Project Planning and Control
The book covers the principles and tools of project management. All the 'hard' topics which may appear in the APMP examination are explained and worked through in practical examples. Real-life case studies show how the theory can be adapted to work 'in the field'. This approach means that techniques can be fully understood and appreciated. Useful summaries clarify the use of all the techniques used to manage a project.
The advantages of using network analysis and earned value analysis when planning a project are explained. The latest project management systems that use critical path methods are described and a detailed examination of one widely used system illustrates the general characteristics of modern project planning software. Two well-known computer programs are described in detail.
Albert Lester was a project manager with Tarmac Construction and Foster Wheeler Power Products managing large multi-discipline petrochemical and power generation projects. He has been a compiler and is an examiner for the APMP certificate and lectures on project management as well as assessing for APM many project management courses.
* A comprehensive resource for project managers
* Written by a well-known and authoritative author
* A recommended resource for the Association of Project Management courses