Book of the Month Award---Industrial Engineering Magazine
Whatever your business, getting the work done on time can make or break your organization. The faster the world moves, the more this becomes important. The expanding utility and relevance of project management has lead to its emergence as a separate body of knowledge embraced by various disciplines ranging from engineering and business to social services.
Detailing the value of project management when applied to industrial enterprises, Industrial Project Management: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques presents an integrated approach to the subject, focusing specifically on industrial applications. The book covers the concepts, tools, and techniques, both the emerging and the tried-and-true, of project management. The elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) provide a unifying platform for the topics discussed. The authors also include a project-oriented chapter on Lean Six Sigma as well as appendices on project terms, definitions, and acronyms.
In today’s highly competitive global market, the race to get ahead is even more intense. An excellent platform for integrating management techniques and business processes, when done correctly project management can help you synthesize management methods such as statistics, operations research, Six Sigma, computer simulation, and so on. A practical guide, Industrial Project Management delineates the tools and techniques necessary for using project management in an industrial setting to mitigate the adverse effects of time, cost, and performance constraints typical for any project.
Table of Contents
Characteristics of Industrial Projects. Principles of Project Management. Time and Schedule Management. Project Duration Diagnostics. Schedule Compression Techniques. Resource Analysis and Management. Techniques for Project Forecasting. Six Sigma and Lean Project Management. Project Risk Analysis. Project Economic Analysis. Industrial Project Management Case Studies. Appendices.
Adedeji Badiru: I thank the many friends and colleagues who continue to support and encourage me in my cycles of writing projects. I thank my wife, Iswat, for continuing to tolerate my love affairs with new writing projects. I thank Christine Tidwell, Jeanette Myers, and Louise Sexton for their administrative and technical word processing support for the manuscript preparation. Christine diligently prepared the several fi gures and charts contained in the book. I thank Em Chitty Turner for bringing her usual technical editing skills to bear on this project. I also thank the production staff of CRC Press of Taylor and Francis for the excellent job of sorting through the editorial maze of the raw manuscript. We thank F. B. Odunayo, Managing Director of Honeywell Flour Mills, Lagos, Nigeria, a foremost international industrialist, whose initial insightful comments and inquiry mind led to the idea of writing this book. Abi Badiru: I extend my thanks to my extended circle of friends from different parts of the world. I extend appreciation to my present and former colleagues from Kraft Foods and ConAgra Foods. Ade Badiru: Many thanks and love to my wife, Deanna Badiru, whose continual love and support inspire me in all my professional endeavors.