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Rethinking Earned Value & Schedule Management on Construction Projects

Rethinking Earned Value & Schedule Management on Construction Projects

Author: J. Gerard Boyle

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039106239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This is an essential, groundbreaking book for public and private buyers of construction, contractors and sub-contractors, designers, project managers, lawyers, Earned Value specialists, forensic claims analysts, schedulers, dispute resolution experts, academics, and anyone interested in improving performance and productivity on construction projects. Among the topics discussed are the following: - Exhaustive critique of existing Earned Value analysis that compels changes to current theory and practice - New Earned Value analytics for construction, integrated with resource-loaded CPM schedules represent a paradigm change - Worked examples of resource-loaded CPM schedules using the new EV Performance analytics - Identification of reliable performance thresholds for progress, productivity and resources - Understanding the interconnection of progress and productivity and performance patterns over time - How to create meaningful, resource-loaded, CPM schedules - Analyzing schedule float in concert with the new analytics - Why current cause and effect delay analysis is fundamentally flawed because it ignores root causes - Why delay claim analysis must always account for productivity - The problem common to all contract delivery methods and how to correct it - Why construction projects fail - Specific steps in creating a successful construction program - Game theoretical & other approaches to implementing a performance-based system - Using commercial dispute resolution to contemporaneously resolve claims and improve performance going forward - The importance of probabilistic (Monte Carlo) schedule analysis & problems with current practice

Construction Cost Management

Construction Cost Management

Author: Keith Potts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134107353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

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The Latham and Egan Reports have seen some significant changes in the role of the construction cost manager. Keith Potts examines the key issues and best practice in the cost management of construction projects under traditional contracts and new methodologies. All stages within the life cycle of a project are considered from pre-contract to tendering and post contract.

Project Management and Engineering Research

Project Management and Engineering Research

Author: José Luis Ayuso Muñoz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030544102

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

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This book gathers the best papers presented at the International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, in its 2017 and 2018 editions, which were held in Cádiz and Madrid, Spain. It covers a range of topic areas, including civil engineering and urban planning, product and process engineering, environmental engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energies, rural development, information and communication technologies, and risk management and safety.

Further Advances in Project Management

Further Advances in Project Management

Author: Darren Dalcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315464350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Projects are ubiquitous to modern society, yet, concerns around successful delivery, value realisation, resilience and making change stick force a significant re-evaluation of the scope and extent of the ‘normal’ project discourse. The common thread for all of this is around capabilities, skills, attitudes, values and perspectives that are needed for successful delivery and the sustained realisation of interest, relationships, benefit, value and impact. The chapters collated in this volume bring together leading authorities on topics that are relevant to the management, leadership, governance and delivery of projects. Topics include people, communication, ethics, change management, value realisation, benefits, complexity, decision-making, project assurance, communication, knowledge management, big data, project requirements, business architecture, stakeholder engagement, strategy, users, systems thinking and resilience. The main aims of the collection are to reflect on the state of practice within the discipline; to propose new extensions and additions to good practice; to offer new insights and perspectives; to distil new knowledge; and to provide a way of sampling a range of the most promising ideas, perspectives and styles of writing from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the discipline.

Managing Multiple Projects

Managing Multiple Projects

Author: Michael S. Dobson PMP

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780761215288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Let’s face it — who among us has only a single project? Multiple projects are the norm, not the exception, and there are very good reasons why this is so. A lot of projects simply aren’t big enough to justify the investment of a full-time project manager: having only one is impractical. Depending on the availability of resources, a multiple project environment can accomplish substantial work while lowering the overhead burden of project management by consolidating processes. In this book, you will learn how to recognize the characteristics and to manage effectively in each of these situations, how to plan and organize your work, how to influence other people who may not report to you in an official supervisory capacity, and how to get results. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

Project Management, Planning and Control

Project Management, Planning and Control

Author: Albert Lester

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128243404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 716

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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. Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this eighth edition includes new case studies from industries including petrochemical and construction, as well as updates throughout to account for changes and best practice in governance and adjudication. It also now includes expanded coverage of AI, Big Data and sustainability. 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. Self-contained chapters make this ideal for quick reference. Provides case studies in project management from construction industries and AI. Updated and expanded to address new trends and techniques related to governance, stakeholder management, BIM/VDC and Primavera P6.

