Total Project Control: A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Projects as Investments, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Total Project Control

A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Projects as Investments, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Stephen A. Devaux

CRC Press

310 pages

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Description

There is often a deep disconnect between the project team's goals and those of the organization. Senior management wants "profitable" projects, but is only able to quantify its wishes in terms of the traditional project management elements: schedule and cost. To operate smoothly, the entire organization must be driven by the single goal of project

Table of Contents

The Nature of a Project. An Overview of TPC Planning. Overview of Planning the Work. Planning the Scope. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure. Scheduling I - The Critical Path Method (CPM). Scheduling II - The Precedence Diagram Method (PDM). Activity-Based Resource Assignments. Resource Scheduling and Leveling. Tracking and Controlling the Project. Conclusion.

About the Author

Bajan-born Steve Devaux is a project management theorist, consultant, and academic. He developed TPC, an ROI-based approach to project planning and analysis, as well as such new techniques as critical path drag and the value breakdown structure (VBS). He founded Analytic Project Management in 1992 and has consulted to industries ranging from software to aerospace. He has an M. Sc. in project management from Northeastern University and has taught graduate courses at Brandeis University, Suffolk University, and University of West Indies at Barbados.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
TEC029000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research