About the Book
The third edition of this book entitled Project Management is to provide a holistic and integrative view of project management. A holistic view focuses on how projects contribute to the strategic goals of the organization. This edition is not only on how the management process works, but, more importantly, on why it works. The concepts, principles, and techniques are universally applicable. That is, the new edition does not specialize by industry type or project scope, but it is redesigned for professionals who will be required to manage a variety of projects in a different organizational settings. In case of some small projects, a few of the steps of the techniques can be omitted, but the conceptual framework applies to all organizations in which projects are important to survival. The approach of this edition can be used in pure project organizations such as construction, research organizations, and engineering consultancy firms. At the same time, this approach will be benefited for the students, teachers, and professionals in developing their professional skills. In this edition, readers and professionals advices and suggestions are gratefully acknowledged and their views are incorporated in third edition but the basic structure of the book has been retained.
About the Authors
Thomas Erickson is an interaction designer and researcher whose approach to systems design is shaped by work in sociology, rhetoric, architecture, and urban design. He has contributed to the design of a number of products and authored about ten publications on topics ranging from personal electronic notebooks to pattern languages and virtual community. Originally trained as a cognitive psychologist at the University of California, Sa Diego, he spent five years a t a startup company, nine years at Apple Research, and finally joined IBM in 1997 as a research staff member. His primary aim is to study and design system that support network mediated group interaction.
Dr P.V. Khatri is M.Com., MBA, LL.B. and PhD from University of Delhi. His areas of interest include Law, Marketing and HRM. Having authored eight books, he has published number of research paper in various journals. He has been a Professor and Director of Delhi College of Advance Studies, affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. He is on the Editorial Board of various journals. Besides being an Associate Professor, in Deptt. Of Commerce, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, he is also a visiting Professor in Indian Law Institute and different Business Schools.