Project and Program Management
A Competency-Based Approach, Third Edition
Mitchell L. Springer
Purdue University Press
This third edition of Project and Program Management: A Competency-Based Approach expands on the second edition in every chapter. It brings fresh, updated insights gained from years of teaching and research. Specifically, the third edition delves deeper into the qualitative nature of program/project management to deepen the reader's understanding of key concepts. The new edition also expands its approach to instruction to accommodate a variety of learning scenarios, from the new student encountering program/project management for the first time, to the working professional advancing job skills and exploring practical aspects of the multifaceted discipline.
Mitchell L. Springer is the executive director of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has over thirty-five years of theoretical and industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management, and human resources. Springer possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems. He is internationally recognized, and has over 150 contributions to scholarship on software development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management. Springer is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He received his BS in computer science from Purdue University, and 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), and in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). He is a State of Indiana registered domestic mediator.