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1st Edition

Construction Program Management

ISBN 9781466575042
Published July 22, 2013 by Auerbach Publications
199 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Although construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, it lags behind other industries in its implementation of modern management techniques such as those contained in the Standard for Program Management (the Standard) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Construction Program Management details the successful use of the PMI® approach for the construction of capital programs. It demonstrates, through case studies, how implementation of PMI’s set of tools and techniques can improve the chances of program success.

Exploring tactical and strategic management methods, the book outlines a structured, process-based approach to construction program management that leverages structure to bring order to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming challenge. The opening chapter focuses on basic definitions of project management and program management—highlighting their similarities and differences. A summary review of the Standard describes how these management concepts can be applied to capital construction programs.

  • Explains how to apply the principles of PMI®’s Standard for Program Management to construction programs
  • Describes the difference between leadership (strategic) and management (tactical) skills
  • Compares and contrasts the program management principles included in the PMI® Body of Knowledge with those of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA®)

Through the use of case studies this book provides students, practitioners, and stakeholders with a guided tour through each phase of the program management life cycle. Using language that is easy to understand, the book shows that with the right team, the right leader, and the proper implementation of the steps outlined, all programs can obtain true success.

Table of Contents

Process-Based Management Approach
Project Management
Program Management
Introduction to the Standard for Program Management by PMI
     The Three Themes of Program Management
     Program Management Life Cycle
Case Study of an Effective Process-Based Management Approach
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

Program Management Process Groups
Process Groups as CM Processes
     Initiation Process
     Planning Process
     Execution Process
     Closure Process
Construction Program Management Life Cycle
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

Initiation Process
Management versus Leadership
Defining the Ultimate Purpose
Determining Justification and Feasibility
Program Charter
Identifying Risk
Case Study of an Effective CM Initiation Process
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

Planning Process
Program Management Plan
     Creating the Master Schedule
     Creating the Master Budget
     Developing the Quality Management Plan
     Developing the Risk Management Plan
     Developing the Safety Plan
     Developing the Change Management Plan
     Developing the Communications Management Plan
     Establishing Rules of Engagement
          Roles and Responsibilities of the Program Team
          Planning and Scheduling Requirements
          Critical Intermediate Construction Milestones
          Critical Contract Milestones
          Safety Policies and Procedures
          Alternative Dispute Resolution
     Developing the Transition Plan
     Case Study of an Effective Planning Process
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

Execution Process
Construction Execution Phases
          Constructability Analysis
          Value Engineering
          Scope Reduction
          Partnering and Project Labor Agreements
          Monitoring and Controlling Schedule, Cost, and Quality
Case Study of an Effective Monitoring and Control Process
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

The Closure Process
Acceptance of the Results
     Managing Contract Closeout
     Transitioning to Operations
     Reporting Lessons-Learned
Chapter Summary and Key Ideas
     Chapter Summary
     Key Ideas

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Joseph Delaney is president and general manager of the construction management services group at Delaney CMS in Union Springs, New York. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., C&S’s program and construction management company, where he started the agency construction management business, and in his 12-year career there, developed it into the fastest-growing and most profitable of the firms’ business units. At C&S, Joe was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. In his 25 years as a construction professional, Joe has served in many roles including those of project engineer, design coordinator, superintendent, construction manager, program manager, general manager, and president. Joe is a licensed professional engineer, holds the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional. Joe is the only person in the world with all of these credentials.

In addition, he is an expert critical path method scheduler and has presented both nationally and internationally on construction program management. Joe received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and has provided leadership training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Joe was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a woman-owned business enterprise) vision for equality and empowerment.