Author(s): Dobie Colin
This is a comprehensive and practical guide to everything you need to know about successful project management. Whether you are creating a new product or designing a power station, you need to know how to manage the myriad elements in a project to ensure it is completed on time, on budget, and to a high standard. "A Handbook of Project Management" is a comprehensive and practical guide to project management for large and small projects in both the public and private sector. It systematically maps the four phases in the lifecycle of a project - initiation, planning, implementation, and finalization - it then goes on to outline the processes and techniques of the nine functions of project management, and how to apply them. Drawing on international standards and numerous case studies, as well as more than 35 years of practical experience, this is an invaluable resource for project managers everywhere.
"Excellent coverage of all the material required in easy to follow steps. It places activities in logical context. Essential reading for China's many project managers." --Professor Yuan, chairman, Asia-Pacific Federation of Project Management
Colin Dobie has over 35 years of experience in project management across a wide range of industries, and has been a consultant to some of the largest public and private organizations in Australia, South-East Asia, China, and South Africa.
IntroductionPART 1: AN OVERVIEW 1. What is project management?2. The elements of project managementPART 2: INITIATION3. Initiating the project4. Scope managementPART 3: PLANNING5. Project planning6. Time and cost management7. Project quality management8. Project risk management9. Human resource management10. Communications management11. Contract and procurement managementPART 4: DELIVERY12. Monitoring and control13. Project integration management14. Contract performancePART 5: FINALISATION15. Project finalisation16. ConclusionAppendicesReferencesIndex