The book contains many Sample Projects that illustrate PM concepts. Students can use these as models for their own projects.

The New Kitchen Project

Chapter 23 covers the entire project management process for the design and implementation of a new kitchen with examples of deliverables, tools, and techniques.

Here is the early requirements analysis and the associated discussion (side notes) that link back to the appropriate PM concepts..

The Graduation Picnic Project

Chapter 24 covers “The Picnic Project.”

Students of project management decided to hold a picnic at the end of the academic year and selected a classic American theme of hamburgers, hot dogs, and beer. The project, which is presented using templates, follows the PMBOK®.

Here is an example of the template details:

Table 24.1: The Charter Template.

The PMA Project

The Project Management Association (PMA) is a small, Boston-based (hypothetical) organization dedicated to educating its members about project management. PMA is considering implementing a new web site with the following features: manage and increase memberships; facilitate social networking; distribute marketing emails to members; and display useful research materials. Unlike the Kitchen and Picnic cases, the PMA case is used throughout the book to illustrate the topic under discussion. By using the same case throughout, details do not have to be repeated.

The SAMPL Agile Project

This is covered in Part V, where we follow the development of the Student Academic Mobile Planning App (SAMPL), which is accomplished as an agile development using sprints.