Project Management, Planning and Control

6th Edition

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

Authors: Albert Lester
Paperback ISBN: 9780080983240
eBook ISBN: 9780080983219
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 3rd October 2013
Page Count: 592
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword to the First Edition

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Project Definition

Abstract

Project Definition

Time-Bound Project

Cost-Bound Project

Performance (Quality)-Bound Project

Safety-Bound Project

Chapter 2. Project Management

Abstract

Project Manager

Chapter 3. Programme and Portfolio Management

Abstract

Portfolio Management

Chapter 4. Project Context (Project Environment)

Abstract

Political

Economic

Social (or Sociological)

Technical

Legal

Environmental

Chapter 5. Business Case

Abstract

The Project Sponsor

Requirements Management

Chapter 6. Investment Appraisal

Abstract

Project Viability

Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management

Abstract

Direct Stakeholders

Indirect Stakeholders

Chapter 8. Project Success Criteria

Abstract

Key Performance Indicators

Chapter 9. Organization Structures

Abstract

Functional Organization

Matrix Organization

Project Organization (Taskforce)

Chapter 10. Organization Roles

Abstract

Chapter 11. Project Life Cycles

Abstract

Chapter 12. Work Breakdown Structures

Abstract

Responsibility Matrix

Chapter 13. Estimating

Abstract

Subjective

Parametric

Comparative (By Analogy)

Analytical

Chapter 14. Project Management Plan

Abstract

Methods and Procedures

Chapter 15. Risk Management

Abstract

Stage 1: Risk Awareness

Stage 2: Risk Identification

Stage 3: Risk Assessment

Stage 4: Risk Evaluation

Stage 5: Risk Management

Monitoring

Example of Effective Risk Management

Positive Risk or Opportunity

Chapter 1

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780080983240
eBook ISBN:
9780080983219

About the Author

Albert Lester

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Project management consultant and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, UK

Reviews

"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