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Project Management, Planning and Control. Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards. Edition No. 8

  • Book
  • August 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5308608

Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook.

Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this eighth edition includes new case studies from industries including petrochemical and construction, as well as updates throughout to account for changes and best practice in governance and adjudication. It also now includes expanded coverage of AI, Big Data and sustainability.

Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Control is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM) and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding.

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Table of Contents

1. Project definition 2. Project management 3. Programme and portfolio management 4. Project context (project environment) 5. Business case 6. Investment appraisal 7. Stakeholder management 8. Project-success criteria 9. Organization structures 10. Organization roles 11. Project life cycles 12. Work breakdown structures 13. Estimating 14. Project management plan 15. Risk management 16. Quality management 17. Change management 18. Configuration management 19. Basic network principles 20. Planning blocks and subdivision of blocks 21. Arithmetical analysis and floats 22. The case for manual analysis 23. Lester diagram 24. Graphical and computer analysis 25. Milestones and line of balance 26. Simple examples 27. Progress reporting 28. Project management and network planning 29. Network applications outside the construction industry 30. Resource loading 31. Cash flow forecasting 32. Cost control and EVA 33. Control graphs and reports 34. Procurement 35. Value management 36. Health, safety and environment 37. Information management 38. Communication 39. Team building and motivation 40. Leadership 41. Negotiation 42. Conflict management and dispute resolution 43. Governance of project management 44. Project close-out and handover 45. Project close-out report and review 46. Stages and sequence 47. Worked example 1: Bungalow 48. Worked example 2: Pumping installation 49. Worked example 3: Motor car 50. Worked example 4: Battle tank 51. Primavera P2 52. Building Information Modelling (BIM) 53. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) 54. Sustainability 55. Project assurance

Appendices 1. Agile project management 2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data 3. Case study 1: Cement plant 4. Case study 2: Teesside oil terminal 5. Abbreviations and acronyms 6. Glossary 7. Sample examination; questions 1: Questions 8. Sample examination; questions 2: Bullet point answers 9. Syllabus summary bullet points 10. Words of wisdom 11. Bibliography


Albert Lester EUR. ING. Albert Lester, CEng, FICE, FIMechE, FIStructE, Hon FAPM, United Kingdom. Albert Lester is a Chartered Civil, Mechanical and Structural Engineer with a lifetime of experience in project management for engineering design and construction projects. He has managed large projects for Tarmac, Sim Chem (Simon Engineering), Senior Engineering and Foster Wheeler Power Products and has accredited many project management courses for the Association for Project Management (APM), as well as setting and marking APM exams. He has taught and lectured widely on the topic at a number of universities including University College London (UCL), was a member of BSI and ISO panels developing new project management standards and acted as adjudicator and expert witness in many industrial and construction disputes.