Handbook of Construction Management and Organization

Author: Joseph Frein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468414496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The primary purpose of this handbook is to make available to general contractors, consulting engineers, construction managers, specialty contractors, and subcontractors, as well as to professors and students in Universities and technical institutes which offer courses on the subject, the fundamentals of construction management together with the most workable types of organization, and the necessary capabilities they must include to reasonably ensure success and minimize the possibility of failure in this most hazardous profession. The second and equally important purpose is to furnish equipment manufacturers, dealers, material suppliers, bankers, surety bondsmen, and others, who traditionally rely on financial statements and general reputation, something more concrete to look for-the type of management and organization, and its scope and capability-in deciding how far to go along with contractors with whom they deal or wish to deal. This, the second edition of the Handbook, is an updated version of the work published in 1973. The book covers very many subjects which are part of construction. The greatest care was exercised in consideration of their practical aspects based on the theory and practice of construction management and its structure, and the functions of the various departments, both in the field and central offices, that make up construction organization. Leading specialists in their particular fields were selected to write chapters on the vital segments making up the structure of construction management and organization. These fields include construction contracts and conditions, job organization by general types of projects, equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance and overhaul, engineering and estimating, scheduling and controls, data processing and the use of computer equipment in engineering and accounting techniques, office administration, corporate and cost accounting, payroll, employment and labor relations, safety, public relations, legal and contractural problems, banking and finance, taxes, surety bonding, insurance, pension and retirement problems and others.

The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

Author: Peter W. G. Morris
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191629383
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Oxford Handbook of Project Management presents and discusses leading ideas in the management of projects. Positioning project management as a domain much broader and more strategic than simply 'execution management', this Handbook draws on the insights of over 40 scholars to chart the development of the subject over the last 50 years or more as an area of increasing practical and academic interest. It suggests we could be entering an emerging 'third wave' of analysis and interpretation following its early technical and operational beginnings and the subsequent shift to a focus on projects and their management. Topics dealt with include: the historical evolution of the subject; its theoretical base; professionalism; business and societal context; strategy; organization; governance; innovation; overruns; risk; information management; procurement; relationships and trust; knowledge management; practice and teams. This handbook is of particular relevance to those interested in the research issues underlying project management.

The Handbook of Project Management

Author: Trevor L. Young
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749449841
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by an experienced practitioner, The Handbook of Project Management will be particularly useful for those starting a new project, wishing to acquire new skills, or training others in project managment skills. It is written specifically to help project managers improve their performance using tried and tested techniques. Packed with concepts and processes, tools and presentation materials, this comprehensive handbook will assist anyone responsible for converting strategy into reality. The package comprises a book plus free CD-ROM containing a collection of tools, templates, and procedures which support the methodology used in the book.

Global Project Management Handbook Planning Organizing and Controlling International Projects Second Edition

Author: David Cleland
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071491556
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn and apply successful international project management techniques Contributors from 20+ nations reveal how current project management concepts and techniques can be successfully applied in different political, cultural, and geographical settings. Learn how project management is carried out in major countries such as Canada, China, Russia, Germany, France, England -- and how these techniques can be applied globally. Case histories from around the world provide lessons on the international application of project management 16 completely new chapters including ones on the rebuilding of Iraq, project management in outsourcing initiatives, and developing multinational teams

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Author: Paul C. Dinsmore
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814433405
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A must-read for any project management professional or student. Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)) and the Project Management Professional Exam(R), the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: Project initiation and planning Communication and interpersonal skills Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives Managing political and resource issues Implementing a PMO Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Gower Handbook of People in Project Management

Author: Ms Lindsay Scott
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472402995
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, work in or are otherwise important to project success. With Lindsay Scott’s expert knowledge and experience in this field and Dennis Lock’s contributions and meticulous editing, the Handbook is a complete guide to the various human dimensions involved in projects. It covers everyone involved in projects - the stakeholders - including those funding or sponsoring the project and those involved in its delivery; the people-issues that are specific to different sectors of the organization (public, private and third sector); the organization of people, both real and virtual; the different roles associated with projects; the relationship between people and the project environment; the human behaviours and skills associated with working collaboratively; and the HR issues including all aspects of how to manage talent for projects.

Handbook of Construction Management

Author: Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482226650
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project. This handbook will: Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension Provide all related topics/areas of construction management Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry Offer a chapter on Lean construction The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI). The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.

Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management

Author: Shankar Sankaran
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108293689
Format: PDF, ePub
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In recent years, organizational project management (OPM) has emerged as a field focused on how project, program and portfolio management practices strategically help firms realize organizational goals. There is a compelling need to address the totality of project-related work at the organizational level, providing a view of organizations as a network of projects to be coordinated among themselves, integrated by the more permanent organization, and to move away from a focus on individual projects. This comprehensive volume provides views from a wide range of international scholars researching OPM at a cross-disciplinary level. It covers concepts, theories and practices from disciplines allied to management, such as strategic management, organization sciences and behavioural science. It will be a valuable read for scholars and practitioners alike, who are looking to enrich their understanding of OPM and further investigate this new phenomenon.

Gower Handbook of Project Management

Author: Professor J Rodney Turner
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472422988
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over five editions, Gower Handbook of Project Management has become the definitive desk reference for project management practitioners. The Handbook gives an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. The selected team of contributors includes many of the most experienced and highly regarded international writers and practitioners. The Fifth Edition has been substantially restructured. All but two of the authors are new, reflecting the fast changing and emerging perspectives on projects and their management. The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students.

Project Management in Construction

Author: Dennis Lock
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317075102
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The one thing that all well-run, profitable construction projects have in common is that they benefit from good project managers. People who have the skills to plan the project, manage it and keep it on track whenever tight timescales, costs, people or other difficulties threaten to derail it. The good news is that there is no secret art to project management. These are the skills that any manager can learn and use. Project Management in Construction is a practical, easy-to-read guide to defining, organizing, planning, and executing a construction project so that it is completed to the satisfaction of the principal stakeholders. The book is part of the Leading Construction Series co-published by Gower and CITB-ConstructionSkills. The Leading Construction Series is part of a CITB-ConstructionSkills initiative to develop management skills within the industry. The books in this series are designed to be essentially practical, with a firm grounding in the construction industry.