This title was first published in 2000: The author's masterly exposition of the principles and practice of project management has been pre-eminent in its field for four decades. It was among the very few early books to treat project management holistically, rather than as a collection of separate techniques. It thus explains the entire project management process in great detail, demonstrating techniques ranging from the simplest of charts to sophisticated computer applications. Everything is reinforced throughout with case examples and diagrams. The text has been completely restructured and largely rewritten for this ninth edition, so that the sequence now follows even more closely the life-cycle of a typical project from its earliest definition to final close-out. Case examples and diagrams have all been reviewed, updated, augmented or replaced.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The nature and organization of project management 1. The nature and purpose of project management 2. Project management organization Part 2: The financial and commercial framework 3. Defining the project 4. Cost estimates, Part 1: Definitions and principles 5. Cost estimates, Part 2: Estimating in practice 6. Commercial management Part 3: Planning and scheduling 7. An introduction to planning and scheduling 8. Network analysis: Logic diagrams and the critical path 9. Network analysis in practice 10. Scheduling resources, Part 1: Principles 11. Scheduling resources, Part 2: In practice Part 4: Computer applications 12. Project management computer systems, Part 1: Preparation 13. Project management computer systems, Part 2: Typical applications 14. Project management computer systems, Part 3: Specialized applications Part 5: Purchasing and materials management 15. Scheduling parts for manufacturing projects 16. Purchasing, Part 1: Principles and intial ordering 17. Purchasing, Part 2: Post-order activities and wider aspects of materials control 18. Purchasing, Part 3: Procedures for capital projects Part 6: Managing work and costs 19. Managing project start-up 20. Managing progress 21. Managing Costs 22. Earned-value analysis 23. Managing project changes 24. Managing project risk 25. Managing project closure