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Project Management, Planning and Control, 7th Edition

Book Description

Project Management, Planning and Control, Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards, Seventh Editions an established and widely recommended project management handbook.

Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this seventh edition includes new advice on information management, including big data, communication, dispute resolution, project governance, and BIM.

Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, the book 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 users test their understanding.

  • Includes new sections on data collection and use, including big data
  • Contains major updates to sections on governance, adjudication, BIM, and agile project management
  • 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’
  • Provides project management questions and answers compiled by a former APM exam assessor

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Foreword to the First Edition
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Chapter 1. Project Definition
    1. Project Definition
    2. Time-Bound Project
    3. Cost-Bound Project
    4. Performance (Quality)-Bound Project
    5. Safety-Bound Project
  9. Chapter 2. Project Management
    1. Project Manager
    2. Project Manager’s Charter
    3. Project Office
  10. Chapter 3. Programme and Portfolio Management
    1. Portfolio Management
  11. Chapter 4. Project Context (Project Environment)
    1. Political
    2. Economic
    3. Social (or Sociological)
    4. Technical
    5. Legal
    6. Environmental
    7. Sustainability
  12. Chapter 5. Business Case
    1. The Project Sponsor
    2. Requirements Management
  13. Chapter 6. Investment Appraisal
    1. Project Viability
  14. Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management
    1. Direct Stakeholders
    2. Indirect Stakeholders
  15. Chapter 8. Project-Success Criteria
    1. Key Performance Indicators
  16. Chapter 9. Organization Structures
    1. Functional Organization
    2. Matrix Organization
    3. Project Organization (Taskforce)
  17. Chapter 10. Organization Roles
  18. Chapter 11. Project Life Cycles
  19. Chapter 12. Work Breakdown Structures
    1. Responsibility Matrix
  20. Chapter 13. Estimating
    1. Subjective
    2. Parametric
    3. Comparative (by Analogy)
    4. Analytical
  21. Chapter 14. Project Management Plan
    1. Methods and Procedures
  22. Chapter 15. Risk Management
    1. Stage 1: Risk Awareness
    2. Stage 2: Risk Identification
    3. Stage 3: Risk Assessment
    4. Stage 4: Risk Evaluation
    5. Stage 5: Risk Management
    6. Monitoring
    7. Example of Effective Risk Management
    8. Positive Risk or Opportunity
  23. Chapter 16. Quality Management
    1. History
    2. Quality Management Definitions
    3. Explanation of the Definitions
  24. Chapter 17. Change Management
    1. Document-Control
    2. Issue Management
  25. Chapter 18. Configuration Management
  26. Chapter 19. Basic Network Principles
    1. Network Analysis
    2. The Network
    3. Durations
    4. Numbering
    5. Hammocks
    6. Precedence or Activity on Node Diagrams
    7. Bar (Gantt) Charts
    8. Time-Scale Networks and Linked Bar Charts
  27. Chapter 20. Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks
    1. Pharmaceutical Factory
    2. New Housing Estate
    3. Portland Cement Factory
    4. Oil Terminal
    5. Multi-Storey Block of Offices
    6. Colliery Surface Reconstruction
    7. Bitumen Refinery
    8. Typical Manufacturing Unit
    9. Subdivision of Blocks
  28. Chapter 21. Arithmetical Analysis and Floats
    1. Arithmetical Analysis
    2. Critical Path
    3. Critical Chain Project Management
  29. Chapter 22. The Case for Manual Analysis
    1. The Planner
    2. The Role of the Computer
    3. Preparation of the Network
    4. Typical Site Problems
    5. The National Economic Development Office Report
  30. Chapter 23. Lester Diagram
    1. Basic Advantages
  31. Chapter 24. Graphical and Computer Analysis
    1. Graphical Analysis
    2. Computer Analysis
    3. History
  32. Chapter 25. Milestones and Line of Balance
    1. Milestones
    2. Line of Balance
  33. Chapter 26. Simple Examples
    1. Example 1
    2. Example 2
    3. Example 3
    4. Summary of Operation
    5. Example 4 (Using Manual Techniques)
  34. Chapter 27. Progress Reporting
    1. Feedback
  35. Chapter 28. Project Management and Network Planning
    1. Responsibilities of the Project Managers
