Computer-aided Project Management

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Computer-Aided Project Management is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate, graduate students and practitioners to the field of project or construction management. The text assumes some familiarity with the language of accounting, financing, procurement, scheduling and construction. Computer literacy, is prerequesite. The text will teach how to define a project in a language the customer can understand, and that the project team can use to deliver the project to the customer. The book covers all phases of the project and reinforces concepts through the us of case studies. The text builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today's software. It shows what project management principles are, what they do and how they work in the software environment. An important feature of systems project management in this book is the inclusion of "scope" and "quality" in project management demonstrates them with case exercises using the computer as a tool. The case range from smaller to grander, more complicated projects. The text is ideal for use in upper division undergraduat and graduate level courses in civil, mechanical, and construction engineering.
Although it is based on construction projects, the fundamentals of project management are applicable in many business sectors, public works, product launches, and software development. It is suitable for all kinds of projects owners and professional managers as the template for their own user's guide and performance criteria to pull together in-house functional and corporate departments, also to instruct computer analysis analysts and programmers in the development and implementation of computer systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 195.58 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 1,043.26g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures
  • 0195115910
  • 9780195115918

Table of contents

Abbreviations, Acronyms, & Definitions; Preface; Acknowlegments; Project Management As Paradigm; PART ONE -- INTRODUCTION; 1.1 What is A Project; 1.2 Projects as Horror Stories; 1.3 Project Management as Horror Stories; 1.4 The Systems of Project Management; 1.5 Computer Aided Project Management; 1.6 Computer Tools and Projects; 1.7 Summary; References; PART TWO -- SYSTEMS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT; 2. The Project Definition Structure; 2.0 Introduction; 2.1 What Is Project Defintion; 2.2 Management's View of Project Definitions for Scheduling Construction; 2.3 The Place of Project Definition; 2.4 The Theory of Project Definition; 2.5 Airport Project Defintion Structure Example; 2.6 Research Center Project Definition Structure Example; 2.7 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 3. The Work Breakdown Structure; 3.1 The Purpose of the Work Breakdown; 3.2 The Evolution of Work Breakdown Structures; 3.3 Earlier Work Breakdown Structures; 3.4 The Performance Measurement Strucutres; 3.5 The Less Traveled Project Cost Code Road; 3.6 Characteristics of Work Breakdown Structures; 3.7 Examples of Work Breakdown Structures; 3.8 Examples of Activities From Work Breakdown Structures; 3.9 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 4. The Project Functional Organization; 4.1 The Origins of Project Management; 4.2 Systems of Project Management and the Matrix Organization; 4.3 Construction Project Functional Organzations; 4.4 Not a Project Management Organization; 4.5 Project Functional Organization as Cost Code; 4.6 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 5. The Project Budget & Cost Control system; 5.1 The Problem Wotj Construction Project Cost; 5.2 Not All Estimates Are Equal; 5.3 The Hierarchy of Project Estimates; 5.4 Project Defintion to Cost Estimate Researcj Center Example; 5.5 Functional Cost/Construction Cost/Corporate Cost; 5.6 From Approved Budge; 5.7 From Cost Control to Expenditure Control Reporting; 5.8 The Database Drives Project Cost and Expenditure Control; 5.9 Rationalizing Project Cost Control with PDS/WBS/OBS; 5.10 Construction Project Cost Data Bases and Standards; 5.11 S Curves, Earned Value and Performance Measurement; 5.12 Summary; Questions & Exercises on Cost Control; References; 6. The Project Planning & Schedule Control System; 6.1 Introduction to CPM & PERT; 6.2 Rules and Terminology for CPM/PERT Networks; 6.3 Scheduling by CPM in Construction; 6.4 CPM vs. PERT Networks for Scheduling Construction; 6.5 The Politics of CPM & PERT Scheduling in Construction; 6.6 State of the Art of CPM Network Scheduling; 6.7 The Age of Computer Aided CPM/PERT Scheduling; 6.8 CPM/PERT Scheduling Networks Based on the SPM Rule; 6.9 Network Example Airport Project Passenger Terminal; 6.10 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; PART THREE -- CASE HISTORIES AND EXERCISES; 7. Corporate Engineering Department Case History; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The Foundation of the Project Control System; 7.3 Introductory and Input Sessions; 7.4 Summary of Input; 7.5 System Development Graphics; 7.6 Development Tasks; 7.7 Project Control System Schedule of Tasks; 7.8 Engineering Cost Control System; 7.9 Project Expenditure and Cost Control System; 7.10 System Based Cost Estimating; 7.11 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 8. Rapid Transit Expansion Program (RTEP) Case Exercise; 8.1 Introduction to the RTEP Exercise; 8.2 Project Defintion; 8.3 Work Breakdown; 8.4 Functional Organization; 8.5 Code Category Development; 8.6 Cost Control; 8.7 Schedule Control; 8.8 Cost and Schedule Integration; 8.9 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 9. Research Center Case History; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Stage 1 Concept Design & Cost Estimates; 9.3 Stage 2 Capital/Lease Appropriation Request (C/LAR); 9.4 Stage 3 Design, Drawings, Specifications & Contract Docs; 9.5 Stage 4 Capital/Lease Appropriation Request (C/LAR); 9.6 Stage 5 Procurement; 9.7 Stage 6 Construction; 9.8 Stage 7 Installation; 9.9 Stage 8 Commissioning and Startup; 9.10 Stage 9 Operation; 9.11 Summary; Question & Exercises; 10. High Speed Rail (HSR) Project Case Exercise; 10.1 Introductin Case; 10.2 HSR Project Defintion; 10.3 HSR Project Work Breakdown; 10.4 HSR Functional Project Organzation; 10.5 HSR Project Cost Control; 10.6 Computer Aided Systems; 10.7 Cost Estimating and Cost Control; 10.8 Scheduling ant to Project Cost Control Reporting; 10.9 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 11. International Airport Project Case Exercise; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 International Airport Project Defintion; 11.3 Intreantional Airport Work Breakdown; 11.4 International Airport Organization; 11.5 International Airport Project Cost; 11.6 International Airport Project Schedule; 11.7 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 12. Research Center CPM Schedule Exercise; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Using the WBS to Creat CPM Activities; 12.3 The CPM Network Schedule; 12.4 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 13. Construction Cost/Schedule Integration; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Construction Progress Bills; 13.3 CPM Construction Network; 13.4 Computer Processing; 13.5 Communicating the Schedule; 13.6 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; PART FOUR -- PROJECT MANAGEMETN SUPPORT SYSTEMS; 14. Procurement and Purchasing; 14.1 Introduction; 14.2 Procurement as Project Stages; 14.3 Construction Contracts as Procurement Methods; 14.4 Purchase Orders as Sources of Cost; 14.5 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; 15. Material Management; 15.1 Materials Management; 15.2 The Origins of Materials; 15.3 Project Materials Control System; 15.4 Summary; Questions & Exercises; References; Answers To Selected Questions & Exercises
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