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Goal Directed Project Management Effective Techniques and Strategies

ISBN-10: 0749453346

ISBN-13: 9780749453343

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Erling S. Andersen, Kristoffer V. Grude, Tor Haug

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List price: $25.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 6/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Outline
About PSO projects
Goal Directed Project Management
Project characteristics
A unique task
Attainment of a specific result
Requires a variety of resources
Time constraints
Project management
Pitfalls in project management
Cracks in the foundation
Pitfalls in planning
Pitfalls in organizing
Pitfalls in controlling
Pitfalls in execution of project work
Avoiding pitfalls
Foundation of the project
Purpose and goals of the projects
Mission breakdown structure
Stakeholders and stakeholder analysis
Project mandate
Division of responsibility between base and project: the principle responsibility chart
Small example: Project 'Excellent physical work environment'
Global planning - milestone planning
Principles of projects planning
Segmentation of project
Practical milestone planning
Global organizing - milestone responsibility chart
Principles of project organization
Responsibility charts
Milestone responsibility chart - responsibilities for achieving milestones
Time scheduling and resource estimation at global level
Uncertainties of the project
Detail planning and detail organization
Principles of project activity planning
Activity planning
Project control
What is control?
Principles of project control
Controlling activities
Controlling milestones
Financial control of projects
Cost-benefit analysis
Cost-benefit and financial control
Project budget
Financial reporting and control
Quality in project work
Significance of project quality
Procedures to increase quality
Quality of planning documents
Project culture
A Good project culture
Top management
Line management
Project owner
Steering committee
Project manager
Elected representatives
A projectivity programme
Goal Directed Project Management - example and summary
Forms
IT support
Example project 'New possibilities in new premises'
Is the 'requirement specification' fulfilled?
Final comments
Sources
References
Index