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dc.contributor.authorItegi, Florence M.
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-15T06:13:44Z
dc.date.available2024-03-15T06:13:44Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationItegi, F. (2014). Introduction to project management: theory to practice.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-9966-015-30-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27750
dc.descriptionBooken_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this book is to provide readers with a clear, concise and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of project man- agement. The book particularly addresses the requirements of project management course at bachelor and masters levels, but is also suitable for practitioners in this field. This book opens by discussing the concept of project, project environment, and characteristics of projects and fac- tors that cause projects to fail. Chapter two is devoted to theory and practice of project manage- . ment. It presents the project cycle from identification, preparation and formulation, design, implementation to termination. Chapter three extends the knowledge base of chapter two by recogniz- ing that projects are implemented in a dynamic environment that makes them prone to various risks. The section presents the risk management process and proposes some measures to counter risks. Chapter four provides insights into financial and non financial mod- els organizations can adopt in selecting projects in the face of limited resources to ensure maximum returns. Readers are provided with hypo- thetical data for practice to enhance deeper understanding. Chapter five gives insights into how to establish the project organi- zational structure, allocate material and human resource to have the job done. The roles of proj ect manager are discussed, as well as staffing and various matrices for project management. . Chapter six explores the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) by establishing logical divisions of the project work to form tasks or work packages. Diagrammatic presentation of tasks is discussed using hypo- thetical examples. Chapter seven provides basic guidelines on project proposal writing by describing key sections and their contents. Chapter eight introduces computer application inproject management, showing how to apply MS project software in establishing project data base during planning. The established data base serves as a reference in tracking performance during implementation as well as communicating to stakeholders. For those who wish to go deeper into a particular topic references are provided. Authors whose ideas have contributed to discussions in this text are acknowledged.en_US
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dc.publisherCUEA Press -The Catholic University of Eastern Africaen_US
dc.titleIntroduction to Project Management: Theory to Practiceen_US
dc.typeBooken_US


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