Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, by Kerzner, 8th Edition
Completely revised and streamlined for course use including expanded problems and exercises.
Content has been refocused on the critical aspects of project management.
Supplemented by instructors packages for both academic use and corporate trainers, includes online PowerPoint(r) presentations, student workbook, instructor's manual, and a new book of case studies.
Comprehensive. One stop for Project Management knowledge.
By Harinath Thummalapalli - April 13, 2003
Several people I have talked to seem to have mixed feelings about this book. Most never get past the first few pages in the book and many are afraid not to have this book prominently displayed on their desks. The latter is to avoid someone mistaking them for a junior project manager. The best way to review this monumental book on project management is to list the most common arguments for and against the book.The book presents comprehensive knowledge of project management that you can substitute only by purchasing several books on the subject by other authors. Dr. Harold Kerzner is also one of the most respected experts on Project Management. Dr. Kerzner now has several companion books to supplement this main text book. One area that the book was considered lacking in the past was with regards to case studies. You can now buy his latest book that is dedicated to covering just case studies. The writing style is extremely easy to read and follow. Once you read his explanation on... read more
Encyclopedic but dry
By Jagadeesh K. Venugopal - September 28, 2000
Harold Kerzner has written a tome that encompasses virtually all areas of Project Management (PM). Where he excels is in placing PM in the Organizational context. A read of this book can tell you how PM will fit into an organization, and the types of conflict that can arise when line management and project management come together.Some aspects of the book (e.g. planning and project leadership/influence skills) are comprehensive enough to be books themselves. If you did not buy this one book, you might haveto buy many different books at higher cost to achieve the same coverage of topics. I have also found the author's coverage of issues to be thoughtful, comprehensive and meaningful. It is not fluffy.Do not expect to start using this book the day you get nominated as a Project Manager. This is more in the nature of a study book, and less like a workbook, or a what-do-I-need-to-do-starting-tomorrow-morning guide. However your diligence in studying its contents will, I believe, be... read more
NOT PMP SELF-STUDY! No Answers - Very Poor Editing
By Shirley S Sponholtz - May 9, 2001
This book may have great information for project managers, but not for PMP certification candidates. The style is extremely dry, abstruse, and boring, making it difficult to plow through. IT IS NO GOOD FOR PMP SELF-STUDY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO ANSWERS TO TESTS AND CASE STUDIES. Ditto for the workbook. Kerzner appears to be a self-important, stuffy academician who managed to turn his lecture notes into a money tree. Typos and unintelligible "sentences" abound. NOT worth $75. Spend your money elsewhere.