Safety bound project

Apart from the obvious examples of public transport given previously, safety is a factor that is required by law and enshrined in the Health & Safety at Work Act. Not only must safe practices be built into every project, but constant monitoring is an essential element of a safety policy. To that extent it could be argued that all projects are safety bound, since if it became evident after an accident that safety was sacrificed for speed or profitability, some or all of the project...

Project definition

Many people and organizations have defined what a project is, or should be, but probably the most authoritative definition is that given in BS 6079 'Guide to Project Management'. 'A unique set of co-ordinated activities, with definite starting and finishing points, undertaken by an individual or organization to meet specific objectives within defined schedule, cost and performance parameters.' The next question that can be asked is 'Why does one need project management ' What is the difference...

Cpa

Phase A division of the project life cycle. Planned cost The estimated (anticipated) cost of a project. Precedence network A method of network programming in which the activities are written in the node boxes and connected by lines to show their Preceding event The beginning event of an activity. Printout See Output. Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) Hierarchical decomposition of a project into various levels of products. Program The set of instructions given to a computer. Programme A group of...

Project life cycles

Most, if not all, projects go through a life cycle which varies with the size and complexity of the project. On medium to large projects the life cycle will generally follow the pattern which has been set out in BS 6079. This is Basic ideas, business case, statement of requirements, scope Tests for technical, commercial and financial viability, technical studies, investment appraisal, DCF etc. Application for funds, stating risks, options, TCQ criteria Approvals, permits, conditions, project...

Project cost control

Entering the man-hours figures for the SMAC Project Cost Control as described in Chapter 27 is extremely straightforward and takes the minimum of input. The user can select the appropriate data grid display to show all the Figure 30.22 Task data grid showing cost control data columns Figure 30.22 Task data grid showing cost control data columns key cost control parameters on the main task data grid and bar chart display. On the display shown in Figure 30.22 the columns have been sized to...

Cdm

CEN Comite Europeen de Normalization General CIF Carriage, Insurance, Freight Procurement CM Configuration Management PM CPA Critical Path Analysis PM CPA Contract Price Adjustment Procurement CPI Cost Performance Index EVA CPM Critical Path Methods CPA CSCS Cost & Schedule Control System EVA DCF Discounted Cash Flow Finance DDP Delivery Duty Paid Procurement DIN Deutsche Industrie Normen General EVA Earned Value Analysis PM EVMS Earned Value Management System EVA FLAC Four Letter Acronym...

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Would simply restate the first activity as 'Cast Column and Strike Formwork, 6 days' (Figure 13.2). While this overcomes the drafting problem it may not be acceptable from a cost control point of view, especially if the network is geared to an EVA system (see Chapter 27). Furthermore the fact that the grid numbers were on the nodes meant that when it was necessary to move a string along one or more grid spaces, the relationship between the grid number and the activity changed. This could...

Project management plan

As soon as the project manager has received his brief or project instructions, he must produce a document which distils what is generally a vast amount of information into a concise, informative and well-organized form that can be distributed to all members of the project team and indeed all the stakeholders in the project. This document is called a project management plan (PMP), but is also sometimes just called a project plan, or in some organizations a coordination procedure. The PMP is one...

Turner 1993 Bibliography Project Management

Adair, J., Effective Leadership, PAN (1983) Ahuja, H.N., Construction Performance Control by Networks, Wiley (1976) Andersen, E.S., Grude, K.V. & Haug, Tor, Goal Directed Project Management, 2nd edn, Kogan Page (2002) Antill, J.M. & Woodhead, R., Critical Path Methods in Construction Practice, Wiley (1982) APM, Body of Knowledge, Association for Project Management (1996) APM, Planning Contracts for Successful Project Management, APM Group (1998) APM, Project Risk Assessment and...

Closeout report

Using the information recorded in the project diary and the various project status reports, the project manager must now prepare his project close-out report. This should discuss the degree of compliance with the original project brief (or business case) and acceptance criteria and highlight any important problems encountered together with the solutions adopted. Apart from giving a short history and post-implementation review of the project, the purpose of this document is to enable future...

Basic rules

Before proceeding further it may be prudent at this stage to list some very simple but basic rules for network presentation, which must be adhered to rigidly 1 Where the starting node of an activity is also the finishing node of one or more other activities, it means that all the activities with this finishing node must be completed before the activity starting from that node can be commenced. For example, in Figure 11.2, 1-3(A) and 2-3(B) must be completed before 3 -4(C) can be started. 2 Each...

Hornet Windmill

Hornet Windmill is the latest version of the range of Hornet Software for Project Management that has been developed steadily over the past 20 years by Claremont Controls Ltd. This software system is designed for use on PCs and provides a high performance project planning and control tool for use with virtually any type of project. In its early versions the product was designed for use on the character style DOS displays of the first personal computers. Now current versions of the system have...

Generic work breakdown structure

While such a breakdown into blocks is suitable for an engineering contract, a similar system can be used for any other type of project. By breaking the project down into discrete components or tasks, we create what is known as a work breakdown structure or WBS. The choice of tasks incorporated in the WBS is best made by the project team drawing on their combined experience or engaging in a brainstorming session. Once the main tasks have been decided upon, they can in turn can be broken down...