9780133572940

A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control Methods and Models for Managing the Project Lifecycle

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    9780133572940

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    0133572943

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/9/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press
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Summary

Master all the modern project scheduling and cost control techniques you need, in one focused tutorial! Randal Wilson's Project Schedule & Cost Control  isn't your typical project management guide: it's 100% focused on the specific principles, techniques, and best-practice methodologies of scheduling and cost control.

 

Wilson illuminates key issues through the extensive use of graphs, charts, case studies, and worked examples; and calls your attention to crucial issues that "generic" PM books ignore. Coverage includes: 

  • Project structures, including differences between projects and programs, and how those differences affect costing and scheduling
  • Initiation: how projects start, how to develop project charters and stakeholder registers, and how to manage stakeholders
  • Planning, in depth: what costs must be addressed, and what schedule constraints must be considered
  • Project schedule analysis: activity definition, WBS, and work packages;  activity sequencing and diagramming; proven methodologies for estimating resources and activity durations; and schedule development
  • Project cost analysis: gathering and estimating all project costs, including labor, materials, vendor bids, subcontractors, contracts, equipment, facilities, and direct/indirect costs.
  • Budgeting via top-down, bottom-up, and activity-based methods
  • Project monitoring and control: earned value, tracking Gantt, S-Curves, performance reviews, milestone analysis, change control systems, estimate at completion, forecasting, and much more

For both project management newcomers and working project managers who need to sharpen their skills

Author Biography

RANDAL WILSON, MBA, PMP (Elk Grove, CA) serves as Adjunct Professor of Operations Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, Devry University. He is currently Operations Manager at Parker Hose and Fittings, and was previously Senior New Product Introduction Engineer at REMEC. He is author of The Operations Manager’s Toolbox: Using the Best Project Management Techniques to Improve Processes and Maximize Efficiency.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Project Planning

1. Basic Project Structure

2. Initiating Phase

3. Planning Phase

Part 2: Project Schedule Analysis

4. Activity Definition

5. Activity Sequencing

6. Resource Estimating

7. Activity Duration Estimating

8. Schedule Development

Part 3: Project Cost Analysis

9. Cost Estimating

10. Budgeting

Part 4: Project Monitoring and Control

11. Schedule and Cost Monitoring

12. Schedule and Cost Control

The only focused tutorial covering all aspects of modern project scheduling and cost control: indispensable for every project manager and student in the field.

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