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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated

Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics, with nearly 40,000 copies sold in the last three editions! Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added four chapters of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers.

  • Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals
  • Updated to cover the new PMBOK® Sixth Edition 
  • Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies
  • Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used
  • Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki

Effective Project Management, Eighth Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students.

(PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.) 


Robert K. Wysocki is a project management consultant, trainer, training developer, and author.  He has written numerous books and articles on both project and information systems management.  His books have been adopted at over 100 colleges and universities worldwide, as well as by training organizations, companies and practicing professionals.  He began his professional life as a systems consultant with a BA in Mathematics, an MS and PHD in Mathematical Statistics.




Part I:    Understanding the Project Management Landscape

               CH01     What is a Project?

               CH02     What is Project Management

               CH03     What are the Project Management Process Groups?

Part II:   Traditional Project Management

               CH04     How to Scope a TPM Project

               CH05     How to Plan a TPM Project

               CH06     How to Launch a TPM Project

               CH07     How to Monitor & Control a TPM Project

               CH08     How to Close a TPM Project

Part III: Complex Project Management

               CH09     Complexity and Uncertainty in the Project Management Landscape

               CH10     Agile Project Management

               CH11     Extreme and Emertxe Project Management

               CH12     ECPM Framework

Part IV: Variation on Complex Project Management

               CH13     PRINCE2 LEAN Framework

               CH14     Kanban Methodology

               CH15     SAFe

               CH16     ITIL

               CH17     Occasional Project Management

Part V:End State: Maturing to an Enterprise-Level Project Management Model

               CH18     Establishing and Maturing a Project Support Office

               CH19     Establishing a Managing a Continuous Process Improvement Program

               CH20     Establishing a Project Portfolio Management Process

               CH21     A Practical Project-Based Model of the Enterprise

Appendix A:        Glossary of Acronyms

Appendix B:        Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions

Appendix C: Bibliography

Appendix D:       What's on the Website