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Leading Project Teams

Leading Project Teams
The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership

Second Edition

April 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Second Edition of Leading Project Teams offers an accessible introduction to the important basics of project management while providing key issues and pointers on team leadership. Easy to read, this engaging book assumes little to no knowledge of project management. Leading Project Teams quickly leads the reader through the fundamentals including how to start a project, how to assign tasks, how to write clear project reports, and much, much more!

New to the Second Edition:

- New chapter on Risk Assessment

- New coverage of running effective team meetings

- Offers real world scenarios: Each chapter opens with a real-world project problem faced by a project leader. Selected from a wide range of industries—from academia to business to health care—each situation portrays how project work applies to real project problems in a variety of settings.

- Identifies key expectations of project leaders: Concrete advice is given on leading project teams across a number of important leadership issues and on how project leaders should develop and guide project team members.

- Provides quick-learning project tools: Many accessible tools are provided to help readers understand the basics of project management such as the work breakdown structure and project scheduling. Extensive coverage on team literature is offered to help students learn the basics of team construction and team dynamics.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Determining the Direction and Initial Specifications of a Project
Chapter 3: The Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 4: Project Scheduling
Chapter 5: Managing Project Risk
Chapter 6: Developing Project Teams
Chapter 7: The Project Team's Environment
Chapter 8: Leading Project Teams
Chapter 9: Writing Project Reports
Appendix A Calculating the Critical Path Using the Critical Path Method
Appendix B – Earned Value Analysis

We were looking for a more basic approach to the concepts of Project Management for this 200 level course. It provides the key concepts with examples and was well received with test group.

Mr Anton Jacobson
Business Office Study Dept, Bryan College
February 26, 2014

This text can be used as additional course material

Dr Aschalew Kassu
Construction Management, Alabama A & M University
January 7, 2013

This text works perfectly with their service-learning team assignment.

Dr Jennifer Williams
ALEC, Texas A&M University
December 11, 2012

prefer current text

Dr Michael Sullivan
Organizational Leadership, Purdue University
August 13, 2012

A clear overview of project management ! An essential guide to develop coherent projects

Mr Jean-Charles Languilaire
Department of Urban Studies, Malmo University
May 9, 2012

Still awaiting faculty feedback

Professor David Bambridge
N/A, Warner Univ
September 14, 2011

Still reviewing texts

Dr Dave Conrad
Business Admin Acct Mis Dept, Augsburg College
May 4, 2011

The main theme of the course is professionalism and ethics for Construction PMs. This book will help with two of the four course topics.

Professor William Moylan
School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University
April 22, 2011

Anthony T. Cobb

Anthony T. (Terry) Cobb is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Cobb has researched and taught in the areas of organizational behavior, organizational change and development, organizational skills and applications, organizational politics, organizational theory, and in management.  He has over fifteen years experience teaching Project Management, and has received the MBA Faculty Service Award from the Pamplin College of Business.  Dr. Cobb has served on the Executive Board of the Southern Management Association and on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Inquiry. He has also served as... More About Author

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