Project Management, Planning and Control

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

By

  • Albert Lester, Qualifications: CEng, FICE, FIMech.E, FIStruct.E, FAPM, Project management consultant and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, UK
  • Albert Lester, Qualifications: CEng, FICE, FIMech.E, FIStruct.E, FAPM, Project management consultant and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, UK

Focuses on project management skills for engineering, manufacturing & construction industries. Ideal for engineering project managers taking a Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification, this book covers all information for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) & the Association of Project Management (APM). Fully aligned with the latest 2006 updates to the syllabi & the latest revision of BS 6079 (British Standards Institute Guide to Project Management in the Construction Industry).
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Audience

Project & Contract Managers, Planning Engineers & Programme Managers in the Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing sectors, including Manufacturing & Civil Engineers & Construction Managers; Study aid for Project Management Professionals preparing for APM & PMP examinations; Text for postgraduate students on courses in Project Management, Contract Management, MBAs & related courses

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6956-6

Reviews

"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



Table of Contents

Project definition; Project management; Program management; Project environment; Business case; Investment appraisal, DCF, NPV; Stakeholder analysis; Project success criteria; Organization structures; Organizational roles; Project life cycle; Work content & scope (WBS); Planning blocks & subdivision of blocks; Estimating; Project management plan; Risk management; Quality management; Change management; Configuration management; Time management, Basic network principles; Analysis types; Precedence diagrams; Lester diagram; Float; Milestones & line of balance; Simple examples; Progress reporting; Project management and planning; Network applications outside the construction industry; Resource management, Histograms, S Curves; Cash flow and cash flow curves; Budgeting, cost control & earned value analysis; Control graphs and reports; Procurement; Value management & value engineering; Health & safety & environment; Information management; Communication; Teamwork; Leadership; Negotiation; Conflict management & dispute resolution; Project close-out and hand over; Project close-out report and review; Worked example 1: Small bungalow; Worked example 2: Pumping installation; Worked example 3: Motor car; Worked example 4: Battle tank; Hornet Windmill program; Stages and sequences; Abbreviations & acronyms; Glossary; APMP learning objectives; Typical question areas; Summary of essential features; Bibliography; Index