A typical project showing the main planning tools. Project Management. John Potter Plymouth Business School University of Plymouth. Back to basics. The project environment Project definition Project objectives Project scope Specification Project strategy
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Maintaining commitment of all stakeholders
Discussion, planning, doing and reviewing cycles as a continuous process
Using targets and milestones effectively
Creating a high performing team
The superteam charterProject control
An excellent example is shown on page 84 of project leadership by Briner, Geddes and Hastings.
This network diagram shows the key issues of events numbers, earliest start and latest finish times
The critical path is clearly defined
Another excellent description with examples of critical path method is shown in ‘Operations Management’ by Slack, Chambers and Johnson pages 536 to 539 and includes a section on calculating float, which relates to the ability to change the timings of activities in various parts of the project to accommodate resource and other issues.CPM – critical path method
te = t0 + 4tl +tp
Where te is the expected time, tl is the most likely time
Where t0 is the optimistic time, tp is the pessimistic time
Page 542 of ‘Operations Management’ shows how this beta probability distribution can be developed into comprehensive analysis of means and variances throughout a network
‘Operations Management’ by Nigel Slack, Stuart Chambers and Robert Johnson (2001) Prentice Hall
Slack. N., Chambers. S. & Johnson, Right. (2001) Operations Management. Prentice Hall
Briner. W., Geddes. M. & Hastings .C. (1990) Project Leadership. Gower: Aldershot, England.
Project Management Institute (2009) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK Guide.
Pretorius. F., Lejot. P., McInnnis. A., Arner. D. & Hsu, B.F.C (2008) Project Finance for Construction and Infrastructure: Principles and Case Studies. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.
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