    2. Information From Network
    3. Site-Preparation Contract
    4. Confidence in Plan
    5. Network and Method Statements
    6. Integrated Systems
    7. Networks and Claims
  36. Chapter 29. Network Applications Outside the Construction Industry
    1. Bringing a New Product onto the Market
    2. Moving a Factory
    3. Centrifugal Pump Manufacture
    4. Planning a Mail Order Campaign
    5. Manufacture of a Package Boiler
    6. Manufacture of a Cast Machined Part
  37. Chapter 30. Resource Loading
    1. The Alternative Approach
  38. Chapter 31. Cash-Flow Forecasting
    1. Example of Cash-Flow Forecasting
  39. Chapter 32. Cost Control and EVA
    1. SMAC – Man-Hour Control
    2. Summary of Advantages
    3. EVA for Civil Engineering Projects
  40. Chapter 33. Control Graphs and Reports
    1. Overall Project Completion
    2. Earned Schedule
    3. Integrated Computer Systems
    4. EVA % Complete Assessment
  41. Chapter 34. Procurement
    1. Procurement Strategy
    2. Pre-Tender Survey
    3. Bidder Selection
    4. Request for Quotation
    5. Tender Evaluation
    6. Purchase Order
    7. Expediting, Monitoring and Inspection
    8. Shipping and Storage
    9. Erection and Installation
    10. Commissioning and Handover
    11. Types of Contracts
    12. Subcontracts
    13. Subcontract Documents
    14. Insurance
    15. Discounts
    16. Counter-Trade
    17. Incoterms
  42. Chapter 35. Value Management
  43. Chapter 36. Health, Safety and Environment
    1. Construction, Design and Management Regulations
    2. Health and Safety Plan
    3. Health and Safety File
    4. Warning Signs
  44. Chapter 37. Information Management
    1. Objectives and Purpose
    2. Data Collection
    3. Big Data
  45. Chapter 38. Communication
    1. Cultural Differences, Language Differences, Pronunciation, Translation and Technical Jargon
    2. Geographical Separation, Location Equipment or Transmission Failure
    3. Misunderstanding, Attitude, Perception, Selective Listening, Assumptions and Hidden Agendas
    4. Poor Leadership, Unclear Instructions, Unclear Objectives, Unnecessarily Long Messages and Withholding of Information
    5. Meetings
  46. Chapter 39. Team Building and Motivation
    1. Team Development
    2. The Belbin Team Types
    3. Motivation
    4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    5. Herzberg’s Motivational Hygiene Theory
  47. Chapter 40. Leadership
    1. Situational Leadership
    2. Professionalism and Ethics
    3. Competence
  48. Chapter 41. Negotiation
    1. Phase 1: Preparation
    2. Phase 2: Planning
    3. Phase 3: Introductions
    4. Phase 4: Opening Proposal
    5. Phase 5: Bargaining
    6. Phase 6: Agreement
    7. Phase 7: Finalizing
  49. Chapter 42. Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
    1. Conciliation
    2. Mediation
    3. Adjudication
    4. Arbitration
    5. Litigation
  50. Chapter 43. Governance
    1. Governance of Project Management
    2. Conclusion
  51. Chapter 44. Project Close-Out and Handover
    1. Close-Out
    2. Handover
  52. Chapter 45. Project Close-Out Report and Review
    1. Close-Out Report
    2. Close-Out Review
  53. Chapter 46. Stages and Sequence
    1. Summary of Project Stages and Sequence
  54. Chapter 47. Worked Example 1: Bungalow
    1. Design and Construction Philosophy
  55. Chapter 48. Worked Example 2: Pumping Installation
    1. Design and Construction Philosophy
    2. Cash Flow
  56. Chapter 49. Worked Example 3: Motor Car
    1. Summary
  57. Chapter 50. Worked Example 4: Battle Tank
    1. Business Case for Battle Tank Top Secret
  58. Chapter 51. Primavera P6
    1. Evolution of Project Management Software
    2. Oracle Primavera P6
  59. Chapter 52. Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    1. Introduction
    2. History of BIM
    3. What Is BIM
    4. UK Government Recommendations
    5. How BIM Is Applied in Practice
    6. Linking Systems Through Open .NET Interfaces
    7. Tekla BIMsight and Other Collaboration Tools
    8. Savings With BIM
    9. Sample BIM Projects
    10. Interoperability and Principle Industry Transfer Standards
  60. Appendix 1. Agile Project Management
  61. Appendix 2. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Project Management
  62. Appendix 3. Glossary
  63. Appendix 4. Examination Questions 1: Questions
  64. Appendix 5. Bibliography
  65. Appendix 6. Words of Wisdom
  66. Appendix 7. Syllabus Summary Bullet Points
  67. Appendix 8. Sample Examination Questions 2: Bullet Point Answers
  68. Index