Project Management Techniques: College Edition

Project Management Techniques: College Edition

by Rory Burke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987668301
Publisher: Burke Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: PROJECT MANAGEMENT Series , #2
Edition description: College Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rory Burke founded Burke Publishing in 1988 when he wrote his first book on Project Management. Rory has an MSc in Project Management (Henley) and degrees in Naval Architecture (Solent University) and Computer Aided Engineering (Coventry). He has worked internationally on capital projects. Rory is an author, consultant and visiting lecturer to universities internationally.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Author's Note

Chapter 1 Introduction to Project Management Techniques 16

1 What is a Project? 18

2 Types of Projects 20

3 What is Project Management? 24

4 Different Types of Management 26

5 Role of the Project Sponsor 28

6 Role of the Project Manager 30

7 Role of the Project Steering Board 32

8 Project Success 34

Chapter 2 Project Lifecycle 36

1 What is a Project Lifecycle? 37

2 Project Lifecycle (4 phases) 38

3 What is a Project Phase? 40

4 Level of Effort 41

5 Level of Influence vs. Cost of Changes 42

6 Product Lifecycle (10 phases) 44

7 Project Lifecycle Costing 46

8 Project Lifecycle Contracts 49

Chapter 3 Project Management Process 50

1 Summary of the Management Process 51

2 What is a Process? 52

3 Eastonian Process 53

4 Fayol's Management Process 54

5 Project Management Process 56

Chapter 4 Project Methodology 58

1 What is a Project Methodology Systems Approach? 59

2 Project Methodology Systems Approach 60

3 Initiation Process - Initiate the Phase 62

4 Planning Process - Plan the Phase 63

5 Execution Process - Execute the Phase 64

6 Closing Process - Close the Phase 65

7 Extent of Corporate and Project Responsibility 66

Chapter 5 Project Stakeholder Management 68

1 Who is a Project Stakeholder? 69

2 Project Stakeholders vs. Project Lifecycle 70

3 Identify Stakeholders and Interested Parties 72

Chapter 6 Corporate Strategy Phases 78

1 Corporate Strategy Phases vs. Project Lifecycle 79

2 Corporate Vision 80

3 Corporate Values (Governance) 82

4 Corporate Requirements 84

5 Business Case 86

Chapter 7 Project Feasibility Phase 88

1 Feasibility Phase vs. Project Lifecycle 89

2 Project Feasibility Study 89

3 Project Charter 90

4 Define the Client's Corporate Requirements 94

5 Internal Project Constraints 96

6 Internal Operational Constraints 98

7 External Constraints 100

Chapter 8 Project Definition Phase 102

1 Project Definition Phase vs. Project Lifecycle 103

2 What is a Project Design? 103

3 Project Design Process 104

4 Project Design Philosophy 105

5 Model Testing 107

6 Prototypes 108

7 Computer Simulation 108

8 Operational Configuration 109

Chapter 9 Project Execution Phase 110

1 Project Execution Phase vs. Project Lifecycle 111

2 What is Project Execution? 111

3 Project Build-Method 112

4 Project Execution Strategy 116

Chapter 10 Project Commissioning and Handover Phase 120

1 Project Commissioning and Handover Phase vs. Project Lifecycle 121

2 What is Project Commissioning? 121

3 Receive the Deliverables 122

4 Verify the Scope of Work 123

5 Test and Commission the Project 124

6 Handover Process 126

7 Terminate the Project 127

8 Project Closeout 128

9 Closeout Report Questionnaire 129

Chapter 11 Operational Phases 132

1 Operation Phases vs. Project Lifecycle 133

2 What are the Operational Phases? 133

3 Operational Start-Up Phase 134

4 Project Upgrade Phase 135

5 Project Disposal Phase 137

Chapter 12 Project Plan 140

1 Project Plan (Flow Chart) 141

2 Project Plan (Spiral) 142

3 Trade-Offs 146

Chapter 13 Project Scope Management 150

1 What is Scope Management? 151

2 Scope Management vs. Project Lifecycle 152

3 Scope Definition 154

4 Scope Change Control 156

5 Scope Verification and Validation 160

Chapter 14 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 162

1 What is the WBS? 163

2 Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) 164

3 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 166

4 Methods of Subdivision 168

