Project Scheduling and Cost Control Planning, Monitoring and Controlling the Baseline

ISBN-10: 1932159118
ISBN-13: 9781932159110
Edition: 2007
Authors: James C. Taylor
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Introduction
The Nature of Schedule and Cost Control
What Is Schedule and Cost Control?
Why Do We Need Schedule and Cost Control?
The Project Life Cycle
Requirements Review
Schedule and Cost Control Documentation
Identifying and Developing Customer Requirements
Who Defines Requirements?
What Are Requirements and Why Do We Need Them?
Types of Requirements
Writing Requirements
The Statement of Work
Types of Statements of Work
Benefits of a Well-Written Statement of Work
The Statement of Work Format
Identifying Project Requirements
Determining Whether to Pursue a Project
Special Customer Conditions
Capturing All the Project Requirements
Cross-Referencing Requirements Matrix
Work Breakdown Structure and Baseline Development
Benefits and Uses of a Work Breakdown Structure
Assigning Task Responsibility
Project Costing
Work Breakdown Structure Models
Building a Work Breakdown Structure
Where Does the Work Breakdown Structure Originate?
Translating the Work Breakdown Structure into the Plan
The Baseline
Scheduling
Key Steps in Developing Schedules
Input to Activity Definition for Developing Schedules
Network Analysis
Interpreting and Using Network Diagrams
Network Diagram Development
Network Diagram Rules of Thumb
Network Diagram Types
Using Precedence Diagramming for Project Schedule Development
Techniques for Compressing the Schedule and Leveling Resources
Methods for Compressing the Schedule
Leveling Resources
Gantt and Milestone Charts
Cost Categories
Mistakes and Inadequacies of Project-Costing Processes
Cost Estimating Defined
Types of Costs and Cost Categories
Developing a Cost-Estimating Process
Estimating and Budget Determination
Resource Planning Fundamentals
Resource Management Considerations
Duration
Estimating
Types of Estimates
Estimating Recommendations
Estimating Tools and Techniques
Project Reserves
Program Evaluation and Review Technique
Standard Deviation in PERT Estimates
Finalizing the Estimates
Collecting Cost Data with the Integrated Work Breakdown Structure
Planning the Project
Why Plan?
Scope Planning
Schedule Planning
Calculating Productivity and Labor Availability
Gantt Chart
Milestone Charts
Estimating
Cost Estimating
Resource Planning
Risk Planning
Subsidiary Management Plans
The Project Plan
Project Management Planning Software
The Implementation Phase
Implementing the Project
Monitoring the Project
Data Collecting
Data Analysis
Information Reporting
Controlling the Project
Cost Variances
Schedule Variances
Scope Changes
Risk
Monitoring and Control
Understanding Evaluation and Control in Project Management
Controlling Schedule and Cost
What Is Earned Value Management?
Key Earned Value Terminology
Applying Earned Value: An Example
Earned Value Analysis: Formulas and Their Interpretation
Variance Indicators
Performance Indexes
Percent Complete and Percent Spent
Completion Estimates
Data Presentation
Estimating Percent Complete
Analyzing Variance
Status Reporting
Understanding the Project Change Process
What Is a Project Change Process?
Configuration Management
Critical Steps in Creating a Change Management Process
Manage Change
Understanding Project Change Control and Change Control Management
Basis of Control and Management
Why a Change Management Process Is Required
The Change Management Process
Successfully Closing the Project
How to Determine Project Completion
Evaluate the Project Plan to Determine Project Completion
Provide Concrete Measurements for Project Completion
Other Project Completion Activities
Exit Strategy Process
Celebrate Success
Administer Closeout

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