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Planning, Performing, and Controlling Projects

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ISBN-10: 0130416703

ISBN-13: 9780130416704

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Robert B. Angus, Norman A. Gundersen, Thomas P. Cullinane

List price: $137.80
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For undergraduate courses in Manufacturing Processes and Project Management, and other related courses. This text introduces the theory and practice involved in the design and management of technically oriented projects. It guides students through a four-phase systematic approach to project evolutionConcept, Study, Design, and Implementationand a real-world case study that emphasizes practical aspects of the project phases. An exploration of systematic managementdocumentation, documentation and interaction, and modeling, complete this treatment and provide the balance needed for successful complex project completion.
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Book details

List price: $137.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 303
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The Systematic Approach
The Purpose and Goals of This Book
Projects, Programs, and People
Planning for Performance
Steps in a Project
Concurrent Engineering
Applying the Systematic Approach
Phases of Project
The Conception Phase
Conception Phase Purpose and Goal
Conception Phase Activities
Organize a Team and Formulate a Concept
Select the Project
Initiate Conception Phase Documents
Expand Team and Identify Supporting Organizations
Complete the Planning of the Next Phases of Work
Convert Document Drafts into Final Documents
Conception Phase Documents
Defining Phase Completion
The Study Phase
Study Phase Purpose and Goal
Study Phase Activities
Organize the Study Phase Work
Establish Ground Rules for the Study and Design Phases
Study Solutions to Be Considered for Design
Gather and Evaluate Information
Select and Plan One Solution
Document the Selected Solution
Verify and Obtain Funding
Study Phase Documents
Defining Phase Completion
The Design Phase
Design Phase Purpose and Goal
Design Phase Activities
Organize the Design Phase Work
Select the Solution Details to Be Implemented
Document the Design Solution
Prepare for the Implementation Phase Work
Obtain Implementation Phase Funding
Design Phase Documents
Defining Phase Completion
The Implementation Phase
Implementation Phase Purpose and Goal
Implementation Phase Activities
Obtain Implementation Phase Funds
Review Design Phase Documents
Allocate Tasks to the Implementation Phase Team
Prepare to Produce the Designed Article
Produce and Evaluate Product
Revise, Review, and Deliver Final Documentation
Operate and Maintain Customer-Contracted Items
Review the Results of the Implementation Phase
Pursue New Projects
Implementation Phase Documents
Defining Phase Completion
Accomplishments of the Systematic Approach
Project Management
Management Functions
Management Organizations
Management Styles
Project Staffing
Project Reporting
Gathering and Organizing Data
Project and Program Control
The Project Plan
The Work Breakdown Structure
Establishing Responsibility for Tasks
The Project Schedule
Refining and Adjusting the Schedule
Costs and Budgets
Monitoring and Controlling a Project
Specifications and Reports
Preparing Specifications
Contracts and Change Notices
Trip and Meeting Reports
Periodic Project Reports
Government Reports
Modeling and System Design
The Need for Models
Human Factors Considerations
To Model or Not to Model
Modeling Applications
Block Diagrams
Expanding the Modeling
Model Interconnecting and Testing
Modeling Throughout the Project Phases
Value Analysis and Engineering
The Value Analysis Process
The Information Phase
Speculation or Search Phase
Evaluation and Analysis Phase
Implementation Phase
Objectives, Task Descriptions, and Active Verbs
Writing Objectives for Tasks
Writing Task Descriptions
A List of Active Verbs
Specification for the Town of Bedford, Massachusetts: "An Activity Center"
General Specifications
General Requirements
Intent of Contract Documents
Project Meetings
Workers' Compensation and Insurance
Project Closeout
General Site Work
Site Utilities
Concrete Formwork
Cast-in-Place Concrete
Subsurface Drainage System
Framing and Carpentry
Window and Door Schedule
Exterior Trim and Siding
Plumbing and Heating
Walls, Floors, and Ceilings
Landscaping, Driveway, Ramp, and Walks
Bedford Activity Center Contract
Bedford Activity Center Contract Change Notice (CCN)
Records and Their Interactions
Types of Computer Records
Record Interrelations
Document Design
Corporate Database Requirements
System-Level Specifications
Student Activity Center As-Built Plans
Topographical Plan of Property
Site Plan
Foundation Plan
Basement Plan
First Floor Plan
Attic Crawl-Space Plan
Cross Section (End View)
Long Section (Side View)
End Elevations
Long Elevations
Door and Window Schedule
Glossary of Terms