Foreword to the first edition

by Geoffrey Trimble, Professor of Construction Management, University of Technology, Loughborough

A key word in the title of this book is 'control'. This word, in the context of management, implies the observation of performance in relation to plan and the swift taking of corrective action when the performance is inadequate. In contrast to many other publications which purport to deal with the subject, the mechanism of control permeates the procedures that Mr Lester advocates. In some chapters, such as that on Manual and Computer Analysis, it is there by implication. In others, such as that on Cost Control, it is there in specific terms.

The book, in short, deals with real problems and their real solutions. I commend it therefore both to students who seek to understand the subject and to managers who wish to sharpen their performance.

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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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