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Author Lester, Albert, author.

Title Project management, planning and control : managing engineering, construction, and manufacturing projects to PMI, APM, and BSI standards / Albert Lester.

Publication Info. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2013?]
2014

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 Axe Books 24x7 Engineering E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Sixth edition.
Description 1 online resource (512 pages)
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Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
1. -- Project Definition -- Project Definition -- Time-Bound Project -- Cost-Bound Project -- Performance (Quality)-Bound Project -- Safety-Bound Project -- 2. -- Project Management -- Project Manager -- 3. -- Programme and Portfolio Management -- Portfolio Management -- 4. -- Project Context (Project Environment) -- Political -- Economic -- Social (or Sociological) -- Technical -- Legal -- Environmental -- 5. -- Business Case -- The Project Sponsor -- Requirements Management -- 6. -- Investment Appraisal -- Project Viability -- 7. -- Stakeholder Management -- Direct Stakeholders -- Indirect Stakeholders -- 8. -- Project Success Criteria -- Key Performance Indicators -- 9. -- Organization Structures -- Functional Organization -- Matrix Organization -- Project Organization (Taskforce) -- 10. -- Organization Roles -- 11. -- Project Life Cycles -- 12. -- Work Breakdown Structures -- Responsibility Matrix -- 13. -- Estimating -- Subjective -- Parametric -- Comparative (By Analogy) -- Analytical -- 14. -- Project Management Plan -- Methods and Procedures -- 15. -- Risk Management -- Stage 1: Risk Awareness -- Stage 2: Risk Identification -- Stage 3: Risk Assessment -- Stage 4: Risk Evaluation -- Stage 5: Risk Management -- Monitoring -- Example of Effective Risk Management -- Positive Risk or Opportunity -- 16. -- Quality Management -- History -- Quality Management Definitions -- Explanation of the Definitions -- 17. -- Change Management -- Document Control -- Issue Management -- 18. -- Configuration Management -- 19. -- Basic Network Principles -- Network Analysis -- The Network -- Durations -- Numbering -- Hammocks -- Precedence or Activity on Node (AoN) Diagrams -- Bar (Gantt) Charts -- Time Scale Networks and Linked Bar Charts -- 20. -- Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks -- Pharmaceutical Factory -- New Housing Estate -- Portland Cement Factory -- Oil Terminal -- Multi-Storey Block of Offices -- Colliery Surface Reconstruction -- Bitumen Refinery -- Typical Manufacturing Unit -- Subdivision of Blocks -- 21. -- Arithmetical Analysis and Floats -- Arithmetical Analysis -- Critical Path -- Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) -- 22. -- The Case for Manual Analysis -- The Planner -- The Role of the Computer -- Preparation of the Network -- Typical Site Problems -- The NEDO (National Economic Development Office) Report -- 23. -- Lester Diagram -- 24. -- Graphical and Computer Analysis -- Graphical Analysis -- Computer Analysis -- History -- 25. -- Milestones and Line of Balance -- Milestones -- Line of Balance -- 26. -- Simple Examples -- Example 1 -- Example 2 -- Example 3 -- Summary of Operation -- Example 4 (Using Manual Techniques) -- 27. -- Progress Reporting -- Feedback -- 28. -- Project Management and Network Planning -- Responsibilities of the Project Managers -- Information from Network -- Site-Preparation Contract -- Confidence in Plan -- Network and Method Statements -- Integrated Systems -- Networks and Claims -- 29. -- Network Applications Outside the Construction Industry -- Bringing a New Product onto the Market -- Moving a Factory -- Centrifugal Pump Manufacture -- Planning a Mail Order Campaign -- Manufacture of a Package Boiler -- Manufacture of a Cast Machined Part -- 30. -- Resource Loading -- The Alternative Approach -- 31. -- Cash Flow Forecasting -- Example of Cash Flow Forecasting.
