Comprehensive Project Management

Comprehensive Project Management : Integrating Optimization Models, Management Principles, and Computers

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The process of managing, allocating and timing resources to achieve a given goal in an efficient and expedient manner has emerged as a separate discipline that is being increasingly embraced by various sectors, ranging from business to engineering. This text demonstrates with numerous examples, how three categories of tools management practices, optimization models and computer applications complement one another to enhance overall project management. The book considers traditional project management, modern applications of operations research methodologies and computer applications as well as supporting topics such as forecasting and inventory management. It also reviews other methodologies, such as regression analysis and decision making methodologies that a project manager may utilize. Chapters are organized hierarchically in order to illustrate the incremental steps in a project management process from setting project goals to terminating the project. The text also features numerous examples and a chapter-length case more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 25th ed.
  • 0130309257
  • 9780130309259

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Using this book managers and engineers in many fields can make the most of up-to-date methods of project management by combining computer analysis and optimization models with advanced management more

Table of contents

I. MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. 1. Principles of Project Management. 2. Project Planning. 3. Project Organization. 4. Project Scheduling. 5. Resource Allocation. 6. Project Control. II. OPTIMIZATION MODELS. 7. Project Modeling and Optimization. 8. Financial and Economic Analyses. 9. Decision Analysis for Project Selection. III. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. 10. Computers and Project Management. 11. Relevant Analytical Techniques. 12. Case Study: Reconstruction Project Management at Tinker Air Force Base. Appendix A: Standard Normal Table. Appendix B: Lindo Model and Output. Appendix C: Practitioners' Toolbox: Conversion Factors. Appendix D: Researcher's Toolbox: Useful Mathematical Expressions. Appendix E: Project Management Software. Bibliography. more