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Acknowledgements xi Preface xiii 1 Setting the stage project management centres on avoiding problems the invisible project manager project management in a profession 2 Getting the words in the right order Introduction to project management What is project management? What is project planning? How do you project plan? 3 Nine steps to a successful project 4 The scope of the project and its objectives defining the project changes to the project establishing key dates evaluation of potential risks the cost/time/quality triangle the spectrum of projects the need for planning 5 Project planning The barchart versus network analysis Network analysis¿a primer The precedence convention Choosing tasks drawing up the plan 6 A fly on the wall 7 Resource management Resource definition Resource allocation Resource aggregation Resource aggravation Resource levelling Resource smoothing Resource hierarchies Resource calendars Money management 8 Progress Monitoring and Control Concepts Cost monitoring Reporting 9 Governance and methodologies 10 Advanced critical-path topics Work breakdown structure and organisational breakdown structure Case Study: Universiade XVI¿the 14th World Student Games Merging plans, boiler plating, or task processing Linked projects Hammocks Calendars Constraint dates Negative floats 11 The People Issues The role of the project manager The classification of people Decision making Motivation 12 Programme Management what is programme management what is project portfolio management benefits 13 Issue and Risk Management Qualitative risk Quantitative analysis: risk and critical path Case study: the British Library Contingency and insurance Issues 14 Terminology Definitions Alternative definitions Further reading Appendix 1: Sources of additional information
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