Project Management, 5ed: Planning and Control Techniques

Rory Burke

ISBN: 9788126562909

428 pages

INR 619

Description

The latest edition of Project Management has been significantly revised to include important new developments in the field.

Abbreviations

Foreword

Author's Note

 

Part I Key Principles, Processes and Methodologies  

1 Introduction to Project Management Techniques  

1. What is a Project?  

2. Types of Projects  

3. What is Project Management?

4. Different Types of Management

5. Role of the Project Sponsor

6. Role of the Project Manager

7. Role of the Project Steering Board

8. Project Success

 

2 Project Lifecycle

1. What is a Project Lifecycle?

2. Project Lifecycle (4 Phases)

3. What is a Project Phase?

4. Level of Effort

5. Level of Influence vs. Cost of Changes (Front-End Importance)

6. Product Lifecycle (10 Phases)

7. Project Lifecycle Costing

8. Project Lifecycle Contracts

 

3 Project Management Process

1. Summary of the Management Process

2. What is a Process?

3. Eastonian Process

4. Fayol's Management Process

5. Project Management Process

 

4 Project Methodology

1. What is a Project Methodology Systems Approach?

2. Project Methodology Systems Approach

3. Initiation Process -- Initiate the Phase

4. Planning Process -- Plan the Phase

5. Execution Process -- Execute the Phase

6. Closing Process -- Close the Phase

7. Extent of Corporate and Project Responsibility

 

5 Project Stakeholder Management

1. Who is a Project Stakeholder?

2. Project Stakeholders vs. Project Lifecycle

3. Identify Stakeholders and Interested Parties

 

6 Project Selection

1. Project Selection Models

2. Numeric Models

3. Payback Period

4. Return on Investment (ROI)

5. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

6. Net Present Value (NPV)

7. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

8. Net Present Value (NPV) Using Variable Interest Rates

9. Scoring Models

10. Cost Breakeven Analysis

11. Project Lifecycle Cash Flow

 

Part II Content and Processes

7 Corporate Strategy Phases

1. Corporate Strategy Phases vs. Project Lifecycle

2. Corporate Vision

3. Corporate Values (Governance)

4. Corporate Requirements

5. Business Case

 

8 Project Feasibility Phase

1. Feasibility Phase vs. Project Lifecycle

2. Project Feasibility Study

3. Project Charter

4. Define the Client's Corporate Requirements

5. Internal Project Constraints

6. Internal Operational Constraints

7. External Constraints

 

9 Project Definition Phase

1. Project Definition Phase vs. Project Lifecycle

2. What is a Project Design?

3. Project Design Process

4. Project Design Philosophy

5. Model Testing

6. Prototypes

7. Computer Simulation

8. Operational Configuration

 

10 Project Execution Phase

1. Project Execution Phase vs. Project Lifecycle

2. What is Project Execution?

3. Project Build-Method

4. Project Execution Strategy

 

11 Project Commissioning and Handover Phase

1. Project Commissioning and Handover Phase vs. Project Lifecycle

2. What is Project Commissioning?

3. Receive the Deliverables

4. Verify the Scope of Work

5. Test and Commission the Project

6. Handover Process

7. Terminate the Project

8. Project Closeout

9. Closeout Report Questionnaire

 

12 Operational Phases

1. Operation Phases vs. Project Lifecycle

2. What are the Operational Phases?

3. Operational Start-Up Phase

4. Project Upgrade Phase

5. Project Disposal Phase

 

Part III Content, Tools and Techniques

13 Project Plan

1. Project Plan (Flow Chart)

2. Project Plan (Spiral)

3. Trade-Offs

4. Closing Comments

 

14 Project Scope Management

1. What is Scope Management?

2. Project Scope Management vs. Project Lifecycle

3. Scope Definition

4. Scope Change Control

5. Scope Verification and Validation

 

15 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

1. What is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

2. Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)

3. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

4. Methods of Subdivision

5. Numbering System

6. WBS Templates

7. PBS, WBS, CBS, OBS Interface

8. Spreadsheet Presentation

 

16 Project Time Management

1. Project Management Plan

2. Definition of an Activity

3. WBS -- Activity List

4. Calendar (Work Pattern)

5. Estimating an Activity's Duration

6. Time Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas

 

17 Critical Path Method (CPM)

1. What is the Critical Path Method (CPM)?

2. Network Diagram

3. Activity Logic -- Tabular Reports

4. Critical Path Method Steps

5. Forward Pass

6. Backward Pass

7. Activity Float

 

18 Gantt Charts

1. What is a Gantt Chart?

2. How to Draw a Simple Gantt Chart

3. Tabular Reports

4. Activity Float

5. Select and Sort Functions

6. Hammock Activities

7. Events, Key Dates, Milestones and Deadlines

8. Rolling Horizon Gantt Chart

9. Revised Gantt Chart

 

19 Project Procurement Management

1. What is Project Procurement Planning?

2. Project Procurement Process

3. Just-In-Time

4. Procurement Schedule

5. Procurement Expediting

 

20 Project Resource Management

1. How to Draw the Resource Histogram

2. Resource Loading

3. Resource Smoothing

4. Time-Limited Resource Scheduling

5. Resource-Limited Resource Scheduling

6. How to Increase the Project's Resources

7. How to Reduce the Project's Resources

 

21 Project Cost Management

1. What is Project Cost Management?

2. Estimating Continuum

3. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Estimating

4. Estimating Costs

5. Establishing Budgets

6. Budget Format

7. Cost Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas

 

22 Project Cash Flow

1. What is a Project Cash Flow Statement?

2. Project Cash Flow Example 1

3. Cash Flow Timing

4. Project Cash Flow Example 2

5. Project Cash Flow Example 3

6. Invoicing

7. Cost-to-Complete

8. How to Draw an Expense ‘S' Curve (PV, Planned Value)

9. Project Cash Flow Response

10. Performance Bonds and Retention

11. Benefits of Using Project Cash Flow

 

23 Project Control

1. Project Control Cycle

2. Monitor Progress (Data Capture)

3. Problem Solving

4. Decision-Making

5. How to Apply Project Control

6. Acceleration

7. Crashing Steps

8. Time--Cost Trade-Off Theory

9. Acceleration (Crash) Cost Priority Table

 

24 Earned Value

1. The Need for Earned Value

2. Earned Value

3. Earned Value Table

4. Project Control

5. Client's View of Earned Value

6. Earned Value Reporting

 

25 Project Quality Management

1. What is Project Quality Management?

2. Quality Planning

3. Quality Assurance Plan

4. Quality Control Plan

5. Continuous Improvement

6. Quality Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas

 

26 Project Risk Management

1. What is Risk Management?

2. Risk Management vs. Project Lifecycle

3. Risk Identification

4. Risk Quantification

5. Risk Response

6. Contracting

7. Response to an Opportunity

8. Risk Control

 

27 Project Communication Management

1. What is Project Communication?

2. Communication Plan

3. Project Meetings

4. Project Reporting

5. Document Control

6. Communication Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas

 

28 Project Leadership

1. What is Project Leadership?

2. Situational Leadership

3. Leadership Traits

4. Leadership Power (Responsibility -- Authority Gap)

5. Action Centred Leadership

6. Decision-Making Continuum

7. Herzberg's Motivation and Hygiene Factors

8. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

9. Conflict

10. Delegation

 

29 Project Teams

1. What is a Project Team?

2. Team Charter

3. Team Development Phases

4. Team Building Techniques

5. Levels of Team Building

6. Why Companies Use Project Teams

7. Benefits of Using Project Teams

 

30 Project Organization Structure

1. What is a Project Organization Structure?

2. Functional Organization Structures

3. Matrix Organization Structure

4. Pure Project Organization Structure

 

Glossary

Index