Understanding Project Management, Third Edition

A Practical Guide

By Dave C. Barrett

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From the second edition:

In the second edition of Understanding Project Management, skilled expert Dave C. Barrett offers a well-updated, practical real-world guide for current and aspiring project managers. Using concise and approachable language, the second edition features new concept illustrations, a greater consistency with the Project Management Body of Knowledge terminology, and additional case studies in the updated instructor resources. Taking the reader through an ongoing case study from initiation to completion, the text reinforces the importance of managing key aspects of a project, including its scope, quality, schedule, and budget, and explores the less tangible challenges that can often derail a project or lead to its success.

This newly updated edition offers authentic project management documents produced alongside the project case study and equips readers with a solid understanding of why specific processes are used, why certain decisions are made, and how pieces of project management fit together. Suitable for any discipline or industry, Understanding Project Management, promises to be an engaging and worthwhile read.


  • Additional key terms, illustrations, practical examples, and references to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Readers follow an ongoing case study, gaining insight into the thought processes and resulting actions of a project manager, including the creation of project documents
  • Robust instructor resources include new case studies, which can be used for in-class activities and discussions


$84.95 (PRINT)

Number of Pages

Approx. 300


6.75" x 9.75”

Print ISBN



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