Project Management Planning



Book Title: Project Management Planning: From Practice to Applied Research
Author: Muhamed Abdomerovic
Publisher: Peter Lang
List Price: $139.95 (hardcover), $62.95 (softcover)
Format: Hardcover, softcover, kindle; 344 pages
Publication Date: 2022
ISBN: 978-1-4331-8934-0
Reviewer: Neha Prakash
Review Date: April 2023


“Project management planning is the science and art of handling planned responsibility and unexpected conditions.’’ The book explains the frameworks, processes to complete project within the planned time, allocated cost and resources. Project Management has to be specific in terms of developing and implementing; for that we need to clearly define and communicate the PMP objectives, evaluate decision processes and motivate project stakeholders. The fundamental methods include Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) using the Critical Path Method (CPM). The implementation of the project management plan us accomplished using the Feedback Method (FM).

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book talks about the project management planning, structure, and implementation. This book goes into details talking about the time management, resource management and cost in project management planning. The book further mentions about the best practices in project management planning followed by project management system logic.


The highlights from the overview of book’s structure are:

  • Overview of project management planning
  • Time and resource management plan
  • Cost project management plan
  • Best practice in Project Management Plan
  • Project Management System logic
  • Where Is Planning in (Project) Management Going Next?
  • Derivative Project Management Planning

Highlights: What I liked!

Cost project management plan – Understanding the cost types such as Planned Value (time-phase-specific cost estimate), Earned Value (project of the value that defines the project’s work element), Actual Cost (actual resource units or the cost of resource units for the completion of an activity that has been paid by a specific date), and Estimate to Complete Cost, which characterize the project cost management plan. We can also calculate variances and indexes like Cost Variance (CV), Schedule Variance (SV), Schedule Delay, Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI).


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How to cite this review: Prakash, N. (2023).  Project Management Planning (From Practice to Applied Research), book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue V, May. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/pmwj129-May2023-Prakash-Project-Management-Planning-book-review.pdf

About the Reviewer

Neha Prakash

Irving, Dallas, TX, USA


Neha Prakash is currently working as Product Manager at Black Box in Texas, having the highest qualification as MBA Analytics from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA.  She can be contacted at neha196eee@gmail.com

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