This important book offers a sophisticated, senior-management view of the management of major projects. Presents, for the first time, critical analysis of eight important, large-scale UK and European undertakings, including the cases of Giotto, PAYE, and Heysham II. Focus is on industrial management, with extensive discussion of the management of technology, policy, and multi-organizations. Chapters cover the management of construction, mechanical engineering, information technology, and aerospace projects. Also discussed are aspects concerning government, project personnel, community impact, and the subtle issues of risk and contracting strategy.
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Table of Contents
Part One: MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
The Study of Major Projects.
Part Two: THE CASE STUDIES.
The Channel Tunnel, 1960-1975.
The Advanced Passenger Train.
The Thames Barrier.
Heysham 2 and the AGR Program.
The Fulmar North Sea Oil Field.
The Computerization of PAYE.
Part Three: THE ANATOMY OF MAJOR PROJECTS.
The Question of Success and Failure.
The Dimensions of Project Success.
The Management of Major Projects.
Appendix: Research Methodology.