Handbook for Construction Planning and Scheduling

Handbook for Construction Planning and Scheduling

Author: Andrew Baldwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470670323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

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The authoritative industry guide on good practice for planning and scheduling in construction This handbook acts as a guide to good practice, a text to accompany learning and a reference document for those needing information on background, best practice, and methods for practical application. A Handbook for Construction Planning & Scheduling presents the key issues of planning and programming in scheduling in a clear, concise and practical way. The book divides into four main sections: Planning and Scheduling within the Construction Context; Planning and Scheduling Techniques and Practices; Planning and Scheduling Methods; Delay and Forensic Analysis. The authors include both basic concepts and updates on current topics demanding close attention from the construction industry, including planning for sustainability, waste, health and safety and Building Information Modelling (BIM). The book is especially useful for early career practitioners - engineers, quantity surveyors, construction managers, project managers - who may already have a basic grounding in civil engineering, building and general construction but lack extensive planning and scheduling experience. Students will find the website helpful with worked examples of the methods and calculations for typical construction projects plus other directed learning material. This authoritative industry guide on good practice for planning and scheduling in construction is written in a direct, informative style with a clear presentation enabling easy access of the relevant information with a companion website providing additional resources and learning support material. the authoritative industry guide on construction planning and scheduling direct informative writing style and clear presentation enables easy access of the relevant information companion website provides additional learning material.

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

Author: Murray Woolf

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071486606

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

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COMPLETE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FASTER - USING THE LATEST CONCEPTS IN PERFORMANCE CONTROL A comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based project planning, scheduling, and control…saving you time and money on all construction projects. Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control. Written in a friendly, conversational style, this ultimate guide explains: The new Scheduling Practice Paradigm: terminology, specialties, roles, and deliverables How dilemma forecasting can help you predict delays before they occur How to use change optimization processes for maximum project benefit How to produce a project schedule, including logic development sessions Helpful guidelines for performance recording Hundreds of “tricks of the trade” from a 30-year Scheduling veteran Inside: Keeping Your Eye on the Donut: The Allure of the Project Schedule • Understanding the Scheduling Theater • Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers • The Changing Style of Project Management o Creating a Penchant for Change: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm • Introduction to Dilemma Control • Introduction to Momentology • Recap of New Concepts and Terminology • The Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects • Preserving Project Schedule Integrity: Anatomy of a Schedule • Working at Cross-Purposes • Execution Scheduling and Performance Control: Schedule Design • Schedule Development • Schedule Components • Performance Reporting • Performance Control • Epilogue: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use! Praise for Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling: “[A] very strong addition to our knowledge about construction contracting and project scheduling.” Matt Stevens, Author, Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day “This is a seminal work which will shape this industry for generations to come.” Keith Pickavance, Senior Vice President, Hill International “Momentum Management may well be the most practical and straight-forward concept devised to date.” Mike Hopkins, Vice President, Fluor, ”I felt that the subject matter and style were appropriate for any scheduler who has “been in the trenches” more than a couple of times. After twenty plus years of scheduling, I was pleased to find that I was not out in a foxhole by myself.” Ted Douglas, President, ACTPMA, LLC “I told my boss that we will need to purchase a copy for every scheduling person at Alpha, due to the technical and practical accuracy and clarity.” Chris Carson, Corporate Director of Project Controls, Alpha Corporation “I was glad to see this in print. Many people monitor a schedule strictly by float and don’t understand that there is so much more involved in the analysis of a schedule that just looking at float or even earned value. I would recommend this book to all of the classes that I teach.” Jeff Huneycutt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District “I am just glad that I am not alone in the way I see the project controls business. I would like to buy a couple copies of the book for the staff to reads.” Craig Olsen, President, Scheduling Consultants, Ltd. “The book makes some very good points that the novice or even seasoned practitioner should read.” Keith Howard, Motorola Inc. “Just two weeks ago I was asked to recommend a quality book on scheduling practices. I suggested Murray's, even though the requestor doesn't work in construction. It's the book I turn to when I want to know the ‘right’ way to assemble and manage a schedule as well as the reasoning behind that practice. It also provides a candid look at the weaknesses of our current processes and recommendations for an improved path forward.” David Kaiser, President, Schedule Associates

