Managing Aviation Projects from Concept to Completion

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Overview

"Triant Flouris is a prominent academic and administrator in aviation management education; Dennis Lock has more than 40 years experience in practicing, lecturing and writing about project management. When these two experts combined their considerabie talents to write their earlier book Aviation Project Management, it was little wonder that distinguished reviewers gave generous praise and acclaimed it as a welcome addition to what, until then, had been a neglected field." "That first title was structured as an essential primer for managers and students. The authors have now written this more in-depth book for managers and students who need to study aviation project management in much greater detail, as well as critically connect project management within an aviation context to prudent business decision-making. Aviation project management is described in considerable detail throughout all stages of a lifecycle that begins when the project is only a vague concept and does not end until the project has been successfully completed, fully documented, and put into operational service." Aviation projects have commonly failed to deliver their expected outcomes on time and have greatly exceeded their intended budgets. Many of those failures would have been prevented if the project managers had adhered to the sound principles of project management, as described and demonstrated throughout this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754676157
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 861,473
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword William DeCota DeCota, William

Foreword Yiannis Paraschis Paraschis, Yiannis

1 The Nature of Projects and their Management 1

2 Factors for Project Success or Failure 13

3 Project Definition 31

4 Strategic Decisions 51

5 Estimating the Project Costs 71

6 Evaluating an Aviation Investment Project and Preparing a Business Case 99

7 Project Authorization 121

8 Organizing the Project 133

9 Some Key Roles and Stakeholders in the Project Organization 151

10 Work Breakdown and Coding 161

11 Relating the Project Dimensions of Work, Organization and Cost 179

12 Introduction to Detailed Project Planning 201

13 An Introduction to Critical Path Network Analysis 211

14 Critical Path Network Analysis in More Practical Detail 235

15 Principles of Resource Scheduling 251

16 More Advanced Aspects of Resource Scheduling 267

17 Planning For Risk and Uncertainty in Aviation Projects 297

18 Contracts and Terms of Payment 325

19 Purchasing - Part 1: Principles and Initial Ordering 335

20 Purchasing - Part 2: The Supply Chain 347

21 Managing Project Start-up 359

22 Managing Progress 375

23 Managing Changes 401

24 Managing Project Costs 423

25 Managing Project Cash Flows 439

26 Reporting Progress and Costs 451

27 Project Closedown 477

Bibliography 491

Index 493

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