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Project Management, Planning and Control

Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards

By Albert Lester

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Format: Paperback, 592 pages, 6th Revised edition Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 November 2013
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.

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Don't project manage without this complete guide to the principles, tools and techniques you need, fully aligned to APM and PMI terminology

Table of Contents

Project definition; Project management; Programme and portfolio management; Project context (project environment); Business case; Investment appraisal; Stakeholder management; Project success criteria; Organization structure; Organization roles; Project life cycle; Work breakdown structures; Estimating; Project management plan; Risk management; Quality management; Change management; Configuration management; Basic network principles; Planning blocks and sub division of blocks; Arithmetical analysis and floats; The case for manual analysis; Lester diagram; Graphical and computer analysis; Milestones and line of balance; Simple examples; Progress reporting; Project management and network planning; Network applications outside construction industry; Resource loading; Cash flow forecasting; Cost control and EVA; Control graphs and reports; Procurement; Value management; Health and Safety and environment; Information management; Communication; Team building and motivation; Leadership; Negotiation; Conflict management and dispute resolution; Governance; Project close-out and hand over; Project close-out report and review; Stages and sequence; Worked examples 1 : bungalow; Worked examples 2: pumping installation; Worked examples 3: motor car; Worked example 4: battle tank; Primavera P6 computer program; BIM; Appendices

About the Author

Albert Lester is a Chartered Engineer with a lifetime's experience of project management in engineering design and construction. He has managed large projects for the likes of Tarmac, Sim Chem and Foster Wheeler Power Products and been involved with the Association for Project Management (APM) throughout his career, culminating in his role as an assessor for APM project management exams. He has taught and lectured widely on the topic and is a regular member of panels developing new project management standards and syllabuses.

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Praise for the previous edition: "An excellent book... written with wit and clarity, it should be read eagerly by the managing director as well as the engineering trainee." - The Engineer magazine

EAN: 9780080983240
ISBN: 0080983243
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 x 3 centimetres (1.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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