The Case For Manual Analysis

Although network analysis is applicable to almost every type of organization as shown by the examples in Chapter 29, most of the planning functions described in this book have been confined to those related to engineering construction projects. The activities described cover the full spectrum of operations from the initial design stage, through detailing of drawings and manufacture, up to and including construction. In other words, from conception to handover.

In this age of specialization there is a trend to create specialist groups to do the work previously carried out by the members of more conventional disciplines. One example is teaching where teaching methods, previously devised and perfected by practising teachers, are now developed by a new group of people called educationalists.

Another example of specialization is planning. In the days of bar charts, planning was carried out by engineers or production staff using well-known techniques to record their ideas on paper and transmit them to other members of the team. Nowadays, however, the specialist planner or scheduler has come to the fore, leaving the engineer time to get on with his engineering.

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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