Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management
Author: Ursula Kuehn PMP, EVP
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1567263143
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management Book Excerpt:

The Practical, Precise, and Proven Approach to Integrated Cost and Schedule Control! This trusted project management resource, now in its second edition, includes expanded coverage of how integrated cost and schedule control works within the federal government. With the renewed emphasis on transparency in government, the processes detailed in this book are particularly relevant. Building on the solid foundation of the first edition, this updated second edition includes new material on: • Project planning in the federal government • Integrated baseline reviews • Federal requirements for an ANSI/EIA-748 compliant earned value management system • Federal requirements for performance reports Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management, Second Edition, continues to offer a practical approach that is accessible to project managers at all levels. The step-by-step presentation, numerous case studies, and instructive examples give practitioners relevant material they can put to use immediately.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Author: Saleh A. Mubarak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN: 1119499828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Book Excerpt:

Ensure successful construction projects through effective project scheduling and control The success of a construction project is dependent on a schedule that is well-defined yet flexible to allow for inevitable delays or changes. Without an effective schedule, projects often run over budget and deadlines are missed which can jeopardize the success of the project. The updated Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide that examines the analytical methods used to devise an efficient and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This Fourth Edition describes the tools and methods that make projects run smoothly, with invaluable information from a noted career construction professional. Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition offers construction professionals a redefined Critical Path Method (CPM) and updated information on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it impacts project control. This Fourth Edition includes worked problems and scheduling software exercises that help students and practicing professionals apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. This updated edition of Construction Project Scheduling and Control: • Includes a revised chapter on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and an all-new chapter on project scheduling and control as viewed through the owner's perspective • Provides numerous worked problems and construction scheduling exercises • Includes an expanded glossary and list of acronyms • Offers updated instructor materials including PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual Written for undergraduate and graduate students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture, as well as practicing construction management professionals, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is updated to reflect the latest practices in the field.

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control for Construction Projects

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control for Construction Projects
Author: Frederick W. Mueller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461597501
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control for Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

Management and administrative processes within the construction industry have been undergoing major changes in the last several decades. These changes have involved significant adjustments in management science and manage ment techniques, brought about by the need for contemporary valid informa tion with which to manage the construction process. In short, management in the construction industry is changing significantly; change will continue at an accelerated pace at least through the next decade. The responses required of construction industry management are now resulting in a movement away from an entrepreneurial management style to professional management tech niques and procedures. THE COMPELLING ECONOMIC ISSUES The issues forcing these changes are economic. The rising costs of construction and of money are forcing the buyers of construction services to be more demanding. Their demands are for more construction economies, more pro duction, and more productivity than at any time in the past. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the Business Roundtable on construction and in the response of the construction industry to it.· To be successfully responsive, management in the construction industry will be required to use the best project management methods available for cost control, schedule control, and for financial and accounting controls. But responsive professional management can survive and will flourish within this more demanding eco nomic environment.

Issues in NASA Program and Project Management

Issues in NASA Program and Project Management
Author: Edward Jay Hoffman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 59
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Project and Cost Engineers Handbook Third Edition

Project and Cost Engineers  Handbook  Third Edition
Author: Kenneth King Humphreys,Lloyd M. English
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1992-11-19
ISBN: 9780824787462
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project and Cost Engineers Handbook Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Designed as a day-to-day resource for practitioners, and a self-study guide for the AACE International Cost Engineers' certification examination. This third edition has been revised and expanded, and topics covered include project evaluation, project management, and planning and scheduling.

Project Management for Facility Constructions

Project Management for Facility Constructions
Author: Alberto De Marco
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN: 3642170927
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Facility Constructions Book Excerpt:

This book describes concepts, methods and practical techniques for managing projects to develop constructed facilities in the fields of oil & gas, power, infrastructure, architecture and the commercial building industries. It is addressed to a broad range of professionals willing to improve their management skills and designed to help newcomers to the engineering and construction industry understand how to apply project management to field practice. Also, it makes project management disciplines accessible to experts in technical areas of engineering and construction. In education, this text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes in architecture, engineering and construction management, as well as for specialist and professional courses in project management.

Project and Cost Engineers Handbook

Project and Cost Engineers  Handbook
Author: Kenneth K. Humphreys
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2004-11-30
ISBN: 0849390389
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project and Cost Engineers Handbook Book Excerpt:

Making the specifics of a complex concern accessible and its handling quite manageable, this fourth edition of the Project and Cost Engineers' Handbook examines the variables associated with international projects and project risk analysis. It provides instruction on contingency planning, delves into ethical considerations, considers the imp

Total Project Control

Total Project Control
Author: Stephen A. Devaux
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN: 1498706789
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Total Project Control Book Excerpt:

