Computer-Aided Project Management

Computer-Aided Project Management

by George Suhanic
     
 

Ideal for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in management, project, systems, and construction engineering, Computer-Aided Project Management builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today's software, developing a postmodern project management systems paradigm for the twenty-first century. Adopting a unique systems

Overview

Ideal for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in management, project, systems, and construction engineering, Computer-Aided Project Management builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today's software, developing a postmodern project management systems paradigm for the twenty-first century. Adopting a unique systems perspective that emphasizes project coding—an essential skill in project database management—this book shows what fundamental project management principles are, what they do, and how they work in the software environment. Addressing all phases of a project, it illustrates and expands theories through the use of realistic case studies—which are based on actual project experience—and extensive exercises running on PCs. An important feature of systems project management, the use of "scope" and "quality," is also discussed.

An in-depth, application-based introduction to effective systems and methods for project planning and control, Computer-Aided Project Management provides students, instructors, and professionals with the essential knowledge to manage successfully and to create, use, and communicate PC-, Server-, Web-, and Internet-based project management information. It covers essential concepts and skills including:

· the use of structures such as PDS (Project Definition Structure), WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure), and Masterformat

· project coding for areas, functions, elements, phases, stages, packages, purchase orders, contracts, and human resources

· planning and scheduling by CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)

· communicating with Gantt and bar charts and graphics such as S curves

· relating estimating and cost control from order-of-magnitude numbers to appropriation grade budgets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115918
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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