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Project Management, Planning and Control - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780081020203, 9780081020210

Project Management, Planning and Control

7th Edition

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

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Author: Albert Lester
eBook ISBN: 9780081020210
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020203
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th March 2017
Page Count: 650
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Project Management, Planning and Control, Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards, Seventh Editions an established and widely recommended project management handbook.

Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this seventh edition includes new advice on information management, including big data, communication, dispute resolution, project governance, and BIM.

Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, the book 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 users test their understanding.

Key Features

  • Includes new sections on data collection and use, including big data
  • Contains major updates to sections on governance, adjudication, BIM, and agile project management
  • 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’
  • Provides project management questions and answers compiled by a former APM exam assessor


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

Chapter 1. Project Definition

  • Project Definition
  • Time-Bound Project
  • Cost-Bound Project
  • Performance (Quality)-Bound Project
  • Safety-Bound Project

Chapter 2. Project Management

  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager’s Charter
  • Project Office

Chapter 3. Programme and Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio Management

Chapter 4. Project Context (Project Environment)

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social (or Sociological)
  • Technical
  • Legal
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability

Chapter 5. Business Case

  • The Project Sponsor
  • Requirements Management

Chapter 6. Investment Appraisal

  • Project Viability

Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management

  • Direct Stakeholders
  • Indirect Stakeholders

Chapter 8. Project-Success Criteria

  • Key Performance Indicators

Chapter 9. Organization Structures

  • Functional Organization
  • Matrix Organization
  • Project Organization (Taskforce)

Chapter 10. Organization Roles

Chapter 11. Project Life Cycles

Chapter 12. Work Breakdown Structures

  • Responsibility Matrix

Chapter 13. Estimating

  • Subjective
  • Parametric
  • Comparative (by Analogy)
  • Analytical

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
  • Monitoring
  • Example of Effective Risk Management
  • Positive Risk or Opportunity

Chapter 16. Quality Management

  • History
  • Quality Management Definitions
  • Explanation of the Definitions

Chapter 17. Change Management

  • Document-Control
  • Issue Management

Chapter 18. Configuration Management

Chapter 19. Basic Network Principles

  • Network Analysis
  • The Network
  • Durations
  • Numbering
  • Hammocks
  • Precedence or Activity on Node Diagrams
  • Bar (Gantt) Charts
  • Time-Scale Networks and Linked Bar Charts

Chapter 20. Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks

  • Pharmaceutical Factory
  • New Housing Estate
  • Portland Cement Factory
  • Oil Terminal
  • Multi-Storey Block of Offices
  • Colliery Surface Reconstruction
  • Bitumen Refinery
  • Typical Manufacturing Unit
  • Subdivision of Blocks

Chapter 21. Arithmetical Analysis and Floats

  • Arithmetical Analysis
  • Critical Path
  • Critical Chain Project Management

Chapter 22. The Case for Manual Analysis

  • The Planner
  • The Role of the Computer
  • Preparation of the Network
  • Typical Site Problems
  • The National Economic Development Office Report

Chapter 23. Lester Diagram

  • Basic Advantages

Chapter 24. Graphical and Computer Analysis

  • Graphical Analysis
  • Computer Analysis
  • History

Chapter 25. Milestones and Line of Balance

  • Milestones
  • Line of Balance

Chapter 26. Simple Examples

  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Example 3
  • Summary of Operation
  • Example 4 (Using Manual Techniques)

Chapter 27. Progress Reporting

  • Feedback

Chapter 28. Project Management and Network Planning

  • Responsibilities of the Project Managers
  • Information From Network
  • Site-Preparation Contract
  • Confidence in Plan
  • Network and Method Statements
  • Integrated Systems
  • Networks and Claims

Chapter 29. Network Applications Outside the Construction Industry

  • Bringing a New Product onto the Market
  • Moving a Factory
  • Centrifugal Pump Manufacture
  • Planning a Mail Order Campaign
  • Manufacture of a Package Boiler
  • Manufacture of a Cast Machined Part

