Project Management Processes, Methodologies, and Economics

ISBN-10: 0130413313

ISBN-13: 9780130413314

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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For senior undergraduate courses and first year graduate courses in Project Management found in engineering and business departments. Centering on theory and practice, this text presents tools and techniques most suited for modern project management. The authors show the relationship between project planning and implementation, from budgeting to scheduling and control. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering or business, this text is also a thorough reference for practitioners, managers, engineers and technology experts.
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Book details

List price: $203.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Nomenclature
Preface
About the Authors
Introduction
Nature of Project Management
Relationship Between Projects and Other Production Systems
Characteristics of Projects
Project Manager
Components, Concepts, and Terminology
Movement to Project-Based Work
Life Cycle of a Project: Strategic and Tactical Issues
Factors that Affect the Success of a Project
About the Book: Purpose and Structure
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Engineering Versus Management
References
Process Approach to Project Management
Introduction
Project Management Processes
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resource Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
The Learning Organization and Continuous Improvement
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Engineering Economic Analysis
Introduction
Compound Interest Formulas
Comparison of Alternatives
Equivalent Worth Methods
Sensitivity and Breakeven Analysis
Effect of Tax and Depreciation on Investment Decisions
Utility Theory
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Life-Cycle Costing
Need for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
Uncertainties in Life-Cycle Cost Models
Classification of Cost Components
Developing the LCC Model
Using the Life-Cycle Cost Model
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Project Screening and Selection
Components of the Evaluation Process
Dynamics of Project Selection
Checklists and Scoring Models
Benefit-Cost Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Issues Related to Risk
Decision Trees
Real Options
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References
Bayes' Theorem for Discrete Outcomes
Multiple Criteria Methods for Evaluation
Introduction
Framework for Evaluation and Selection
Multiattribute Utility Theory
Analytic Hierarchy Process
Group Decision Making
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Comparison of Multiattribute Utility Theory with the Analytic Hierarchy Process: Case Study
References
Scope and Organizational Structure of a Project
Introduction
Organizational Structures
Organizational Breakdown Structure of Projects
Project Scope
Combining the Organizational and Work Breakdown Structures
Management of Human Resources
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Management of Product, Process, and Support Design
Design of Products, Services, and Systems
Role of the Project Manager
Importance of Time and the Use of Teams
Supporting Tools
Quality Management
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Project Scheduling
Introduction
Estimating the Duration of Project Activities
Effect of Learning
Precedence Relations Among Activities
Gantt Chart
Activity-on-Arrow Network Approach for Critical Path Method Analysis
Activity-on-Node Network Approach for Critical Path Method Analysis
Precedence Diagramming with Lead-Lag Relationships
Linear Programming Approach for Critical Path Method Analysis
Aggregating Activities in the Network
Dealing with Uncertainty
Critique of PERT and CPM Assumptions
Critical Chain Process
Scheduling Conflicts
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Least-Squares Regression Analysis
Learning Curve Tables
Normal Distribution Function
Resource Management
Effect of Resources on Project Planning
Classification of Resources Used in Projects
Resource Leveling Subject to Project Due-Date Constraints
Resource Allocation Subject to Resource Availability Constraints
Priority Rules for Resource Allocation
Critical Chain: Project Management by Constraints
Mathematical Models for Resource Allocation
Projects Performed in Parallel
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Estimating Peak Resource Requirements
Project Budget
Introduction
Project Budget and Organizational Goals
Preparing the Budget
Techniques for Managing the Budget
Presenting the Budget
Project Execution: Consuming the Budget
Important Points in the Budgeting Process
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Project Control
Introduction
Common Forms of Project Control
Integrating the OBS and WBS with Cost and Schedule Control
Reporting Progress
Updating Cost and Schedule Estimates
Technological Control: Quality and Configuration
Line of Balance
Overhead Control
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Example of a Work Breakdown Structure
Department of Energy Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria
Research and Development Projects
Introduction
Risk Factors
Managing Technology
Strategic R&D Planning
Parallel Funding: Dealing with Uncertainty
Managing the R&D Portfolio
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Portfolio Management Case Study
Computer Support for Project Management
Introduction
Use of Computers in Project Management
Criteria for Software Selection
Software Selection Process
Software Implementation
Project Management Software Vendors
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
PMI Software Evaluation Checklist
Project Termination
Introduction
When to Terminate a Project
Planning for Project Termination
Implementing Project Termination
Final Report
Team Project
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Bibliography
Index
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