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Project Management

Case Studies

By Harold R. Kerzner

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Format: Paperback, 704 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 February 2013
A new edition of the most popular book of project management case studies, expanded to include more than 100 cases plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project Case studies are an important part of project management education and training. This Fourth Edition of Harold Kerzner's Project Management Case Studies features a number of new cases covering value measurement in project management. Also included is the well-received "super case," which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course. This new edition: * Contains 100-plus case studies drawn from real companies to illustrate both successful and poor implementation of project management * Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications * Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project, covering all aspects of project management * Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) Certification Exam Project Management Case Studies, Fourth Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers, and can be used on its own or with the new Eleventh Edition of Harold Kerzner's landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. (PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Table of Contents

Preface xi 1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES 1 Lakes Automotive 3 Ferris HealthCare, Inc. 5 Clark Faucet Company 7 Creating a Methodology 11 Honicker Corporation 14 Acquisition Problem 18 2 IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 27 Kombs Engineering 29 Williams Machine Tool Company 31 Wynn Computer Equipment (WCE) 33 The Reluctant Workers 36 Hyten Corporation 38 Macon, Inc. 51 Continental Computer Corporation 53 Goshe Corporation 59 Acorn Industries 65 MIS Project Management at First National Bank 72 Cordova Research Group 86 Cortez Plastics 87 L. P. Manning Corporation 88 Project Firecracker 90 Philip Condit and the Boeing 777: From Design and Development to Production and Sales 97 The Enterprise Resource Planning Project 121 The Prioritization of Projects 130 Selling Executives on Project Mangement 132 The New CIO 136 The Invisible Sponsor 141 3 PROJECT MANAGEMENT CULTURES 145 Como Tool and Die (A) 147 Como Tool and Die (B) 151 Apache Metals, Inc. 154 Haller Specialty Manufacturing 156 Coronado Communications 157 Radiance International 160 4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES 163 Quasar Communications, Inc. 165 Jones and Shephard Accountants, Inc. 170 Fargo Foods 174 Government Project Management 178 Falls Engineering 180 White Manufacturing 185 Martig Construction Company 187 Mohawk National Bank 189 5 NEGOTIATING FOR RESOURCES 193 Ducor Chemical 195 American Electronics International 199 The Carlson Project 203 Communications Failures 205 6 PROJECT ESTIMATING 209 Capital Industries 211 Polyproducts Incorporated 213 Small Project Cost Estimating at Percy Company 220 Cory Electric 221 Camden Construction Corporation 225 The Estimating Problem 229 The Singapore Software Group (A) 232 The Singapore Software Group (B) 238 The Singapore Software Group (C) 239 The Singapore Software Group (D) 240 To Bid or Not to Bid 242 7 PROJECT PLANNING 245 Greyson Corporation 247 Teloxy Engineering (A) 252 Teloxy Engineering (B) 254 Payton Corporation 255 Kemko Manufacturing 257 Chance of a Lifetime 261 8 PROJECT SCHEDULING 265 Crosby Manufacturing Corporation 267 The Scheduling Dilemma 270 9 PROJECT EXECUTION 275 The Blue Spider Project 277 Corwin Corporation 293 Quantum Telecom 305 The Trophy Project 307 Concrete Masonry Corporation 310 Margo Company 319 Project Overrun 321 The Automated Evaluation Project 323 The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Iridium: A Project Management Perspective 327 Health Care Partners, Inc. 367 McRoy Aerospace 373 The Poor Worker 376 The Prima Donna 378 The Team Meeting 380 The Management Control Freak 383 The Skills Inventory Project 386 10 CONTROLLING PROJECTS 389 The Two-Boss Problem 391 The Bathtub Period 393 Ford Motor Co.: Electrical/Electronic Systems Engineering 396 The Irresponsible Sponsors 408 The Need for Project Management Metrics (A) 411 The Need for Project Management Metrics (B) 416 The Need for Project Management Metrics (C) 421 The Need for Project Management Metrics (D) 425 The Need for Project Management Metrics (E) 428 The Need for Project Management Metrics (F) 432 The Need for Project Management Metrics (G) 438 The Need for Project Management Metrics (H) 441 11 PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT 445 The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 447 The Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster 497 Packer Telecom 504 Luxor Technologies 506 Altex Corporation 510 Acme Corporation 514 The Risk Management Department 517 12 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 523 Facilities Scheduling at Mayer Manufacturing 525 Scheduling the Safety Lab 528 Telestar International 530 The Problem with Priorities 532 13 MORALITY AND ETHICS 535 The Project Management Lawsuit 537 Managing Crisis Projects 540 Is It Fraud? 557 The Management Reserve 560 14 MANAGING SCOPE CHANGES 565 Denver International Airport (DIA) 567 15 WAGE AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION 611 Photolite Corporation (A) 613 Photolite Corporation (B) 616 Photolite Corporation (C) 619 Photolite Corporation (D) 624 First Security Bank of Cleveland 630 Jackson Industries 633 16 TIME MANAGEMENT 637 Time Management Exercise 639 17 INDUSTRY SPECIFIC: CONSTRUCTION 663 Robert L. Frank Construction Company 665 The Lyle Construction Project 675 Index 685

About the Author

HAROLD KERZNER, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner's profound effect on the project management industry inspired IIL to establish the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP(R) or global equivalent each year.

EAN: 9781118022283
ISBN: 1118022289
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.5 x 3.5 centimetres (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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