Planning is an important management function and its effective execution is crucial to ensure the success of any project. This second edition of Thomas Uher’s and Adam Zantis' textbook maintains its focus on operational rather than strategic aspects of programming and scheduling of projects, providing the reader with the practical planning skills needed to be successful.
Unlike most other textbooks that largely focus on the critical path method, Programming and Scheduling Techniques includes a comprehensive review of a range of practices used around the world. Topics covered in this thoroughly revised edition include:
By covering a broad range of scheduling techniques this book is suitable for those planning projects in any industry, particularly in interdisciplinary or international contexts.
Learning activities, step-by-step guides, and a downloadable answers booklet make sure no reader is left behind. Written for students studying undergraduate and postgraduate architecture, building, construction/project management, quantity surveying, property development and civil engineering programs.
1.The Concept of Planning 2. Bar Charts 3. The Critical Path Method 4. Resource Management 5. Overlapping Network Models 6. Project Control 7. Critical Path Scheduling by Computer 8. Critical Chain Scheduling 9. Multiple Activity Charts 10. Line of Balance Technique 11. Work Study 12. Risk and Scheduling 13. The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)