Contents: Part 1 Setting The Scene: Introduction to project management; Project definition and appraisal; Associated disciplines; References and further reading for Part 1. Part 2 Project Organization: Introduction to project organization; Basic project organization structures; Organizing the larger project; Part 2 Summary; References and further reading for Part 2. Part 3 Planning and Scheduling: Introduction to planning and scheduling; The structured approach to planning and control; Structured project planning - with the dimension of time included; Resources and calendars; Planning within fixed time constraints; Standard networks and templates; Risk; References and further reading for Part 3. Part 4 Managing Projects: Controlling progress; Controlling costs; Earned value analysis; Handling and reporting information for project management; Managing project changes; Centralized or decentralized planning and control; People in projects; Conflict in projects; References and further reading for Part 4. Bibliography; Index.
Frederick Harrison was Managing Director of Leavor Harrison Associates and formerly Director of Operations, Building and Works, Glasgow Corporation. He has worked as a site agent, project engineer and project manager in a variety of industries and has also written and lectured widely on various aspects of project management. Dennis Lock is a busy freelance writer and university lecturer who specializes in project management. His previous exceptionally wide experience has included subminiature electronics, defence systems, heavy engineering and international mining, along with a progression of successful management positions. He has written or edited numerous books and handbooks (25 of them for Gower) over a writing career spanning 35 years.