eBook Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080983219
  • ISBN-13: 9780080983219
  • DDC: 658.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 592 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook. With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information. Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Control is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding. It is also updated to match the latest BS 6079 standard for project management in construction.Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’. Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control—critical elements in the management of engineering projects. Includes project management questions and answers, compiled by a former APM exam assessor, to help you test your knowledge and prepare for professional examinations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword to the First Edition.
1: Project Definition.
2: Project Management.
3: Programme and Portfolio Management.
4: Project Context (Project Environment).
5: Business Case.
6: Investment Appraisal.
7: Stakeholder Management.
8: Project Success Criteria.
9: Organization Structures.
10: Organization Roles.
11: Project Life Cycles.
12: Work Breakdown Structures.
13: Estimating.
14: Project Management Plan.
15: Risk Management.
16: Quality Management.
17: Change Management.
18: Configuration Management.
19: Basic Network Principles.
20: Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks.
21: Arithmetical Analysis and Floats.
22: The Case for Manual Analysis.
23: Lester Diagram.
24: Graphical and Computer Analysis.
25: Milestones and Line of Balance.
26: Simple Examples.
27: Progress Reporting.
28: Project Management and Network Planning.
29: Network Applications Outside the Construction Industry.
30: Resource Loading.
31: Cash Flow Forecasting.
32: Cost Control and EVA.
33: Control Graphs and Reports.
34: Procurement.
35: Value Management.
36: Health and Safety and Environment.
37: Information Management.
38: Communication.
39: Team Building and Motivation.
40: Leadership.
41: Negotiation.
42: Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution.
43: Governance.
44: Project Close-Out and Handover.
45: Project Close-Out Report and Review.
46: Stages and Sequence.
47: Worked Example 1: Bungalow.
48: Worked Example 2: Pumping Installation.
49: Worked Example 3: Motor Car.
50: Worked Example 4: Battle Tank.
51: Primavera P6.
52: BIM.
53: Agile Project Management.
54: Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Project Management.
55: Glossary.
56: Examination Questions 1: Questions.
57: Bibliography.
58: Words of Wisdom.
Sample Examination Questions.