The author and publishers would like to make acknowledgement to the following for their help and cooperation in the preparation of this book.

The National Economic Development Office for permission to reproduce the relevant section of their report 'Engineering Construction Performance Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Construction, EDC, NEDO December 1976'.

Foster Wheeler Power Products Limited for assistance in preparing the text and manuscripts and permission to utilize the network diagrams of some of their contracts.

Mr P. Osborne for assistance in producing some of the computerized examples.

Claremont Controls Limited, Suite 43, Wansbeck Business Centre, Rotary Parkway, Ash-ington, Northumberland NE63 8QZ, for the description and diagrams of their Hornet Windmill project management software.

Extracts from BS 6079-1-2002 are reproduced with the permission of BSI under licence No. 2003DH0199. Complete editions of the standards are obtainable by post from BSI Customer Services, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL. Tel. 44(0)20 8996 9001.

A. P. Watt for permission to quote the first verse of Rudyard Kipling's poem, 'The Elephant's Child'.

Daimler Chrysler for permission to use their diagram of the Mercedes-Benz 190 car.

The Automobile Association for the diagram of an engine.

WPMC for their agreement to use some of the diagrams in the chapters on Risk and Quality management

Jane Walker and University College London for permission to include diagrams in the chapters on project context, leadership and negotiations

The Association for Project Management for permission to reproduce their APMP Learning Objectives

Tony Benning, my co-author of 'Procurement in the Process Industry', for permission to include certain texts from that book.

Table of Contents

Cross reference to APM and PMI bodies of knowledge vii

Foreword to the first edition ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Project definition 1

Project management 5

Programme management 9

Project context (project environment) 12

Business case 17

Investment appraisal 20

Stakeholder management 27

Project success criteria 50

Organization structures S2

Organization roles S5

Project life cycles S7

Work breakdown structures 40

Planning blocks and subdivision of blocks 46

Estimating 57

Project management plan 61

Risk management 65

Quality management 7S

Change management 84

Configuration management 88

Basic network principles 90

Analysis types 102

Precedence or activity on node (AoN) diagrams 125 Lester diagram 132 Float 136

Milestones and line of balance 142

Simple examples 147

Progress reporting 158

Project management and planning 165

Network applications outside the construction industry 176

Resource loading 188

Cash flow forecasting 195

Cost control and EVA 204

Control graphs and reports 212

Procurement 238

Value management 275

Health and safety and environment 278

Information management 289

Communication 293

Team building 296

Leadership 303

Negotiation 308

Conflict management and dispute resolution 312

Project close-out and hand over 317

Project close-out report and review 319

Worked example 1: bungalow 321

Worked example 2: pumping installation 335

Worked example 3: motor car 350

Worked example 4: battle tank 372

Hornet Windmill computer program 381

Stages and sequence 403

Abbreviations and acronyms used in project management 408 Glossary 412

Sample examination questions 419 Bibliography 422 Words of wisdom 427 Index 429

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