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What Every Engineer Should Know About Project Management

2nd Edition

By Arnold M. Ruskin, W. Eugene Estes

CRC Press

296 pages

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Covering the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, this second edition describes requirement specifications, work breakdown structures, project control and risk management, and offers new information on motivation, matrix arrangements, and project records. Discussing the anatomy of a project planning and control and techniques, the authors describe the project manager's entire range of responsibilities from initial planning to directing personnel, controlling work, and reporting results. The appendices cover work breakdown structure paradigms, cost versus time profiles, and checklists to assess work done.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Anatomy of a Project. Roles and Responsibilities of the Project Manager. Planning Techniques. Control Techniques. Risk Management. Coordinating and Directing Techniques: Part I. Coordinating and Directing Techniques: Part II. Project Records and Reports. Negotiating. Epilogue. Appendix A: Work Breakdown Structure Paradigms and Processes. Appendix B: Transforming a Work Breakdown Structure into a Precedence Chart. Appendix C: Cost Versus Time Profiles. Appendix D: Measuring Project Progress: Percent Complete, Earned Value, and the Size of Work Increments. Appendix E: Questions to Assess Work Done. Appendix F: Cultural Aspects of Successful Matrix Organizations. Bibliography.

About the Authors

Ruskin, Arnold M.; Estes, W. Eugene

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)