Project Decisions, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

The Art and Science

By Lev Virine, Michael Trumper

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781523085446, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (2/18/2020)
MP3 CD (2/18/2020)

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Description

This new edition gives project managers practical methods and tools to make the right decisions while juggling multiple objectives, risks and uncertainties, and stakeholders. 

Project management requires you to navigate a maze of multiple and complex decisions that are an everyday part of the job. To be effective, you must know how to make rational choices with your projects, what processes can help to improve these choices, and what tools are available to help you with decision-making. 

An entertaining and easy-to-read guide to a structured project decision-making process, Project Decisions will help you identify risks and perform basic quantitative and qualitative risk and decision analyses. Lev Virine and Michael Trumper use their understanding of basic human psychology to show you how to use event chain methodology, establish creative business environments, and estimate project time and costs. Each phase of the process is described in detail, including a review of both its psychological aspects and quantitative methods.


About the Author

Lev Virine has more than thirty years of experience as a structural engineer, software developer, and project manager, working with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to establish effective decision analysis and risk management processes.

Michael Trumper has worked in the fields of technical communications, marketing, and software development for the past twenty-five years. Over the past twenty years, he has been involved in projects regarding economic valuation and risk and project life cycle modeling.


Praise For Project Decisions, 2nd Edition: The Art and Science

“Project managers working in highly regulated, high-risk industries must make decisions in the presence of growing uncertainty. These decisions directly impact project success, public and worker safety, the environment, and ultimately the success of the company itself. This book is for all project managers who want to strengthen their decision-making abilities to keep their projects on time, on budget, and delivering value by following a decision-analysis process based on real-life experiences, proven methods, and effective risk-management strategies.”
—Raimund Laqua, PMP, PEng, founder and Chief Compliance Engineer, Lean Compliance Consulting, Inc.

“Michael and Lev have done a great job of demystifying the complex and complicated process of project decisions. This book is a great resource for any project manager from junior to senior level. It’s also a great resource for students of project management!” 
—Richard Fossey, BFA, MEd, PMP, President, RFTFGroup.com

“In my thirty years working in the project management profession, I have found Project Decisions: The Art and Science to be essential reading in assessing risk and decision-making for business and organizations. Virine and Trumper make these concepts understandable and provide practical methods that lead one to better decision-making. I recommend it to all my clients, colleagues, and students.”
—Nicholas Pisano, President and CEO, SNA Software, LLC