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ProjectThink and Project Decisions: The Art and Science

How to make better project decisions and manage successful projects

Project Decision Book

ProjectThink

by Lev Virine and 

Michael Trumper

Publisher: Gower, 2013

Price: £45.00

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Preface

Table of Contents

About Authors

ProjectThink

Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices

Projects are constantly beset by problems, often caused by seemingly small mistakes which collectively lead to larger issues. Why do project managers and teams appear to repeat the same mistakes? Can they make better choices without introducing complex decision analysis processes? How can they make better estimates?

Project management is the art and science of human interactions. ProjectThink identifies and explains the paths of those intentional and unintentional actions that lead to trouble. It provides advice and guidance in analysing information and risk and explains how ‘choice-engineering’ can facilitate decision-making and encourage everyone involved in a project to follow the right procedures and work collaboratively.

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Project Decision Book

Project Decisions:

The Art and Science 

by Lev Virine and 

Michael Trumper

Publisher: Management Concepts, 2008

Price: $49.00

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Preface

Table of Contents

About Authors

Reviews

 

Project Decisions: The Art and Science

Introduction to Project Risk Management and Decision Analysis


Project management is the art of making the right decisions. To be effective as a project manager, you must know how to make rational choices in project management, what processes can help you improve these choices, and what tools are available to guide you through the decision-making process. Book Project Decisions: The Art and Science is an entertaining and easy-to-read guide to a structured project decision analysis process. This valuable text presents the basics of cognitive psychology and quantitative analysis to help project managers make better decisions. Examples that portray different projects, real-life stories, and popular culture will help readers acquire the essential knowledge and skills required for effective project decision-making. 

Learn how to:

  • Understand psychological pitfalls related to project management

  • Establish a creative business environment in your organization

  • Identify project risks and uncertainties

  • Develop estimates of project time and cost based on an understanding of human psychology

  • Perform basic quantitative and qualitative risk and decision analysis

  • Use event chain methodology in managing your projects

  • Communicate the results of decision analysis to decision-makers

  • Review project decisions and perform adaptive project management

  • Establish a project decision analysis process in your organization

PLUS — Test your own judgment through a quiz that examines your intuition!

This is an excellent book for beginners to learn from, as well as a valuable reference for experts!

~ Dennis K. Van Gemert,
Instructor of Project Management,
UC Irvine Extension