.

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