The AMA Handbook of Project Management 5th Edition

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About the Book

An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide.

Managing complex projects can stretch you to the limits. But with a book full of experts coaching you each step of the way, you’ll never be baffled, blocked, or misdirected again.

Packed with essays and insights from the field's top professionals, The AMA Handbook of Project Management is the resource professionals and students rely on for its practical guidance and big picture overview of the entire field: scheduling and budgeting, engaging stakeholders, measuring performance, managing multiple projects, resolving conflicts, using agile practices, and more.

Whether you need advice keeping projects on track or help preparing for certification, this new edition explains every principle, process, and development. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).



“Invaluable in providing … knowledge for real professionals. … a reference book that should find a spot on any serious project manager’s bookshelf.”

Technical Communication magazine

“The book’s editors—Paul Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin—should be commended for doing an excellent editorial job. … [the editorial effort] is particularly significant in view of the fact that this handbook comprises work written by forty-two distinct authors. … All chapters are informative and well written. …its objective is to put project management into its contemporary context, enabling readers to get up to speed on important issues in project management today. In my view, the book has done a fine job in achieving this objective.”

—J. Davidson Frame, PMP, The Project Management Journal



Paul C. Dinsmore

Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP (Dallas, TX, and Rio de Janeiro) is an international authority on project management and organizational change. He has been honored with PMI’s Distinguished Contributions Award, and is a Fellow of the Institute.

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Cullowhee, NC) is editor-in-chief for PM Solutions Research and is a recipient of PMI’s Distinguished Contributions Award.