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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

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Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook.

With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information.

Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Control is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding. It is also updated to match the latest BS 6079 standard for project management in construction.



  • Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’.
  • Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control-critical elements in the management of engineering projects.
  • Includes project management questions and answers, compiled by a former APM exam assessor, to help you test your knowledge and prepare for professional examinations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Foreword to the First Edition
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Chapter 1. Project Definition
    1. Abstract
    2. Project Definition
    3. Time-Bound Project
    4. Cost-Bound Project
    5. Performance (Quality)-Bound Project
    6. Safety-Bound Project
  9. Chapter 2. Project Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Project Manager
  10. Chapter 3. Programme and Portfolio Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Portfolio Management
  11. Chapter 4. Project Context (Project Environment)
    1. Abstract
    2. Political
    3. Economic
    4. Social (or Sociological)
    5. Technical
    6. Legal
    7. Environmental
  12. Chapter 5. Business Case
    1. Abstract
    2. The Project Sponsor
    3. Requirements Management
  13. Chapter 6. Investment Appraisal
    1. Abstract
    2. Project Viability
  14. Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Direct Stakeholders
    3. Indirect Stakeholders
  15. Chapter 8. Project Success Criteria
    1. Abstract
    2. Key Performance Indicators
  16. Chapter 9. Organization Structures
    1. Abstract
    2. Functional Organization
    3. Matrix Organization
    4. Project Organization (Taskforce)
  17. Chapter 10. Organization Roles
    1. Abstract
  18. Chapter 11. Project Life Cycles
    1. Abstract
  19. Chapter 12. Work Breakdown Structures
    1. Abstract
    2. Responsibility Matrix
  20. Chapter 13. Estimating
    1. Abstract
    2. Subjective
    3. Parametric
    4. Comparative (By Analogy)
    5. Analytical
  21. Chapter 14. Project Management Plan
    1. Abstract
    2. Methods and Procedures
  22. Chapter 15. Risk Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Stage 1: Risk Awareness
    3. Stage 2: Risk Identification
    4. Stage 3: Risk Assessment
    5. Stage 4: Risk Evaluation
    6. Stage 5: Risk Management
    7. Monitoring
    8. Example of Effective Risk Management
    9. Positive Risk or Opportunity
  23. Chapter 16. Quality Management
    1. Abstract
    2. History
    3. Quality Management Definitions
    4. Explanation of the Definitions
  24. Chapter 17. Change Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Document Control
    3. Issue Management
  25. Chapter 18. Configuration Management
    1. Abstract
  26. Chapter 19. Basic Network Principles
    1. Abstract
    2. Network Analysis
    3. The Network
    4. Durations
    5. Numbering
    6. Hammocks
    7. Precedence or Activity on Node (AoN) Diagrams
    8. Bar (Gantt) Charts
    9. Time Scale Networks and Linked Bar Charts
  27. Chapter 20. Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks
    1. Abstract
    2. Pharmaceutical Factory
    3. New Housing Estate
    4. Portland Cement Factory
    5. Oil Terminal
    6. Multi-Storey Block of Offices
    7. Colliery Surface Reconstruction
    8. Bitumen Refinery
    9. Typical Manufacturing Unit
    10. Subdivision of Blocks
  28. Chapter 21. Arithmetical Analysis and Floats
    1. Abstract
    2. Arithmetical Analysis
    3. Critical Path
    4. Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
  29. Chapter 22. The Case for Manual Analysis
    1. Abstract
    2. The Planner
    3. The Role of the Computer
    4. Preparation of the Network
    5. Typical Site Problems
    6. The NEDO (National Economic Development Office) Report
  30. Chapter 23. Lester Diagram
    1. Abstract
    2. Summary
  31. Chapter 24. Graphical and Computer Analysis
    1. Abstract
    2. Graphical Analysis
    3. Computer Analysis
    4. History
  32. Chapter 25. Milestones and Line of Balance
    1. Abstract
    2. Milestones
    3. Line of Balance
  33. Chapter 26. Simple Examples
    1. Abstract
    2. Example 1
    3. Example 2
    4. Example 3
    5. Summary of Operation
    6. Example 4 (Using Manual Techniques)
  34. Chapter 27. Progress Reporting
    1. Abstract
    2. Feedback
  35. Chapter 28. Project Management and Network Planning
    1. Abstract
    2. Responsibilities of the Project Managers
    3. Information from Network
    4. Site-Preparation Contract
    5. Confidence in Plan
    6. Network and Method Statements
    7. Integrated Systems
    8. Networks and Claims