There is often a deep disconnect between the project team’s goals and those of the organization. Senior management wants "profitable" projects, but is only able to quantify its wishes in terms of the traditional project management elements: schedule and cost. To operate smoothly, the entire organization must be driven by the single goal of project profitability. Total Project Control presents valuable enhancements to the traditional project management approach, introducing new metrics and techniques for assessing the performance and profitability of projects. Demonstrating how to maximize the business value of a project, this book discusses new profitability-based data metrics, such as expected monetary value (EMV), expected project profit (EPP), Devaux's Index of Project Performance (DIPP), critical path drag, drag cost, and the cost of leveling with unresolved bottlenecks (CLUB). The impact of implementing these metrics can be far reaching. Not only will good management decisions, at both the project and executive levels, be supported by quantitative data, but bad decisions will become harder to justify. This book shows how to compute and use the new metrics to rightsize staffing levels for projects, programs, and organizations. It also explains what every project manager needs to know about earned value tracking: its uses, abuses, value, distortions, and potential fixes. The book then extends these metrics into techniques for indexing, tracking, progressing, and improving the business value of projects. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Includes new diagrams and new ways of computing critical path drag in complex networks Introduces DIPP Performance Index tracking Offers new exercises in how to compute critical path drag and drag cost and use them to maximize project value Focuses on topics senior management needs to be assured the project team is using to maximize project profitability

Project Control

Project Control
Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN: 111842106X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Control Book Excerpt:

The key to successful project control is the fusing of cost to schedule whereby the management of one helps to manage the other. Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction explores the reasons behind and the methodologies for proper planning, monitoring, and controlling both project costs and schedule. Filling a current void the topic of project control applied to the construction industry, it is essential reading for students and professionals alike.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Author: Eduardo Toledo Santos,Sergio Scheer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1338
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN: 3030512959
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of information technology in civil and building engineering, presented at the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), São Paulo, Brazil, August 18-20, 2020. It covers highly diverse topics such as BIM, construction information modeling, knowledge management, GIS, GPS, laser scanning, sensors, monitoring, VR/AR, computer-aided construction, product and process modeling, big data and IoT, cooperative design, mobile computing, simulation, structural health monitoring, computer-aided structural control and analysis, ICT in geotechnical engineering, computational mechanics, asset management, maintenance, urban planning, facility management, and smart cities. Written by leading researchers and engineers, and selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, the contributions highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Project Management Handbook of Checklists

Project Management Handbook of Checklists
Author: Mark J. Hiltz
Publsiher: Markcheck Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 0969720211
Category: Industrial project management Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Project Planning Scheduling and Control in Construction

Project Planning  Scheduling  and Control in Construction
Author: Calin M. Popescu,Chotchai Charoenngam
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 573
Release: 1995-03-20
ISBN: 9780471028581
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Planning Scheduling and Control in Construction Book Excerpt:

Critical Path Method (CPM) and Performance Evaluation and ReviewTechnique (PERT) are widely recognized as the most effectivemethods of keeping large, complex construction projects onschedule, under budget, and up to professional standards. But thesemethods remain underused because they are poorly understood and,due to a host of unfamiliar terms and applications, may seem morecomplicated than they really are. This encyclopedia brings together, in one comprehensive volume, allterms, definitions, and applications related to the time and costmanagement of construction projects. While many of these termsrefer to ancient and venerable building practices, others haveevolved quite recently and refer specifically to modernconstruction and management techniques. Sources include hundreds ofprofessional books, trade journals, and research publications, aswell as planning and scheduling software vendor literature. The detailed glossary of all applicable terms includes across-referenced listing of examples that describe real-worldapplications for each term supplied. An extensive bibliographycovers all applicable books, articles, and periodicals available onproject planning, scheduling, and control using CPM and relatedsubjects. This book is an important quick reference and desktop informationresource for construction planners, schedulers, and controllers, aswell as civil engineers and project managers. It is also theultimate research tool for educators, students, or anyone who seeksto improve their understanding of the management of modernconstruction projects.

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1997 Department of Transportation related agency

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1997  Department of Transportation  related agency
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Construction Cost Engineering Handbook

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook
Author: Anghel Patrascu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1988-03-30
ISBN: 9780824778279
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

Covering the life of a construction project from inception to completion, this useful reference explains basic and advanced aspects of engineering economics, cost estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, planning, and scheduling. It serves both as a comprehensive introduction to cost engineering and as a practical, on-the-job guide for any construction project where the object is economy. Construction Cost Engineering Handbook describes the responsibilities of each member of the construction team and defines their relationship to project control ... analyzes project economics before, during, and after a project's finish ... examines various types and methods of estimating ... distinguishes between cost reporting and cost forecasting, with valuable cost and scheduling integration examples ... considers planning and scheduling procedures such as the bar chart and sophisticated contemporary techniques ... highlights ways of avoiding common mistakes through data development ... and furnishes computer samples for estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and scheduling. Illustrated with more than 180 excellent diagrams and drawings, and featuring convenient appendixes on foreign and remote projects, code of accounts and work breakdown structure, and typical project activities, Construction Cost Engineering Handbook is an indispensable reference for civil, cost, project, plant, design, construction, and industrial engineers and managers as well as architects, building contractors, and financial controllers involved with construction projects. Book jacket.

