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Readers learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2E, International Edition. This edition introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK (R) Guide and integrated with Microsoft (R) Project 2010. The book's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK (R) Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP (R)) if they choose. At the beginning of each chapter, focused lists of PMBOK (R) topics and the most important project management concepts to master keep learning efficient and focused on business success.
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PART I: ORGANIZING AND INITIATING PROJECTS. 1. Introduction to Project Management. 2. Project Selection and Prioritization. 3. Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture, and Roles. 4. Chartering Projects. PART II: PLANNING PROJECTS. 5. Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning. 6. Defining Scope and Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS). 7. Scheduling Projects. 8. Resourcing Projects. 9. Budgeting Projects. 10. Project Risk Planning. 11. Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff. PART III: PERFORMING PROJECTS. 12. Project Supply Chain Management. 13. Performing Projects. 14. Monitoring and Controlling Projects. 15. Finishing Projects. PMBOK (R) Appendixes. PMBOK (R) Glossary.

About the Author

Timothy J. Kloppenborg is a Castellini Distinguished Professor of Management at Williams College of Business, Xavier University. He previously held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and the Air Force Institute of Technology and has worked temporarily at Southern Cross University and Tecnologico de Monterrey. He has over 100 publications, including STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP OF PORTFOLIO AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT LEADERSHIP, and MANAGING PROJECT QUALITY. His articles have appeared in PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF GENERAL MANAGEMENT, SAM ADVANCED MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, INFORMATION SYSTEMS EDUCATION JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL ISSUES, QUALITY PROGRESS, MANAGEMENT RESEARCH NEWS, and JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY. Dr. Kloppenborg has been active with the Project Management Institute for 30 years and a PMP(R) since 1991. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve officer who served in transportation, procurement, and quality assurance. Dr. Kloppenborg has worked with over 150 volunteer organizations, many directly and others by supervising student projects. He has hands-on and consulting project management experience on six continents in construction, information systems, research and development, and quality improvement projects with organizations such Duke Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, TriHealth, and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Kloppenborg has developed and delivered innovative corporate training and undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA classes in project management, leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement. He also teaches PMP Prep classes. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Benedictine College, an MBA from Western Illinois University, and a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati.

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PART I: ORGANIZING AND INITIATING PROJECTS. 1. Introduction to Project Management. 2. Project Selection and Prioritization. 3. Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture, and Roles. 4. Chartering Projects. PART II: PLANNING PROJECTS. 5. Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning. 6. Defining Scope and Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS). 7. Scheduling Projects. 8. Resourcing Projects. 9. Budgeting Projects. 10. Project Risk Planning. 11. Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff. PART III: PERFORMING PROJECTS. 12. Project Supply Chain Management. 13. Performing Projects. 14. Monitoring and Controlling Projects. 15. Finishing Projects. PMBOK(R) Appendixes. PMBOK(R) Glossary.

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