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.
Project and contract managers, planning engineers and program managers in the engineering, construction and manufacturing sectors; Those studying for professional project management qualifications through the PMI and APM; Students on project management courses as part of broader undergraduate and graduate programs.
Foreword to the First Edition
Chapter 1. Project Definition
Performance (Quality)-Bound Project
Chapter 2. Project Management
Chapter 3. Programme and Portfolio Management
Chapter 4. Project Context (Project Environment)
Social (or Sociological)
Chapter 5. Business Case
The Project Sponsor
Chapter 6. Investment Appraisal
Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management
Chapter 8. Project Success Criteria
Key Performance Indicators
Chapter 9. Organization Structures
Project Organization (Taskforce)
Chapter 10. Organization Roles
Chapter 11. Project Life Cycles
Chapter 12. Work Breakdown Structures
Chapter 13. Estimating
Comparative (By Analogy)
Chapter 14. Project Management Plan
Methods and Procedures
Chapter 15. Risk Management
Stage 1: Risk Awareness
Stage 2: Risk Identification
Stage 3: Risk Assessment
Stage 4: Risk Evaluation
Stage 5: Risk Management
Example of Effective Risk Management
Positive Risk or Opportunity
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
- 3rd October 2013
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Albert Lester is a Chartered Engineer with a lifetime’s experience of project management in engineering design and construction. He has taught and lectured widely on the topic and is a regular member of panels developing new project management standards and syllabuses.
Project management consultant and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, UK
"Following a typical process – from planning and scheduling to budgeting and control – this book focuses on the needs and challenges of project managers across the construction, engineering and manufacturing sectors…this sixth edition includes new chapters on "agile" project management and project governance…It is also ideal for those studying for professional examinations."--MODUS, July/August 2014
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