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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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pub: 1994-12-14
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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.

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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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)