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Project management

What, why, how, who and when? Using these W-questions, important methods and relationships for planning and controlling projects are presented. The required methodological knowledge is imparted in a practice-oriented and at the same time theoretically well-founded manner on the basis of years of teaching experience and current standards. A list of the important terms in German and English at the end of each chapter gives the reader quick access to the respective topics. Notes for further literature in each chapter provide suggestions for your own research.

At the same time, a continuous case study, prepared narrative, shows what the practical implementation of the methods presented can look like. Exercises and sample solutions are available for the book on the publisher's website and support students and interested readers in applying the knowledge they have acquired. The book has been revised for the second edition.

The content

  • Understand project management
  • Define projects
  • Plan projects
  • Keeping projects on track
  • Complete projects

the authors

Prof. Dr. Helga Meyer is professor for project management at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics, and has been imparting project management skills to students and practitioners from Germany and abroad for many years.

Dipl.-Ing. Heinz-Josef Reher was a quality and project manager in space travel as well as a lecturer and trainer specializing in systems engineering and project management.