Recommended & Prescribed books

One of the proscribed books is written by lecturers on this course. Please see below: 

INFORMATION REGARDING FOURTH EDITION OF BOOK ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT

pm_book.jpg - 21.39 kBUsed extensively by several universities since 2003

 “I could not put the book down … what made [it] such a pleasure is that I understood it so easily. Everything in the book makes sense”     Sandra Millar

 “…an invaluable source of information

Dave Stebbing, Projects Superintendent, Beatrix Gold Mine

 

I do enjoy the manner in which the book is written, specifically for MBA students who must focus on application… very practical yet enough theoretical base… well done!

Giyose Dorrington, Nelson Mandela University Business School

 

Title:          Project Management – A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Edition:         Fourth, revised edition

Authors:        H Steyn (Ed), M Carruthers, A Dekker, Y du Plessis, D Kruger,  B Kuschke, A Sparrius, S van Eck & K Visser.

ISBN:             978-0-620-64746-5

 

Since 2003 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions of this book have been used extensively in teaching several courses. This provided the opportunity of improving and updating the material to bring you this state-of-the-art Fourth Edition.

The widespread use of the book enables the publishers to offer it at a most competitive price.

The book is written by South Africans, for South Africans; readers relate easily to the idiom, language and cases.

It provides a structured approach and practical tools that are essential for project managers to develop skills that are essential in all spheres of business and govern­­ment.

Project management draws heavily on a number of knowledge areas that are quite dissimilar; from “hard”, technical aspects, such as risk analysis and scheduling to “soft” disciplines such as teamwork, leadership and communi­cation. The book has therefore been written by nine experienced practitioners with complementary backgrounds, experience and qualifica­tions. In addition to academic backgrounds that ensure credibility, the authors all have decades of practical, profession experience.

The practical approach makes internationally accepted knowledge areas of project management relevant to the South African context.  In addition to practical hints, it refers to the latest PMBoK standard and to the PRINCE2 methodology. It includes case studies, short stories about real projects, and end-of-chapter questions and problems. Since 2003, these have proven to be of great value to lecturers.

A new chapter on The Business Context of Project Management addresses strategic, business-related aspects of projects such as Project Portfolio Management.

Several universities and college courses have been using the book on undergraduate modules, post-graduate modules in engineering and commerce (including MBA) as well as on continuing education programmes.

Tutor material such as PowerPoint presentations and some solutions to problems are available to lecturers who adopt the book for relatively large classes. The publishers, editor and authors could also interact in a supportive role with lecturers prescribing the book.

 

CONTENTS

The Nature of Projects and Project Management

Planning the Project Lifecycle in Phases

Structuring the Organisation for Project Work

Initiating and Defining the Project

Identifying Work, Responsibilities and Roles

Project Scheduling

Advanced Scheduling and Network Analysis

Project Control

The Business Context of Projects

Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

Project Management and ISO 9001

Project Human Resources Management

Aspects of Labour Law for the Project Manager

Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

The Project Manager and the Law of Contract

Project Procurement and Contract Management

 

To cater for short courses and subjects that only include the basics of project management the first nine chapters of this book is available in an even more affordable format to providers of training and education (not available in the retail market).

 The books can be purchased from most academic bookstores in South Africa. This book is not available in e-book format. Book orders can be placed online at Van Schaik: www.vanschaik.com or Protea Bookshop: www.proteaboekwinkel.com.

Only orders for 10 or more books can be placed at Funda Project Management (Pty) Ltd, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Accreditation

On successful completion of this course, suitable candidates may be eligible to apply for the professional designation of Project Manager (PM) conferred by Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognised professional body representing the interests of project managers across sectors.

The PPM is presented under the auspices of the University of Pretoria that is accredited with the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a higher education provider. The PPM is registered with the PMI (USA) and earn PDU's. The PPM is registered with ECSA and earns CPD points...

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