  36. Chapter 29. Network Applications Outside the Construction Industry
    1. Abstract
    2. Bringing a New Product onto the Market
    3. Moving a Factory
    4. Centrifugal Pump Manufacture
    5. Planning a Mail Order Campaign
    6. Manufacture of a Package Boiler
    7. Manufacture of a Cast Machined Part
  37. Chapter 30. Resource Loading
    1. Abstract
    2. The Alternative Approach
  38. Chapter 31. Cash Flow Forecasting
    1. Abstract
    2. Example of Cash Flow Forecasting
  39. Chapter 32. Cost Control and EVA
    1. Abstract
    2. SMAC – Manhour Control
    3. Summary of Advantages
    4. EVA for Civil Engineering Projects
  40. Chapter 33. Control Graphs and Reports
    1. Abstract
    2. Overall Project Completion
    3. Earned Schedule
    4. Integrated Computer Systems
  41. Chapter 34. Procurement
    1. Abstract
    2. Procurement Strategy
    3. Pre-Tender Survey
    4. Bidder Selection
    5. Request for Quotation (RfQ)
    6. Tender Evaluation
    7. Purchase Order
    8. Expediting, Monitoring, and Inspection
    9. Shipping and Storage
    10. Erection and Installation
    11. Commissioning and Handover
    12. Types of Contracts
    13. Good letter
    14. Bad letter
    15. Sub-Contracts
    16. Sub-Contract Documents
    17. Insurance
    18. Discounts
    19. Counter-Trade
    20. Incoterms
  42. Chapter 35. Value Management
    1. Abstract
  43. Chapter 36. Health and Safety and Environment
    1. Abstract
    2. CDM Regulations
    3. Health and Safety Plan
    4. Health and Safety File
    5. Warning Signs
  44. Chapter 37. Information Management
    1. Abstract
    2. Objectives and Purpose
  45. Chapter 38. Communication
    1. Abstract
    2. Cultural Differences, Language Differences, Pronunciation, Translation, and Technical Jargon
    3. Geographical Separation, Location Equipment, or Transmission Failure
    4. Misunderstanding, Attitude, Perception, Selective Listening, Assumptions, Hidden Agendas
    5. Poor Leadership, Unclear Instructions, Unclear Objectives, Unnecessarily Long Messages, Withholding of Information
  46. Chapter 39. Team Building and Motivation
    1. Abstract
    2. Team Development
    3. The Belbin Team Types
    4. Motivation
    5. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    6. Herzberg’s Motivational Hygiene Theory
  47. Chapter 40. Leadership
    1. Abstract
    2. Situational Leadership
    3. Professionalism and Ethics
  48. Chapter 41. Negotiation
    1. Abstract
    2. Phase 1: Preparation
    3. Phase 2: Planning
    4. Phase 3: Introductions
    5. Phase 4: Opening Proposal
    6. Phase 5: Bargaining
    7. Phase 6: Agreement
    8. Phase 7: Finalizing
  49. Chapter 42. Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
    1. Abstract
    2. Conciliation
    3. Mediation
    4. Adjudication
    5. Arbitration
    6. Litigation
  50. Chapter 43. Governance
    1. Abstract
    2. Governance of Project Management (GoPM)
  51. Chapter 44. Project Close-Out and Handover
    1. Abstract
    2. Close-Out
    3. Handover
  52. Chapter 45. Project Close-Out Report and Review
    1. Abstract
    2. Close-Out Report
    3. Close-Out Review
  53. Chapter 46. Stages and Sequence
    1. Summary of Project Stages and Sequence
    2. Project Stage Control Techniques
  54. Chapter 47. Worked Example 1: Bungalow
    1. Design and Construction Philosophy
  55. Chapter 48. Worked Example 2: Pumping Installation
    1. Design and Construction Philosophy
    2. Cash Flow
  56. Chapter 49. Worked Example 3: Motor Car
    1. Summary
  57. Chapter 50. Worked Example 4: Battle Tank
    1. Business Case for Battle Tank Top Secret
  58. Chapter 51. Primavera P6
    1. Abstract
    2. Evolution of Project Management Software
    3. Oracle Primavera P6
  59. Chapter 52. BIM
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. History of BIM
    4. What Is BIM?
    5. UK Government Recommendations
    6. How BIM Is Applied in Practice
    7. Linking Systems through Open .NET Interfaces
    8. Tekla BIMsight
    9. Savings with BIM
    10. Sample BIM Project – Alta Bates Summit Medical Centre - by DPR Construction Inc.
    11. Sample BIM Project – The National Museum of Qatar (Arup)
    12. Interoperability and Principle Industry Transfer Standards
  60. Appendix 1. Agile Project Management
    1. The Paradox
    2. Definitions of Success Are Part of the Problem
    3. What Is Agile?
    4. Lean
    5. Two Levels of Planning
    6. Terminology
    7. How Does a Generic Agile Development and Project Run?
    8. Stand-up Meeting
    9. Estimation
    10. Technical Debt
    11. Defining the Architecture of the System
    12. Earned Value
    13. Summary
    14. Bibliography
  61. Appendix 2. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Project Management
    1. Acronyms Used in Project Management
  62. Appendix 3. Glossary
  63. Appendix 4. Examination Questions 1: Questions
  64. Appendix 5. Bibliography
  65. Appendix 6. Words of Wisdom
  66. Index
  67. Appendix 7. Sample examination questions
    1. 1: Questions