A Concise Guide to Program Management: Fundamental Concepts and Issues

A Concise Guide to Program Management: Fundamental Concepts and Issues (Paperback)

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A Concise Guide to Program Management: Fundamental Concepts and Issues
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

In all organizational settings, managing projects is an ever-increasing necessity. While large corporations have departments that institute procedures for implementing and tracking projects, smaller organizations can benefit from becoming aware of the steps in creating a project in order to maximize planned outcomes. Mitchell Springer, and expert in these areas, provides an invaluable guide that details program management in a concise and understandable manner. Learn about various types of contracts and their benefits and shortcomings. Learn about a project's critical path and how it affects tasking. Learn how to manage program risk. Learn how to manage program costs. Learn how best to deal with personalities and management issues that can lead to project completion or project disruption. This succinct reference will be a valuable asset and should be on the desk of anyone involved with the intricate and costly business of program management

About the Author(s):

Dr. Springer currently serves as an Executive Director for Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has over thirty-five years of theoretical and defense industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management and human resources. Dr. Springer possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems. He is internationally recognized and has contributed to scholarship more than 300 books, articles, presentations, editorials and reviews on software development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management. Dr. Springer sits on many university and community boards and advisory committees. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, of recent, for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Springer is the President of the Indiana Council for Continuing Education as well as the Past-Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.


Dr. Springer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, his MBA and Doctorate in Adult and Community Education with a Cognate in Executive Development from Ball State University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP), in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and, in civil and domestic mediation. Dr. Springer is a State of Indiana Registered domestic mediator.