Project Planning and Control Fourth Edition

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Project Planning and Control Fourth Edition

Contents:
  • Project definition
  • Business case 
  • Organization structures 
  • Project life cycles 
  • Work breakdown structures (WBS) 
  • Estimating 
  • Project management plan
  • Risk management 
  • Quality management 
  • Change and configuration management 
  • Basic network principles
  • Precedence or activity on node (AoN) diagrams 
  • Lester diagram 
  • Float 
  • Arithmetical analysis 
  • Graphical analysis, milestones and LoB 
  • Computer analysis 
  • Simple examples 
  • Progress reporting 
  • The case for manual analysis 
  • Subdivision of blocks
  • Project management and planning
  • Network applications outside the construction industry 
  • Networks and claims 
  • Resource loading 
  • Cash flow forecasting 
  • Cost control and EVA
  • Worked examples 
  • Example of integration of tools and techniques 
  • Hornet Windmill 
  • MS Project 
  • Project close-out 
  • Stages and sequence
  • Abbreviations and acronyms used in project management 
  • Glossary 
  • Bibliography 

This procedure turns network analysis on its head and does not give a
project team the ability to discuss and refine the interrelationships to give the
optimum results in terms of time and cost. The very act of communally
drafting and developing the network generates not only an understanding and
appreciation of the problems, but also enables the overall time to be reduced
to an acceptable level by maximizing parallel working without necessarily
increasing resources and costs.

 It is for this reason that I have retained the
chapter setting out the case for manual analysis. Even in this age of the
universal use of the PC for just about every management and operational
function of an organization, the thinking process, i.e. the basic planning and
sequencing of a project cannot be left to a machine

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