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by Jeffrey K. Pinto,Ray R. Venkataraman


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Jeffrey K. Pinto is Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management of Technology in. .This book is well written and is very concise, since it is not a large treatise on the subject of cost and value management.

Jeffrey K. Pinto is Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management of Technology in the Black School of Business, Penn State Erie. I view this book as more of a guide on these two topics, since its depth of examples and lack of problems at the end of each chapter make it more of a high-level text than a resource for learning the material from scratch. Pinto is Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management of Technology in the Black School of Business, Penn State Erie

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Jeffrey . into,Ray . enkataraman. This book addresses cost from a strategic perspective, offering thorough coverage of the various elements of value management such as value planning, value engineering and value analysis from the perspective of projects. Cost and Value Management in Projects. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Ray R. Venkataraman, Jeffrey K. Pinto. Cost and Value Management in Projects provides practicing managers with a thorough understanding of the various dimensions of cost and value in projects, along with the factors that impact them, and the managerial approaches that would be most effective for achieving cost efficiency and value optimization. Place of Publication. Jeffrey K. Pinto is Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management of Technology in the Black School of Business, Penn State Erie

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This book addresses cost from a strategic perspective, offering thorough coverage of the various elements of value management such as value planning, value engineering and value analysis from the perspective of projects

This book addresses cost from a strategic perspective, offering thorough coverage of the various elements of value management such as value planning, value engineering and value analysis from the perspective of projects. Content: Chapter 1 Introduction to the Challenge of Cost and Value Management in Projects (pages 1–15): Chapter 2 Project Needs Assessment, Concept Development, and Planning (pages 17–42. : Chapter 3 Cost Estimation (pages 43–81): Chapter 4 Project Budgeting (pages 83–104): Chapter 5 Project Cost Control (pages 105–126): Chapter 6 Cash Flow Management (pages 127–148): Chapter.

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from earth
Great Read. The product arrived as expected in good condition.
SlingFire
Not bad
uspeh
I am currently using this textbook as a required text in a course that I am teaching within the project management program. This book is well written and is very concise, since it is not a large treatise on the subject of cost and value management. I view this book as more of a guide on these two topics, since its depth of examples and lack of problems at the end of each chapter make it more of a high-level text than a resource for learning the material from scratch. However, its presentation of the material is very lucid and can be easily understood by a seasoned project manager.

For example, the book's presentation on Earned Value Management (EVM), based upon the percent completion of work packages is very well done, and helps the reader to understand how the EVM of a project can be used to project the actual cost and time duration of the project. In this case, the authors' use of the cited example makes it very clear how to use the concept of EVM on any project. Of course, the caveat of honest reporting of the progress on the individual work packages is a must for EVM to work well as a metric of a project's success, and the authors do disclose this caveat in this book.

In addition, the authors' presentation of net present value (NPV), and the associated internal rate of return (IRR), is very clear, with its use of IRR to take into account the time value of money by considering the impact of inflation and the desired rate of return through the use of a discount rate is also made clear. Some of the material covered, such as project budgeting, is very straight forward to understand in this book, and the various disclosed payment options and the scenarios in which they can be applied is also made clear by the authors. If the intent of the two authors was to present this book as a short-and-sweet guide to cost and value management in projects, then they did a great job with this book.

The only improvements that I can recommend to the authors is to place more worked-out example problems throughout the book, with possibly some end-of-chapter problems for the reader to use the knowledge gained from each chapter. One last note....the material at the end of Chapter 3 that covers statistical techniques for extracting a best fit line to fit a collection of data points, or techniques for extracting an S-shaped curve for a collection of data points that reflect an S-shaped curve do require some knowledge of statistics from the reader.

The book's presentation of extracting a best fit curve for S-shaped curves that are typically formed when plotting the project costs as a function of time relies upon the use of some spreadsheet program that is referred to by the authors. I think that it would also be useful for the authors to highlight other statistical techniques for extracting S-curves from a plot of project expenditures as a function of time. By doing so, the reader would then have options to explore when needing to appeal to such techniques. Overall, I give this book a rating of four stars.
Mataxe
The book showed up as expected. I bought the book new so not much to say about that. Also, delivery was fast.
Cost and Value Management in Projects download epub
Management & Leadership
Author: Jeffrey K. Pinto,Ray R. Venkataraman
ISBN: 0470069139
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 7, 2008)
Pages: 304 pages