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Prof. Frank Harris,Prof. Ronald McCaffer,Andrew Baldwin,Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1119488346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Management Book Excerpt:

While the construction process still requires traditional skills, the dynamic nature of construction demands of its managers improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. This well established, core undergraduate textbook reflects current best practice in the management of construction projects, with particular emphasis given to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. The overall themes for the Eighth Edition Modern Construction Management are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety and employment issues. Modern contractual systems driving effective procurement Building Information Modelling directed towards the improvement of collaboration in construction management systems

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management
Author: Raydugin, Yuri
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 152251791X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management Book Excerpt:

The proper understanding and managing of project risks and uncertainties is crucial to any organization. It is of paramount importance at all phases of project development and execution to avoid poor project results from meager economics, overspending, reputation and environmental damage, and even loss of life. The Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives of managing risks associated with the execution and development of projects. Highlighting innovative coverage written by top industry specialists, such as complexity theory, psychological bias and risk management fallacies, probabilistic risk analysis, and various aspects of project decision making, this book is ideally designed for project and risk managers, project engineers, cost estimators, schedulers, safety and environmental protection specialists, corporate planners, financial and insurance specialists, corporate decision makers, as well as academics and lecturers working in the area of project management and students pursing PMP, PMI-RMP, ISO 31000, etc. certification.

Introduction to Construction Project Engineering

Introduction to Construction Project Engineering
Author: Giovanni C. Migliaccio,Len Holm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 1351735225
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Construction Project Engineering Book Excerpt:

This new textbook fills an important gap in the existing literature, in that it prepares construction engineering and built environment students for their first experience of the jobsite. This innovative book integrates conceptual and hands-on knowledge of project engineering to introduce students to the construction process and familiarize them with the procedures and activities they need to operate as project engineers during their summer internships and immediately after graduation. The textbook is structured into four sections: Section A: Introductory Concepts Section B: Field Engineering Section C: Office Engineering Section D: Advanced Project Engineering The emphasis on field tasks and case studies, questions, and exercises taken from across civil works and commercial building sectors makes this the ideal textbook for introductory to intermediate courses in Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management degree programs.

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management
Author: Lingguang Song
Publsiher: Project Management Institute
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1628251336
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earned Value Management Book Excerpt:

Funded by a research grant from Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI’s College of Performance Management (CPM), this study’s aim is to help project managers better comprehend and gauge the current level of EVM practice and its user base. A key element of the research is a survey of more than 600 project management practitioners, providing a cross-sectional view of the most current EVM practices. To provide practical and meaningful comparison of EVM practice, respondents are classified by industry sector, motivation for EVM usage, organization role, and geographic location.

Integrated IT Project Management

Integrated IT Project Management
Author: Kenneth R. Bainey
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781580538299
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated IT Project Management Book Excerpt:

Annotation "Integrated IT Project Management: A Model-Centric Approach utilizes practical applications of real-world policies, roles and responsibilities, templates, process flows, and checklists for each of these three component processes. It shows how such processes ensure optimum utilization of people, process, and technology resources during the management and delivery of IT projects. The book provides insight into the key components of the Rational Unified Process from IBM Rational Corporation and the Project Management Body of knowledge PMBOK from the Project Management Institute (PMI) illustrating how they work together and align based on industry processing standards."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

STEP Project Management

STEP Project Management
Author: Adedeji B. Badiru
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN: 9781420072365
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

STEP Project Management Book Excerpt:

While the project management body of knowledge is embraced by disciplines ranging from manufacturing and business to social services and healthcare, the application of efficient project management is of particularly high value in science, technology, and engineering undertakings. STEP Project Management: Guide for Science, Technology, and Engineering Projects presents an integrated, step-by-step approach to managing projects in these complex areas, using the time-tested concepts, tools, and techniques of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). STEP is an acronym for Science, Technology, and Engineering Projects, and also serves as a mnemonic reference to the step-by-step approach of the book. This volume takes an approach that combines managerial, organizational, and quantitative techniques into a logical sequence of project implementation steps. The book begins by exploring the special methodology imperative for managing these types of sophisticated projects. It then delineates the major steps involved in project integration. The author discusses the management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. Then, using a compelling case study that profiles the errors leading to the 1986 Challenger disaster, the book examines how flaws in decision-making, failure to consider all factors, lack of communication, and inappropriate priorities can lead to catastrophe. In today’s fast-changing IT-based, competitive global market, success can be even more elusive and hard won. Effective project management in all facets of operations can give an enterprise the advantage it seeks. In this book, the author’s direct writing style, designed to appeal to busy professionals, conveys the complex concepts of high-stakes project management in a simple, efficient manner. He provides a general framework that shows what needs to be done to manage complex projects, using steps that are flexible, expandable, and modifiable.