Paperback: 292 pages; dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 8.98 x
Publisher: AMACOM; ISBN: 0814407277; 1st edition (April 2002)
About the Author
Larry Richman, PMP, has over 25 years of experience
as a project manager, has developed and implemented computer-assisted
project management systems, and has taught project management for over
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Why adopt this text for your course?
Promotes practical application. Each
chapter has application questions, exercises, and definitions of terminology.
Six concise case studies help students understand and apply the issues to other
projects. Answers to the exercises and case studies are in the back of the book
so students can check their understanding.
Good reference book. Because of its
concise writing and organization, the book is also a handy reference for the
student to use in the future. A comprehensive glossary of project management
terms appears at the back of the book.
Reasonably priced text at $27.95.
298 pages with numerous charts, graphs, and illustrations.
Consistent with the PMBOK® Guide 2000 Edition, the
standard reference book in the project management field
Written using proven instructional design strategies. Carefully
walks readers through the steps of managing projects from beginning to end.
Avoids unnecessary jargon and clearly explains terminology. Reviewed by
university instructors and field-tested at a university.
Excerpts from student
- "I much enjoyed the text by Richman. It was easier to
understand and gets to the point—unlike [the other author] who is very
wordy and boring."
- "Hits important issues and takes you through the
process. I liked this."
- "Appropriate for teaching how projects are
- "Covers the same material as [the other book] but in
a shorter version."
- "Straight to the point. Easy to read. Good examples
Comments by instructors:
- "Finally, an approach to project management that is
concise, simple, and yet comprehensive. Project Management Step-by-Step
is also versatile. Both the beginner and the undergraduate business student will
benefit from his book." Gregg R. Johnson, Director of Academic Affairs, University of
Phoenix Utah Campus
"I really enjoy the straightforward approach of your book. I believe the
application questions and activities really enable students to move from theory
to application within their own businesses. It is exactly what I was looking
for.” Vicki Jodsaas, Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria,
- "Larry Richman provides a handy book for any new project manager to read and apply its lessons as he or she struggles with learning the finer nuances of project management. The book also looks at project management software that can be used and the tools the software uses. Teamwork is also addressed and when you should and when you should not do something. Building a team is also explored using the wedding axiom: someone old, someone new, someone borrowed (from another department within the organization), and someone blue (a devil’s advocate who asks tough questions)."
- Review by John Hoh
Richman is a certified
Project Management Professional (PMP) with some 20 years of experience.
His text is designed for those without formal training who want to learn
the basics of project management. Coverage includes the importance and
function of project management; the roles of project managers, team
members, clients, and customers; the skills and techniques of planning,
estimating, budgeting, and scheduling a project; various aspects of
project execution, such as controlling, reporting, and managing change and
risk; and the people skills necessary for leading project teams. Readers
can apply the concepts through discussion questions and exercises; answers
to exercises and case studies are included in an appendix. Annotation c.
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