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Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques

The why, what, and how of project management

Published: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 15:26

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- In order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive.

Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques by Claude H. Maley (CRC Press, an Auerbach Book, 2012) will help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately.

Completely aligned with the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), this book is the ideal platform for developing the understanding needed to plan, schedule, and deliver successful projects. Explaining how to recognize performance obstacles, it supplies time-tested strategies to help you:
• Overcome performance obstacles and produce positive results
• Master the communication and relationship management techniques required for success
• Develop and refine the core project management skills needed to manage projects in multidisciplinary and cross-functional environments

Filled with exercises, worked-through answers, and self-assessment techniques, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who works directly or indirectly with managing projects. It illustrates a wide range of real-world situations to help you develop the real-world knowledge needed to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed stakeholder requirements well into the future.

View abstracts of all chapters here.


Introduction to Project Management
Project Initiation
Project Planning
Project Scheduling
Risk Management
Procurement Management
Project Implementation
Project Closeout
Project Leadership Skills

About Claude H. Maley

Claude H. Maley is the managing director of Mit Consultants, a consultancy and education practice servicing international clients in change management, and chairman of a business solutions company. Maley’s functional management and consulting experience with major corporations has spanned more than 40 years in engineering, production and manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and marketing services sectors. This has exposed him to a variety of situations, which have all forged a deep understanding of the issues governing the management of change by projects.

Claude is a PMP and professional speaker, instructor, and lecturer in topics ranging from general organizational, program, and project management to sales and marketing, leadership, and motivation. He has worked with more than 80 nationalities in more than 60 nations in all continents. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Claude is author of educational courses and papers on business solutions, management of change by projects, and organizational management and leadership. He is a member of the International Project Management Association and the Project Management Institute.




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