Construction Planning, Programming and Control

Construction Planning, Programming and Control

Author: Brian Cooke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118658673

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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This book offers a clear explanation of the principles and practiceof construction planning, programming and control during thepreparation and construction stages of a project. The book iswritten in the context of current procurement and contractualarrangements and JCT2005, NEC3 and ICE7 contracts are covered. Thestatutory framework within which construction projects must bemanaged is explained and the topic of construction hazard and riskis covered in detail. A variety of programming techniques areexplained and the development of safe construction sequences andmethods is particularly emphasised. The control of time, money andresources are considered in a risk management context and acomplete chapter is devoted to cash flow. The third edition has been extensively updated and extended toinclude new materials on: * Hazard identification * Risk assessment * Health and safety management * CDM 2007 * Construction sequences and method statements * Delay analysis * Waste management and Site Waste Management Plans The final three chapters are devoted to individual case studieswhich have been selected to illustrate the practical application ofthe principles explained in the book and to provide examples ofcurrent procedures adopted by major contractors. The content isdesigned to provide a clear and comprehensive text forundergraduates on construction management, surveying and civilengineering degree courses.

Software Project Management in a Changing World

Software Project Management in a Changing World

Author: Günther Ruhe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642550355

Category: Computers

Page: 477

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By bringing together various current directions, Software Project Management in a Changing World focuses on how people and organizations can make their processes more change-adaptive. The selected chapters closely correspond to the project management knowledge areas introduced by the Project Management Body of Knowledge, including its extension for managing software projects. The contributions are grouped into four parts, preceded by a general introduction. Part I “Fundamentals” provides in-depth insights into fundamental topics including resource allocation, cost estimation and risk management. Part II “Supporting Areas” presents recent experiences and results related to the management of quality systems, knowledge, product portfolios and global and virtual software teams. Part III “New Paradigms” details new and evolving software-development practices including agile, distributed and open and inner-source development. Finally, Part IV “Emerging Techniques” introduces search-based techniques, social media, software process simulation and the efficient use of empirical data and their effects on software-management practices. This book will attract readers from both academia and practice with its excellent balance between new findings and experience of their usage in new contexts. Whenever appropriate, the presentation is based on evidence from empirical evaluation of the proposed approaches. For researchers and graduate students, it presents some of the latest methods and techniques to accommodate new challenges facing the discipline. For professionals, it serves as a source of inspiration for refining their project-management skills in new areas.

The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice

The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118174210

Category: Architecture

Page: 952

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Written by The American Institute of Architects, this is the definitive textbook on practice issues written specifically for architecture students. Specifically written for emerging architects, this is the first unabbreviated guide specifically for architecture students about to begin their careers. It is required reading in a professional practice course that architecture students must take within their final two years of school.

Expert Judgment in Project Management

Expert Judgment in Project Management

Author: Paul Szwed

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 9781628251463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Expert judgment is a major source of information that can provide vital input to project managers, who must ensure that projects are completed successfully, on time, and on budget. Too often, however, companies lack detailed processes for finding and consulting with experts—making it hard to match the required know-how with the project at hand. In Expert Judgment in Project Management: Narrowing the Theory-Practice Gap, Paul S. Szwed provides research that will help project managers become more adept at using expert judgment effectively.