There is a printed edition and an ebook edition. The content is identical in the two formats. Here is the cover.
Here is the back cover:
The Print Edition:
Current Version: 3.0b, October 2018
Current Version: 3.0b, October 2018
Second Edition: (See Details Below)
The latest version of the Second Edition is:
Version: 2.4, July 2016.
The 3rd Edition Ebook
The content of the ebook edition is identical to that of the printed third edition. However, there are minor formatting differences, which are as follows:
- Ebook readers support additional capabilities, such as searching, note taking, etc. These depend on the ebook reader selected by the reader.
- The font size is changeable in the ebook reader. Therefore, the page numbers displayed the ebook reader are a guide only.
- There is no index because the content of a page depends on user selected font size, the window size of the browser, etc. Therefore, there are no page numbers for an index to use. Many ebook readers provide a search capability that is more efficient than an index.
- The Table of Contents entries are usually presented on the left side of the book reader and are linked directly to the appropriate sections in the text.
- The List of Figures and List of Tables are not linked because the search function provides the same capability.
- The numbered side notes, which always appear on the same page as the number in the printed version, are replaced with footnotes at the end of each section.10 The side note numbers in the ebook version are the same as those in the printed version.
- The references are easily accessed because each reference (e.g., ) is linked directly to the place where it occurs in the Bibliography. Also, in the Bibliography, a [Back] link returns the reader to the place in the text where the reference was placed.
This Ebook version of The Art and Science of Project Management is your personal copy. You may copy it to any and all of your personal devices, such as your personal phone, personal laptop, personal computer, and personal tablet. You may even print a copy for your own personal use, , although it won’t format well and you won’t get page numbers or an index. It’s probably cheaper and the quality is better when you buy the paperback book.
We have selected this approach to make it easy for you to use your personal copy of this book in whatever way you like: at any time, in any place, on any device.
However, you may not distribute it to anyone else, which is illegal.
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
This ebook is not protected by DRM because DRM can cause problems when you copy the file to different devices. Besides, it is easy to remove the DRM. Therefore, we have simplified things by not protecting the file with DRM.
This file does, however, contain a digital watermark.
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None of us wants to go there, so guard your copy.
The Second Edition
The second edition text was edited to correct typos in the first edition. Thanks to all our students who pointed them out.
We added a new Chapter: Chapter 13: Explaining it to the Stakeholders, which includes
- TCPI, which was in Chapter 12 of the previous version.
- The new topic of Schedule Estimation.
Besides the new chapter, there are some minor additions to the content: A discussion of the difference between the plan, the scope and the spec (Scope Chapter); an example of a Pareto Chart (Quality Chapter); a Risk Breakdown Structure and contingencies and management reserves (Risk chapter); and a Priority Matrix Template (Picnic Templates Chapter).
Other updates include:
- The text was entirely updated to be consistent with the PMBOK 5th Edition.
- Part IV covers the Process Groups, Processes and Knowledge Areas. The inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of each process are covered in detail.
- There is a new case study, the Graduation Picnic Project, to which all readers can easily relate. The case is comprehensively illustrated with templates for all processes.
- There is a new visual tutorial for Microsoft Project® 2013. Walk through the essentials of creating a schedule, estimating the cost, and tracking project progress.
The front cover for the second edition.
The back cover for the second edition.