Wiley Releases Four Titles to Meet the Needs of Project Management Professionals and to Help Them Pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam

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These new guides by Wiley are for Project Management professionals looking for additional resources in understanding the PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION and for students opting to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – With the recent release of the PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION, project management professionals need help implementing these new standards and students need help comprehending them in order to pass the PMP® Exam. As the industry continues to flourish, organizations understand that the role of project management plays an integral part in achieving success and remaining competitive. Wiley releases four new titles on project management, to aid professionals with their specific needs.

The first release MAKING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS USING MICROSOFT PROJECT: (Wiley; February 4. 2013; 978-1-118-097397; $75.00) by Tim Runcie and Mark Dochtermann, is a guidebook that is designed to be read and referenced by those who operate within a Project Management Operation, or are affected by the adoption of project management within the organization. MAKING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS USING MICROSOFT PROJECT focuses on providing practical and transitional information for those in charge of making decisions as well as:

•Covers work management using Microsoft Project at multiple levels within an organization
•Focuses on using Microsoft Project 2010 to integrate and support overall organizational strategies
•Includes hundreds of graphics, screen shots and annotations that make it the most accessible and usable guide available on the subject.

The second and third release, A USER’S MANUAL TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION (Wiley; March 4, 2013; 978-1-118-431078; $75.00) and A PROJECT MANAGER’S BOOK OF FORMS: A COMPANION TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION (Wiley, March 4 2013; 978-1-118-430781; $80.00) by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder, provide valuable information to help individuals understand and pass the “Project Management Professional” certification exam. A USER’S MANUAL TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION, is the ultimate resource for professionals in the industry. It is a must-have manual to use the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide and is a valuable studying and training device for students taking the PMP® Exam. A PROJECT MANAGER’S BOOK OF FORMS, is intended specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project. This edition contains forms that cover all the process groups: initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing. It also includes some forms not mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide, which professionals will find helpful in managing their project, as well as editable electronic versions of all the blank forms, in Microsoft Office-compatible format on an accompanying website.

The last release PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING, 11TH EDITION (Wiley; March 25, 2013; 978-1-118-022276; $99.99) by Harold Kerzner, is an updated edition of the best-selling "bible" for students and professionals aligned with PMI’s latest release of the PMBOK Guide. It maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions and moves the content even closer to PMI’ Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This new edition offers new sections on added value, business intelligence, and project governance. It includes 400 discussion questions and more than 125 multiple-choice questions, and serves as an excellent study guide for the PMP Certification Exam. In addition it provides 25 case studies covering a variety of industries, almost all of which are real-world situations drawn from the author’s practice.

Author Bios:

MAKING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DECISION S USING MICROSOFT PROJECT:
Tim Runcie, President of Advisicon, is an industry-recognized technology and methodology expert. His twenty-plus year career has helped organizations leverage technologies (including Project, Project Server, and SharePoint) to achieve better ROI and cultural maturity in project, program, and portfolio management.

Mark 'Doc' Dochtermann has spent more than thirty years working in almost every major corporation: from IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Xerox, and in organizations that are focused on project and portfolio management.

ADVISICON is a consulting firm that delivers strategic project control solutions using advanced project and portfolio management methodologies, custom application development, and consultative training. Their clients throughout North America and Latin America have realized quantifiable results through a unique approach of combining knowledge transfer, optimization and sustainability of processes, and technology while increasing stakeholder competencies.

A USER’S MANUAL TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION and A PROJECT MANAGER’S BOOK OF FORMS: A COMPANION TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE -- FIFTH EDITION:

Cynthia Stackpole Snyder, PMP, MBA, EVP, is a professional project management consultant, instructor, and author of eight books on project management. She has experience in training for the corporate, public sector and academic environment for clients such as Hewlett Packard, Medtronic, and the Central Intelligence Agency. Cynthia is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute, and currently sits on the Standards Member Advisory Group. Cynthia was the Project Manager for the PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING, 11TH EDITION:

Harold Kerzner, Boynton Beach, FL, PhD, is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL) -- a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner's profound effect on the project management industry inspired IIL to establish the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP® or global equivalent each year. More recently, IIL donated $1 million to the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) to establish the Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship Fund. To learn more about Dr. Kerzner's "Achieving PM Excellence" courses as well as his podcast series, visit http://www.IIL.com.

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