Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques


project-management-conceptsBook Title:  Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques

Author:  Claude H. Maley

Publisher:  CRC Press

Format:  Hard cover; 453 pages

Publication Date:   2012     List Price: $69.95

ISBN: 978-1-4665-0288-8

Reviewer:  Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Review Date:              March 2013

 Introduction to the Book

This book is a comprehensive guide to develop and improve project management skills. It covers PM concepts, skills, tools, techniques and ways to improve performance.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book contains 9 chapters:

  1. Introduction to Project Management
  2. Project Initiation
  3. Project Planning
  4. Project Scheduling
  5. Risk Management
  6. Procurement Management
  7. Project Implementation
  8. Project Closeout
  9. Project Leadership Skills

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

  • Plenty of details, diagrams and graphics to ease comprehension of material
  • There is adequate explanation of business reasons behind the material covered
  • The book is aligned with PMI Body of Knowledge

Highlights: What I liked!

The level of details in each chapter adequately covers the topics.  There are plenty of sample templates, examples, exercises and solution to help absorb the concepts.  


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About the Reviewer

flag-usaNazanin-MehroozNazanin Mehrooz, PMP 

Nazanin Mehrooz was born in Iran and migrated to the USA where she studied software engineering and worked in both defense and telecom industries.  For the past decade, her focus has been IT Application Support, Operations and Service Delivery Management.  Nazanin is an active volunteer for the Dallas and Ft Worth PMI chapters.  She can be contacted at [email protected]

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