Chapter 30. Resource Loading

  • The Alternative Approach

Chapter 31. Cash-Flow Forecasting

  • Example of Cash-Flow Forecasting

Chapter 32. Cost Control and EVA

  • SMAC – Man-Hour Control
  • Summary of Advantages
  • EVA for Civil Engineering Projects

Chapter 33. Control Graphs and Reports

  • Overall Project Completion
  • Earned Schedule
  • Integrated Computer Systems
  • EVA % Complete Assessment

Chapter 34. Procurement

  • Procurement Strategy
  • Pre-Tender Survey
  • Bidder Selection
  • Request for Quotation
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Purchase Order
  • Expediting, Monitoring and Inspection
  • Shipping and Storage
  • Erection and Installation
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Types of Contracts
  • Subcontracts
  • Subcontract Documents
  • Insurance
  • Discounts
  • Counter-Trade
  • Incoterms

Chapter 35. Value Management

Chapter 36. Health, Safety and Environment

  • Construction, Design and Management Regulations
  • Health and Safety Plan
  • Health and Safety File
  • Warning Signs

Chapter 37. Information Management

  • Objectives and Purpose
  • Data Collection
  • Big Data

Chapter 38. Communication

  • Cultural Differences, Language Differences, Pronunciation, Translation and Technical Jargon
  • Geographical Separation, Location Equipment or Transmission Failure
  • Misunderstanding, Attitude, Perception, Selective Listening, Assumptions and Hidden Agendas
  • Poor Leadership, Unclear Instructions, Unclear Objectives, Unnecessarily Long Messages and Withholding of Information
  • Meetings

Chapter 39. Team Building and Motivation

  • Team Development
  • The Belbin Team Types
  • Motivation
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Herzberg’s Motivational Hygiene Theory

Chapter 40. Leadership

  • Situational Leadership
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Competence

Chapter 41. Negotiation

  • Phase 1: Preparation
  • Phase 2: Planning
  • Phase 3: Introductions
  • Phase 4: Opening Proposal
  • Phase 5: Bargaining
  • Phase 6: Agreement
  • Phase 7: Finalizing

Chapter 42. Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

  • Conciliation
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Chapter 43. Governance

  • Governance of Project Management
  • Conclusion

Chapter 44. Project Close-Out and Handover

  • Close-Out
  • Handover

Chapter 45. Project Close-Out Report and Review

  • Close-Out Report
  • Close-Out Review

Chapter 46. Stages and Sequence

  • Summary of Project Stages and Sequence

Chapter 47. Worked Example 1: Bungalow

  • Design and Construction Philosophy

Chapter 48. Worked Example 2: Pumping Installation

  • Design and Construction Philosophy
  • Cash Flow

Chapter 49. Worked Example 3: Motor Car

  • Summary

Chapter 50. Worked Example 4: Battle Tank

  • Business Case for Battle Tank Top Secret

Chapter 51. Primavera P6

  • Evolution of Project Management Software
  • Oracle Primavera P6

Chapter 52. Building Information Modelling (BIM)

  • Introduction
  • History of BIM
  • What Is BIM
  • UK Government Recommendations
  • How BIM Is Applied in Practice
  • Linking Systems Through Open .NET Interfaces
  • Tekla BIMsight and Other Collaboration Tools
  • Savings With BIM
  • Sample BIM Projects
  • Interoperability and Principle Industry Transfer Standards

Appendix 1. Agile Project Management

Appendix 2. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Project Management

Appendix 3. Glossary

Appendix 4. Examination Questions 1: Questions

Appendix 5. Bibliography

Appendix 6. Words of Wisdom

Appendix 7. Syllabus Summary Bullet Points

Appendix 8. Sample Examination Questions 2: Bullet Point Answers


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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 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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