Project Management – Tenth Edition

PM WORLD Book Review

pmwj21-apr2014-Morris-IMAGE1 BOOKBook Title:  Project Management – Tenth Edition
Author:  Dennis Lock
Publisher:  Gower
List Price:   US $59.95        Format:  Soft Cover, 550 Pages
Publication Date:  April 2013         ISBN: 978-1-4094-5419-9
Reviewer:      Diane Johnson Morris
Review Date:              March 2014

Introduction to the Book

Project Management – Tenth Edition is a great overview of the entire project management process. The author, Dennis Lock, provides an extensive outline of all aspects of project management from a basic introduction through managing and closing the project. The book not only explains each component of project management, but also gives detailed stories and applications of each aspect.

The book’s biggest focal points are the case examples which illustrate the concepts. With these case examples and the accompanying over 200+ figures, Dennis Lock is able to fully explain how these concepts translate to real-world project management plans and artifacts.  Showing these examples enables the reader to really put the concepts into practice.

Overview of Book’s Structure

Project Management – Tenth Edition is organized with a preface stating updates, 29 chapters, list of figures, bibliography, and index.  Since this is an updated edition, Dennis Lock keeps the content current by removing elements that are no longer as relevant and adding content for new developments.  However, the paperback version does not include a referenced CD-ROM that comes with the Hardback Tutor’s Edition.  If needed, the Hardback CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations, optional lectures and supplemental PDFs.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book 

Project Management – Tenth Edition continues with the organization of the material in project life cycle sequence.  Dennis Lock has added two key areas of content: (1) the area of business change projects and (2) an open letter to senior executives.  These areas were added due to the importance of change projects and senior leadership support for a project’s success.  The areas removed, but included on the CD-ROM Hardcover Edition, are (1) line-of-balance scheduling and (2) more advance and less rarely used techniques. 


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About the Reviewer

pmwj17-dec2013-morris-IMAGE2 REVIEWERflag-usaDiane Johnson Morris, PMP, MBA

Texas, USA

Diane Johnson Morris is an Industrial Engineer and certified PMP.  She has over 25 years of experience in the Defense and Retail Industries.  She has worked in the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Information Technology areas as an Engineer, Process Leader, Strategy Manager, and Program/Project Manager. 

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