1. Modern Project Management 2. Organization strategy and Project Selection 3. Organization: Structure and Culture 4. Defining the Project 5. Estimating Project Times and Costs 6. Developing a Project Plan 7. Managing Risk 8. Scheduling Resources and Costs 9. Reducing Project Duration 10. Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager 11. Managing Project Teams 12. Outsourcing: Managing Interorganizational Relations 13. Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation 14. Project Closure 15. International Projects 16. Oversight 17. An introduction to Agile Project Management 18. Project Management Career Paths Appendix One: Solutions for Selected Exercises Appendix Two: Computer Project Exercises Glossary Acronyms Project Management Equations Index
Erik Larson Professor of project management in the department of management, marketing, and international business at the College of Business, Oregon State University. He teaches executive, graduate, and undergraduate courses on project management, organizational behavior, and leadership. His research and consulting activities focus on project management. He has published numerous articles on matrix management, product development, and project partnering. He has been a member of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of the Project Management Institute since 1984. In 1995 he worked as a Fullbright scholar with faculty at the Krakow Academy of Economics on modernizing Polish business education. In 2005 he was a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received a B.A. in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and a Ph.D. in management from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a certified project management professional (PMP).