Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 9th Edition

ISBN: 9781118947029

Designed for project management courses for business students, Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 9th Edition guides you through all facets of the steps needed to successfully manage a project. The authors’ managerial perspective addresses the basic nature of managing all types of projects as well as the specific techniques and insights required for selecting, initiating, executing, and evaluating those projects.

The authors, Meredith, Mantel, and Shafer, have taken a managerial approach in this textbook and addressed the topic of project management from the perspective of what the project manager will encounter, both chronologically during the “life cycle” of the project as well as practically, in the sense of what the project manager needs to know and why.

The Project Life Cycle remains the primary organisational guideline of the textbook – split into 3 parts – Part I: Project Initiation, Part II: Project Planning, and Project III: Project Execution.


  • Scott Shafer has joined the author team, bringing a wealth of knowledge about simulation, team processes, and PMBOK standards to the book.
  • PMBOK Coverage is increased and aligns with the 5th edition (2013) of Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® in multiple ways.
  • Additional Materials in areas concerning strategic projects.
Jack R. Meredith
University of Cincinnati

Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.
University of Cincinnati

Scott M. Shafer
Wake Forest University

1. Projects in Contemporary Organizations
2. Strategic Management and Project Selection
3. The Project Manager
4. Managing Conflict and the Art of Negotiation
5. The Project in the Organizational Structure
6. Project Activity and Risk Planning
7. Budgeting: Estimating Costs and Risks
8. Scheduling
9. Resource Allocation
10. Monitoring and Information Systems
11. Project Control
12. Project Auditing
13. Project Termination
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