Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology 3e is a direct response to the ever-increasing need for better project management. This book encompasses the full range of project management everything from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications. Nicholas and Steyn describe concepts and techniques such as project initiation and proposals; scope and task definition; scheduling and budgeting; quality, procurement, and risk management; project control and organization; and the often overlooked people side project leadership, team building, conflict, and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this book useful for managing virtually any kind of project, program, or task force. The book views a project as a goal-oriented system of interrelated componentstasks and stakeholdersfunctioning in a larger environment; the purpose of project management is to unify or integrate the componentsthe interests, resources, and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plansto accomplish the project goal. This new edition provides: a comprehensive, balanced view that emphasizes both the behavioral and quantitative sides of project management. methods, procedures, and systems for defining, planning, scheduling, controlling, and organizing project activities. methods and procedures for handling the organizational, managerial, and human behavioral issues relevant to project management. tools and concepts of growing importance, including project methodology, the project management office, project portfolio management, and international project management. over 100 examples and case studies, most drawn from actual projects. This textbook is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate university students, and for practicing managers in business, engineering, and technology. Substantial website support materials are available for instructors with power point slides; exam questions and answers; case studies; teaching suggestions; useful websites; and additional reading and teaching materials. John Nicholas is Professor of operations management at Loyola University Chicago. Herman Steyn is Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The authors draw on their many years experience as teachers, writers, and researchers in project management, and well as practical experience gained from industry projects.Nicholas, John M. is the author of 'Project Management', published 2008 under ISBN 9780750683999 and ISBN 0750683996.