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Project Management Achieving Project Bottom-Line Succe$$

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ISBN-10: 0071412816

ISBN-13: 9780071412810

Edition: 2003

Authors: William Pinkerton

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In Project Management: Achieving the Bottom Line Succe$$ author William J. Pinkerton explains the strategic thinking, planning, development, and testing processes that must take place to ensure a project's success--and necessity--before it's even approved. Successfully utilized in workshops throughout the USA, Canada, and Southeast Asia, this resource reveals how to: * Determine if projects are needed and how to make sure they succeed * Develop and execute projects that reflect corporate goals and objectives * Plan projects with an eye towards tangible bottom-line benefits and eliminate impulse thinking * Includes more than 125 tips for testing and recording project start-ups
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ventures, Projects, and the Bottom Line
Ventures
The Concept
The Development
The Asset in Use
The Divestment
Projects
The Global View
The Project Bottom-Line Success! Philosophy
The Project Elements
The Bottom Line--Financially Speaking
The Financial Impact of Project Decisions
Project Origination--Defining the Need
Project Origins--Determining Need
Strategic Plan Linkage
Short-Term Goals
Living in the Future
Exit-Shear Installation: "Pay Me Now--or Pay Me Later"
Justifying Project Need
Defining the Project--Project Risk Factors
Scope Definition and Development
Identify Scope Early, and in Detail!
Clarify Objectives; Avoid Ambiguity!
Defining the Degree of Scope Development
Prioritize!
Risk Alleviation
New Coating Line--"One-Stop Shop"
Basic Questions
Defining Venture and Corporate Risk
To Do, or Not to Do--That Is the Question!
A Case in Point
Is the Market Assessment Valid? Is the Timing Right?
What Is the Impact If We Don't Do It Now? If We Do It Now? If We Have Overruns?
What Is the Impact If Schedule and Budget Are Overrun?
Is There Some Other Way?
Finding Alternatives: An Example
Which Option to Choose?
Preproject Planning
The Organized Approach
Appointment of a Preproject Planning Team Leader
Identification of the Need; Economic Feasibility
The Planning Plan
Gather Information; Obtain Pro-Forma Authorization to Proceed
Analyzing Available Technology
Granular Coal Handling System--Unchained Melody
Develop and Compare Alternatives
Defining the Preliminary Scope
Analyze, Prioritize Project Risks
Select a Proposed Change or Approach; Make Final (Primary) Vendor Selections
Refine the Scope!
Budget Development
Alleviating Risk
Defining the Schedule
Defining the Project Approach
Establishing Project Controls
Project Funding Approval
Organizing the Team
Project Team Organization
Intracompany Team Selection
Establishing the Team
Major Supplier Selection
Scope Refinement
Project Partnering
Selection of Vendors
Project Execution--Design and Procurement
In General
The Design Element
Input from a Multidimensional Team
Selection Considerations
Incentives and Labor Relations
Initiation of Training Program Development
Procurement on a Quality Basis
Primary and Secondary Contractors
Planning for Procurement
The Case of the Troublesome Roll Grinders
Off-Site Integrated Tests and Inspections
Start-up Plan Revision and Refinement
Project Execution--Construction and Installation
Responsibility
Key Considerations
Modernization of the Continuous Annealing Line
On-Site (Preoperational) Testing
In General
Testing and Start-up Manual (Table of Contents)
Development of Preoperational Testing Procedures
Testing Definitions
Cooling the Achilles' Cone
Commissioning!
Key Considerations for Commissioning
Development of a Commissioning Plan
Start-up of Ancillary and Support Systems
Commissioning: The Introduction of Feedstock
Turnover of Documentation
Gauging the Success of the Start-up
PLTCM and CA Line--"Where Did We Go So Wrong?"
Project-Related Training
Key Considerations in the Development of Effective Training
The Training-Needs Assessment
Development of the Training Program
Training Objectives
Organize and Schedule the Training Program
Implement and Coordinate the Training Program
Evaluate and Adjust as Required
Operator Training: Are They Ready?
Provide for Ongoing Training
Solution to Blast Furnace Training Problem
The Smaller Projects
Justification
Scope Definition
In-Depth Preproject Planning
On the Links: Birdie or Bogey?
Risk Assessment and Alleviation
The Autoweld System--Upgrade or Masquerade?
Design and Procurement
Construction/Installation
Key Considerations for Construction/Installation on the Small Project
Development of a Construction Plan
In Summary
The Environmental Project
It's a "Different" Project
The Forces at Work
The Origin of the Project
Interim Work
Putting It All Together
The Re-Engineering Project
A Time of Change
Treat It as a Project!
Identify the Goals
The Mission Statement
Reapplying Material to Maximize Profits--or Emotionally Yours
Project Organization
What It Finally Takes
Before the Concrete Sets
Observations
Project Closeout; Make-Good Analysis
In General
Make-Good Analysis--Closing the PBLS Loop
Summary
Measuring Project Success
Traditional Criteria for Measuring Project Success
Project and Venture Success
Judging Project Success by PBLS Principles
A PBLS Guarantee
Definitions
Forms
Procedures
Index