For those familiar with previous editions, this Fifth Edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management has been substantially restructured. The four sections in this book describe:
- Projects: their context, value and how they are connected to organizational strategy;
- Performance: describes how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk and sustainability;
- Process: from start to closure
- Portfolio: the project and its relationship to the parent organization
As the publishers suggest:
"The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. The Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students."
If that is what you are looking for, this is it!
R. Max Wideman
9. Ibid, back cover