International Society of Automation News Release
New ISA Edition Focuses on Key Practical Project Management Techniques
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (27 April 2012) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it has produced a new technical publication, Practical Project Management: Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition, by Gerald W. Cockrell.
Practical Project Management: Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition, goes beyond the scope of a simple how-to book. It defines each unique phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge in areas such as budget and cost estimates, contracts, negotiating, team building, scheduling and choosing project management software. In addition, the book provides sample forms, contracts and bids for industrial projects.
In today’s economy, organizations must perform faster, better and cheaper. Projects have to conform to ever-tightening schedules and budgets. Because the second edition focuses specifically on techniques proven to be effective in industry, it is the ideal reference for both new and experienced project managers.
The second edition updates some of the newer concepts, including SCRUM Project Management. This methodology offers new techniques that may be used with automation-related projects.
Gerald W. Cockrell is a professor emeritus at Indiana State University and an internationally recognized leader in the development and delivery of distance process control and automation programs. He has served as project manager on numerous projects in the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries and in educational institutions.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).