The Essentials of Project Management

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The Essentials of Project Management
Second Edition
Dennis Lock


O Dennis Lock 2001

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First published 1996 This edition published by Gower Publishing Limited Gower House Croft Road Aldershot Hampshire G u l l 3HR England Gower Publishing Company 131 Main Street Burlington VT 05401-5600 USA

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10 Cost management 183 A checklist of cost management factors - Cost budgets Purchased materials, equipment and servicesMilestone analysis- A simple performance analysis method for design engineering - An outline of earned value analysis- Effect of modifications on earned value analysis- The project ledger concept - Predicting profitability for a project - Post-mortem 11 Changes 209 Classification of changes - Authorizationarrangements -Registrationand progressing -Formal procedures for external change requests- Formal procedure for internal change requests- Design freeze- The interchangeability rule - Emergency modifications
12 Managing progress Project progressingas a closed loop control system Progress monitoring and schedule updating - When the news is bad - Corrective measures - Progress meetings - Project progress reports - Project closure 225

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The essential processesof project management The process of project definition Part of a project definition checklist A functional matrix for a single project i a n manufacturingcompany Matrix organization for several simultaneous projects in a manufacturingcompany Matrix organization for a company engineering petrochemical, mining or large construction projects Project team organization Project team versus balanced matrix A hybrid organization A project with more than one project manager
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