Basic Principles Of Project Management

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Basic Principles Of Project Management

Project management is a composite activity with multiple dimensions. Depending on the type and class of project, this management activity can be very complex. To begin with, we should be clear on what we mean by project management - not in terms of the traditional definitions but in terms of the scope of this management activity.

In a nutshell, project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or add value.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the pre-defined constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

PMP Exam Notes

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 PMP Exam Notes

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location. The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.* Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.) The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

Building Contract Claims

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Building Contract Claims

Contents:
  • Time
  • Liquidated damages
  • Basis for common law claims
  • Direct loss and/or expense
  • Potential heads of claim
  • Causation
  • The global approach
  • Substantiation of claims
  • Extension of time under JCT standard form contracts
  • Liquidated damages under JCT standard form contracts
  • Loss and/or expense under JCT standard form contracts
  • Variations
  • Claims under GC/Works/1 (1998)
  • Claims under ACA 3
  • Claims under NEC
  • Sub-contract claims

MANAGING PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

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MANAGING PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

Contents:
  • Stakeholder Management Overview
  • Project Team Members
  • Executive Stakeholders
  • Other Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Managing Stakeholders in a Virtual World
  • Managing Difficult Stakeholders
  • Leadership
  • General Stakeholder Management Skills
  • Negotiation

What is project management?

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What is project management?

Everywhere you look, projects are underway. Whether you’re recruiting a new member of staff or constructing the world’s tallest building, every project needs a manager to ensure its success; someone with their eye on every detail, at every stage, from inception to completion. Put simply, project management is about getting things done. It’s about knowing exactly what you want to achieve, how you’re going to achieve it, and how long it will take. It’s about ensuring that everyone involved shares and understands those aims, before the first steps are taken, and that they continue to as the end of the project – whatever it is - draws closer. Because successful projects don’t just happen. They’re not just a long list of jobs to be done, they are a masterpiece of planning, management, organisation and communication; a carefully choreographed sequence of events, where progress is smooth and steady, one step leads seamlessly to the next, and every possible hitch has been considered and countered.

A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management Sixth Edition

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A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management Sixth Edition

Contents:
  • Construction Practices
  • Systematic Project Management
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Planning
  • Project Scheduling Concepts
  • Production Planning
  • Managing Time
  • Resource Management
  • Project Scheduling Applications
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Cost System
  • Project Financial Management

Construction Management

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Construction Management

This is the essence of what I hope readers will take away from this book. Take the
knowledge and experience we have written here not simply as a checklist of issues
and loose ends to be aware of, but as examples. Approach this book not as teachings
on how subcontract scopes of work are written, but as teachings in why subcontract
scopes are written the way they are. By applying the varied teachings of this book to
the unique challenges of your projects, the knowledge and experience you gain will
be exponential.


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