Hands-on Project Management: Practice your Skills with Simulation Based Training

Project Management, Simulation-based Training, Hands-on, Simulation

Authors : Avraham Shtub (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel), Moshe Rosenwein (Columbia University, USA)

Publisher : World Scientific

ISBN : 978-981-3200-53-1

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Teaching project management is not an easy task. Part of the difficulty is the one-of-a-kind nature of projects. This book and the software that comes with it (Project Team Builder) present a unique approach to the teaching and training of project management — an approach based on a software tool that combines an interactive, dynamic case study and a simple yet effective Project Management System. The book focuses on problems that the project manager faces in planning, monitoring and controlling projects.

Together with the software, the book provides the user with the opportunity to experience complex Project Management situations, understand the situation, develop alternative ways to cope with it and select the best alternative based on rigorous analysis.

Project Team Builder (PTB), the software that accompanies this book, is web-based, please visit http://www.sandboxmodel.com.

To use PTB, you must enter the unique access code provided on the inside front cover of this book. If you are using an e-book, please click here for your unique code.

This book also has accompany video tutorials. Visit http://www.sandboxmodel.com to access the Videos.

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He has a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (1974), an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1978) and a PhD in Management Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington (1982).

He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI-USA). He is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineering 1995 "Book of the Year Award" for his book Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation (co-authored with Jonathan Bard and Shlomo Globerson), Prentice Hall, 1994. He is the recipient of the Production Operations Management Society; Wick Skinner Teaching Innovation Achievements Award for his book Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management. His books on Project Management have been published in English, Hebrew, Greek and Chinese.

He is the recipient of the 2008 Project Management Institute Professional Development Product of the Year Award for the training simulator "Project Team Builder — PTB".

Prof. Shtub was a Department Editor for IIE Transactions he was on the Editorial Boards of the Project Management Journal, The International Journal of Project Management, IIE Transactions and the International Journal of Production Research. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 were he also served as a chairman of the department (1993–1996). He joined the Technion in 1998 and was the Associate Dean and head of the MBA program.

He has been a consultant to industry in the areas of project management, training by simulators and the design of production — operation systems. He was invited to speak at special seminars on Project Management and Operations in Europe, the Far East, North America, South America and Australia.

Professor Shtub visited and taught at Vanderbilt University, The University of Pennsylvania, Korean Institute of Technology, Bilkent University in Turkey, Otego University in New Zealand, Yale University, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and University of Bergamo in Italy.

Dr Moshe Rosenwein has a BSE from Princeton University and a PhD in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in industry throughout his professional career, applying management science modeling and methodologies to business problems in supply chain optimization, network design, customer relationship management, and scheduling.

He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University on multiple occasions over the past 20 years and developed a project management course for the School of Engineering that has been taught since 2009. He has also taught at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University.

Dr Rosenwein has published over 20 refereed papers and has delivered numerous talks at Universities and conferences. In 2001, he led an industry team that was awarded a semi-finalist in the Franz Edelman competition for the practice of management science.
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