Real Project Planning: Developing a Project Delivery Strategy


  • Trish Melton, Director, MIME Solutions Ltd, UK

Successful projects are the basis for a successful company, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to accomplish this.The IChemE Project Management Subject Group has recognized the need to provide resources to deliver these skills, and has developed a series of books to share the latest best practice - engineering essentials. This second title, though primarily written from the perspective of engineering projects within the process industries, is generic enough to support project managers in many other disciplines.It provides for those starting out in project management, is ideal for students as a university textbook, and is also an indispensable reference for established project managers.
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Project managers in engineering and process industry sectors; APM and PMI students; MBAs and Masters students.


Book information

  • Published: December 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8472-9


‘The real power in this book comes from using it as a reference tool ... have it readily to hand as you manage a project ... powerful (tools) for business change processes.’ - Bill Wilson, Programme Manager, Projects Group, AstraZeneca

Table of Contents

Introduction; Business Planning, Incorporating a Business Plan; Set-up Planning; Set-up Plan case study: purchasing business process kaizen; Control Planning; Control Plan Case studies: engineering project, product development and commercialization project; Constructing the Project Delivery Plan; Case Study 1: Capital Engineering Project; Case Study 3: Strategic Consultancy Assignment; Case Study 3: Office Relocation Project; Case Study 4: Organisational Change Programme; Case Study 5: Change Project Portfolio