Project Management — the process of managing, allocating, and timing resources to achieve a given goal in an efficient and expedient manner — has emerged as a separate discipline that is being increasingly embraced by various sectors, ranging from business to engineering. Comprehensive in perspective, this book presents an approach to project management — from planning through implementation — that integrates qualitative and quantitative techniques . Practical in approach, it demonstrates with numerous examples how three categories of tools — management practices, optimization models, and computer applications — complement one another to enhance overall project management. KEY TOPICS: Considers traditional project management techniques, modern applications of operations research methodologies, and computer applications — as well as supporting topics such as forecasting and inventory management. Reviews other methodologies, such as regression analysis and decision making methodologies that a project manager can utilize. Organizes chapters hierarchically to illustrate the incremental steps in a project management process — from setting project goals to terminating the project. Features numerous examples and a chapter-length case study. MARKET: For Industrial Engineers and Operations Managers.
I. MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
1. Principles of Project Management.
2. Project Planning.
3. Project Organization.
4. Project Scheduling.
5. Resource Allocation.
6. Project Control.
II. OPTIMIZATION MODELS.
7. Project Modeling and Optimization.
8. Financial and Economic Analyses.
9. Decision Analysis for Project Selection.
III. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.
10. Computers and Project Management.
11. Relevant Analytical Techniques.
12. Case Study: Reconstruction Project Management at Tinker Air Force Base.
Appendix A: Standard Normal Table.
Appendix B: Lindo Model and Output.
Appendix C: Practitioners' Toolbox: Conversion Factors.
Appendix D: Researcher's Toolbox: Useful Mathematical Expressions.
Appendix E: Project Management Software.