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— Second Edition 2015

“A project is the best – perhaps only – method of achieving innovation.”

“I believe this book to be much needed, about the correct level for an executive to use/grasp, and timely.” Marc Zocher, Consultant, as Project Manager received the 2011 PMI Distinguished Project Award for the G2 Information System Project for the U. S. Dept. of Energy’s NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative. You can read the first chapter and review all references here.

For the Italian Edition click here, Spanish here, and Brazilian Portuguese here.




Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects

— Third Edition 2003

“It is by far the most comprehensive, practical and easy to understand reference book on project management principles that I have seen to date.” Jeb Riordan, Editor, PROJECT magazine.

Also published in Russian, Italian, and Chinese.

“Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects is unique among project management literature. It is not an academic treatise, a folksy, first-person narrative or a consolidated collection of related, previously published articles.

It is a unified presentation of forward-thinking principles and practices that bridge senior executives, project managers and project teams and define an integrated path to improved project management performance and success.” Kenneth H. Rose, PMI Book Review Editor, PMI PMNetwork July 2003 p 67.

As before, author Russell Archibald has produced a valuable work of reference, elaborating on and clarifying many aspects of his earlier writings.

As the cover jacket says ‘A complete, practical, and proven approach to managing large-scale projects with emphasis on those involving advanced technology.’ R. Max Wideman, PMI Fellow and past PMI Chairman.

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Network-Based Management Systems (PERT/CPM) 1967
Russell D. Archibald and Richard L. Villoria

This 1967 book was one of the first books to appear in the project management field, and was included in the core library at the Harvard Business School for a number of years. It includes several case studies of the application of network planning and scheduling systems on aerospace and commercial projects. Also publisehed in Hungarian.

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Chapters contributed by Russ Archibald to books edited by others:

“Role Management: The Integrative Roles in Project Management”, Chapter 23, Project Management for Business Professions, Joan Knutson, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, NY 2001, pp 440-457.

“Team Infrastructure Management: Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up”, co-authored with Daniel P. Ono, Chapter 28, Project Management for Business Professions, Joan Knutson, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, NY 2001, pp 528-549.

“Project Team Planning: A Strategy for Success”, Chapter 6, Handbook of Program and Project Management, Paul C. Dinsmore, Editor; AMACOM, NY, 1993, pp 71-78 .

“Project Team Planning: The Need, Methods and Benefits”, Dimensions In Project Management, H. Reschke and H. Schelle, Editors; The German Project Management Society, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 1990, pp 219-230.

“Overcoming Cultural Barriers in Corporations to Effective Management by Projects”, Handbook of Management by Projects, Roland Gareis, Editor; Manz, Vienna, 1990, pp 153-160.

“Project Start-up of Complex Information System Projects”, “Project Start-Up Workshops”, “Lessons Learned in Project Start-Up of Bi-Cultural Projects”, “Project Start-Up Checklists”, in the “Handbook of Project Start-Up”, M. Fangel, Editor; International Project Management Association (Internet) Committee on Project Start-Up, Copenhagen, 1989.

“Implementing Business Strategies Through Projects”, Chapter 29, Strategic Planning and Management Handbook, D. Cleland and W. King, Editors; Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, NY, 1986.

“Organizing the Project Office and Project Team: Duties of Project Participants”, Chapter 6, Project Management Handbook, D. Cleland and W. King, Editors; Von Nostrand Reinhold Co. NY,1982; Second Edition, 1988, pp.85-110.

“Program Management”, Chapter 26, Management Handbook, Paul Mali, Editor; John Wiley & Sons, NY 1981.

“The Initiation and Implementation of Industrial Projects In Developing Countries, A Systematic Approach”, Report of the Expert Working Group at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, 13-18 November 1972, (United Nations Publication Sales No. E.75.II.B.2, 1975).

“Dynamic Planning of Industrial Growth In Emerging Countries”, (with A. T. Materna) Chapter 5, Management Sciences in the Emerging Countries, Barish and Verhulst, Editors, Pergamon Press, NY, 1965.

“Report on Workshop I: Program Planning and Control”
, Science, Technology, and Management, The Proceedings of the National Advanced-Technology Management Conference, Seattle, Sept. 4-7, 1962, Fremont E. Kast and James E. Rosenweig, Editors, McGraw-Hill, NY, 1963, pp. 342-344.