5 Numbering System 170

6 WBS Templates 171

7 PBS, WBS, CBS, OBS Interface 172

8 Spreadsheet Presentation 173

Chapter 15 Project Time Management 174

1 Project Management Plan 175

2 Definition of an Activity 176

3 WBS - Activity List 178

4 Calendar (Work Pattern) 179

5 Estimating an Activity's Duration 180

6 Time Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas 182

Chapter 16 Critical Path Method (CPM) 184

1 What is CPM? 185

2 Network Diagram 186

3 Activity Logic - Tabular Reports 188

4 Critical Path Method Steps 189

5 Forward Pass 190

6 Backward Pass 193

7 Activity Float 195

Chapter 17 Gantt Charts 198

1 What is a Gantt Chart? 199

2 How to Draw a Simple Gantt Chart 199

3 Tabular Reports 200

4 Activity Float 201

5 Select and Sort Functions 202

6 Hammock Activities 204

7 Events, Key Dates Milestones and Deadlines 205

8 Rolling Horizon Gantt Chart 206

9 Revised Gantt Chart 207

Chapter 18 Project Procurement Management 210

1 What is Project Procurement Planning? 211

2 Project Procurement Process 212

3 Just-In-Time 217

4 Procurement Schedule 218

5 Procurement Expediting 220

Chapter 19 Project Resource Management 222

1 How to Draw the Resource Histogram 223

2 Resource Loading 225

3 Resource Smoothing 226

4 Time-Limited Resource Scheduling 228

5 Resource-Limited Resource Scheduling 229

6 How to Increase the Project's Resources 230

7 How to Reduce the Project's Resources 231

Chapter 20 Project Cost Management 232

1 What is Project Cost Management? 233

2 Estimating Continuum 234

3 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Estimating 235

4 Estimating Costs 236

5 Labour Costs 238

6 Procurement Costs 240

7 Unit Rates 241

8 Establishing Budgets 242

9 Budget Format 243

10 Cost Trade-Off with other Knowledge Areas 244

Chapter 21 Project Cash Flow 246

1 Project Cash Flow Example 1 (Incurred Costs) 248

2 Cash Flow Timing 250

3 Project Cost Flow Example 2 252

4 Cash Flow Example 3 254

5 Invoicing 256

6 Cost-To-Complete 257

7 How to Draw an Expense 'S' Curve (PV planned value) 258

8 Project Cash Flow Response 259

9 Performance Bonds and Retention 259

10 Benefits of Using Project Cash Flow 260

Chapter 22 Project Control 262

1 Project Control Cycle 263

2 Monitor Progress (Data Capture) 266

3 Problem Solving 270

4 Decision-Making 272

5 How to Apply Project Control 274

Chapter 23 Earned Value 276

1 The Need for Earned Value 277

2 Earned Value 279

3 Earned Value Table 291

4 Project Control 292

5 Client's View of Earned Value 293

6 Earned Value Reporting 293

Chapter 24 Project Quality Management 294

1 What is Project Quality Management? 295

2 Quality Planning 296

3 Quality Assurance Plan 297

4 Quality Control Plan 299

5 Continuous Improvement 302

6 Quality Trade-off with the other Knowledge Areas 304

Chapter 25 Project Risk Management 306

1 What is Risk Management? 307

2 Risk Management vs. Project Lifecycle 308

3 Risk Identification 311

4 Risk Quantification 314

5 Risk Response 315

6 Contracting 316

7 Response to an Opportunity 318

8 Risk Control 318

Chapter 26 Project Communication Management 320

1 What is Project Communication? 321

2 Communication Plan 322

3 Project Meetings 324

4 Project Reporting 327

5 Document Control 329

6 Communication Trade-off with the other Knowledge Areas 330

Chapter 27 Project Leadership 332

1 What is Project Leadership? 333

2 Situational Leadership 334

3 Leadership Traits 336

4 Leadership Power (Responsibility - Authority Gap) 337

5 Action Centred Leadership 338

6 Decision-Making Continuum 340

7 Herzberg's Motivation and Hygiene Factors 342

8 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 344

9 Conflict 345

10 Delegation 346

Chapter 28 Project Teams 348

1 What is a Project Team? 349

2 Team Charter 350

3 Team Development Phases 352

4 Team Building Techniques 354

5 Levels of Team Building 355

6 Why Companies Use Project Teams 356

7 Benefits of Using Project Teams 356

Chapter 29 Project Organization Structure 358

1 What is a Project Organization Structure? 359

2 Functional Organization Structures 361

3 Matrix Organization Structure 363

4 Pure Project Organization Structure 365

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