32. -- Cost Control and EVA -- SMAC -- Manhour Control -- Summary of Advantages -- EVA for Civil Engineering Projects -- 33. -- Control Graphs and Reports -- Overall Project Completion -- Earned Schedule -- Integrated Computer Systems -- 34. -- Procurement -- Procurement Strategy -- Pre-Tender Survey -- Bidder Selection -- Request for Quotation (RfQ) -- Tender Evaluation -- Purchase Order -- Expediting, Monitoring, and Inspection -- Shipping and Storage -- Erection and Installation -- Commissioning and Handover -- Types of Contracts -- Sub-Contracts -- Sub-Contract Documents -- Insurance -- Discounts -- Counter-Trade -- Incoterms -- 35. -- Value Management -- 36. -- Health and Safety and Environment -- CDM Regulations -- Health and Safety Plan -- Health and Safety File -- Warning Signs -- 37. -- Information Management -- Objectives and Purpose -- 38. -- Communication -- Cultural Differences, Language Differences, Pronunciation, Translation, and Technical Jargon -- Geographical Separation, Location Equipment, or Transmission Failure -- Misunderstanding, Attitude, Perception, Selective Listening, Assumptions, Hidden Agendas -- Poor Leadership, Unclear Instructions, Unclear Objectives, Unnecessarily Long Messages, Withholding of Information -- 39. -- Team Building and Motivation -- Team Development -- The Belbin Team Types -- Motivation -- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs -- Herzberg's Motivational Hygiene Theory -- 40. -- Leadership -- Situational Leadership -- Professionalism and Ethics -- 41. -- Negotiation -- Phase 1: Preparation -- Phase 2: Planning -- Phase 3: Introductions -- Phase 4: Opening Proposal -- Phase 5: Bargaining -- Phase 6: Agreement -- Phase 7: Finalizing -- 42. -- Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution -- Conciliation -- Mediation -- Adjudication -- Arbitration -- Litigation -- 43. -- Governance -- Governance of Project Management (GoPM) -- 44. -- Project Close-Out and Handover -- Close-Out -- Handover -- 45. -- Project Close-Out Report and Review -- Close-Out Report -- Close-Out Review -- 46. -- Stages and Sequence -- Summary of Project Stages and Sequence -- Project Stage Control Techniques -- 47. -- Worked Example 1: Bungalow -- Design and Construction Philosophy -- 48. -- Worked Example 2: Pumping Installation -- Design and Construction Philosophy -- Cash Flow -- 49. -- Worked Example 3: Motor Car -- Summary -- 50. -- Worked Example 4: Battle Tank -- Business Case for Battle Tank Top Secret -- 51. -- Primavera P6 -- Evolution of Project Management Software -- Oracle Primavera P6 -- 52. -- BIM -- Introduction -- History of BIM -- What Is BIM? -- UK Government Recommendations -- How BIM Is Applied in Practice -- Linking Systems through Open .NET Interfaces -- Tekla BIMsight -- Savings with BIM -- Sample BIM Project -- Alta Bates Summit Medical Centre -- by DPR Construction Inc -- Sample BIM Project -- The National Museum of Qatar (Arup) -- Interoperability and Principle Industry Transfer Standards -- Appendix 1 -- Agile Project Management -- Definitions of Success Are Part of the Problem -- What Is Agile? -- Lean -- Two Levels of Planning -- Terminology -- How Does a Generic Agile Development and Project Run? -- Stand-up Meeting -- Estimation -- Technical Debt -- Defining the Architecture of the System -- Earned Value -- Summary -- Bibliography -- Appendix 2 -- Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Project Management -- Acronyms Used in Project Management -- Appendix 4 -- Examination Questions 1: Questions -- Bibliography -- Appendix 6 -- Words of Wisdom -- Index -- Appendix 7 -- Sample examination questions.
Subject Project management.
Process control.
Project management -- Data processing.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Process control. (OCoLC)fst01078020
Project management. (OCoLC)fst01078797
Project management -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst01078801
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lester, Albert. Project Management, Planning and Control. 6 edition 0080983243 (OCoLC)815725595
ISBN 9780081020210 (electronic bk.)
008102021X (electronic bk.)
0080983243
9780080983240
9780081020203
0081020201
Standard No. AU@ 000052185309
CHBIS 011069623
CHNEW 001011443
CHVBK 499789806
CHVBK 519290429
DEBBG BV042315180
DEBSZ 405350961
NZ1 15292911
NZ1 15560557

 
    
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