Technology & Engineering

Construction Project Management

A Complete Introduction

Author: Alison Dykstra

Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 8290

Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.
Business & Economics

A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (Pmbok(r) Guide) (German)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628251883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 756

View: 5842

The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge--including discussion of project management business documents--and information on the PMI Talent Triangle(TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market.
Computers

Die Kunst Des It-projektmanagements (2nd Edition)

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219220

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 2564

Weshalb verschieben sich Release-Termine ständig? Warum funktioniert die Team-Kommunikation zwischen Designern, Entwicklern und Marketing nicht? Wie kommt man auf wirklich kreative Ideen? Und was tun, wenn etwas schief geht? Wenn Sie sich Fragen wie diese schon oft gestellt haben – Scott Berkun hat die Antworten für Sie. Mit Humor und scharfem Blick beleuchtet der erfahrene Autor und Projektmanager die klassischen Aufgaben, Herausforderungen und Mechanismen des IT-Projektmanagements. Von der fachkundigen Planung über die zielgerichtete Team-Kommunikation bis hin zum erfolgreichen Projektabschluss – hier erhalten Sie kompetente Einblicke in die Realität der Projektleitung. Projekte realistisch planen Entdecken Sie, welche ersten Schritte das Projekt erfolgreich starten, wie man solide Zeitpläne entwickelt und gute Visionsdokumente und Spezifikationen schreibt, wie neue Ideen entstehen und was man aus ihnen machen kann. Teams effektiv führen Erhalten Sie Einblicke in die erfolgreiche Teamleitung: Lernen Sie, wie man die Team-Moral kultiviert, konfliktfrei kommuniziert, Meetings optimal gestaltet und den Spaß am Projekt steigert. Neu in der überarbeiteten Auflage Die zweite, komplett überarbeitete Auflage wurde um Übungsteile am Ende jeden Kapitels erweitert. Dadurch kann der Leser durch über 120 Übungen die Kapitelinhalte praxisnah erschließen und vertiefen.
Project management

An Introduction to the History of Project Management

From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900

Author: Y. C. Chiu

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059724372

Category: Project management

Page: 245

View: 2931

Project management applies knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to achieve defined requirements. It is the very deliberate orchestration of the areas of expertise to complete a specific project. Investigating the history of project management is to reach a comprehensive view of the historical development of the areas of expertise and their application to project activities. This research identifies six research topics, based on the areas of project management expertise, to guide data collection and the research process. In the contribution to architecture, the research regards "building construction and engineering structures" as the application area of project management.
Technology & Engineering

Project Management in Construction, Seventh Edition

Author: Sidney M. Levy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259859711

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 8543

Up-to-Date, Proven Construction Project Management Techniques Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technologies and standards, this practical resource provides all of the information necessary to efficiently execute every phase of any construction job. The book features complete details on estimating, purchasing, contract administration, team management, quality control and assurance, and other topics essential to completing a project on time and within budget. Project Management in Construction, Seventh Edition, covers new OSHA regulations and new contract formats that emphasize collaboration and teamwork. BIM and green buildings, topics of importance to all of today’s project managers, are explained.. Coverage includes: •Introduction to the construction industry •General conditions of the construction contract •ConsensusDOCS integrated project delivery contracts •Lean construction •Bonds and insurance •Organizing the project team •Estimating and buying out the job •Change orders •Quality control and quality assurance •Project documentation •Claims, disputes, arbitration, and mediation •Design-build •Sustainability and green buildings •Building information modeling •Interoperability
Business & Economics

Project Management

Author: Jeffrey P. Davidson

Publisher: Breathing Space Institute

ISBN: 0028639669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 4215

Following the advice in this guide will not only help your get your project off on the right foot, but will also keep you and your team marching along to its successful conclusion. You'll learn how to put together the best team for the job, how to define your goals and motivate your teammates, how to monitor the teams progress and keep the project on track, and how to stay within budget and time constraints. The book also explains how to use charts and diagrams to detail and define various aspects of the project.
Technology & Engineering

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook

Author: Anghel Patrascu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824778279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 7316

Covering the life of a construction project from inception to completion, this useful reference explains basic and advanced aspects of engineering economics, cost estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, planning, and scheduling. It serves both as a comprehensive introduction to cost engineering and as a practical, on-the-job guide for any construction project where the object is economy. Construction Cost Engineering Handbook describes the responsibilities of each member of the construction team and defines their relationship to project control ... analyzes project economics before, during, and after a project's finish ... examines various types and methods of estimating ... distinguishes between cost reporting and cost forecasting, with valuable cost and scheduling integration examples ... considers planning and scheduling procedures such as the bar chart and sophisticated contemporary techniques ... highlights ways of avoiding common mistakes through data development ... and furnishes computer samples for estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and scheduling. Illustrated with more than 180 excellent diagrams and drawings, and featuring convenient appendixes on foreign and remote projects, code of accounts and work breakdown structure, and typical project activities, Construction Cost Engineering Handbook is an indispensable reference for civil, cost, project, plant, design, construction, and industrial engineers and managers as well as architects, building contractors, and financial controllers involved with construction projects. Book jacket.
Technology & Engineering

Construction Project Management

Author: Frederick E. Gould,Nancy Eleanor Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130480545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 426

View: 7350

This book focuses on the collaborative effort required to complete any public or private construction project, providing the construction professional with the skills needed to work with and alongside the owner representative, the designer, and within the public's eye. It explains in detail the project elements and environment, and the responsibilities of the varied project professionals, and follows in detail the chronology of a project. Estimating, scheduling, control and administrative functions of a project are covered, and separate chapters on Leadership and Management, Construction Law, and Safety and Health are included. For construction professionals, including project managers, architects, project owners and their representatives, civil engineers, and practitioners who are looking for an understanding of the changes in their industry and new tools and management methods available for dealing with those changes.
Technology & Engineering

Construction Management Strategies

A Theory of Construction Management

Author: Milan Radosavljevic,John Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119968488

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 1937

An authoritative textbook on construction management offering a clear model for understanding theoretical aspects. The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. Construction Management Strategies sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction’s inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed. Construction Management Strategies: Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management. Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole. Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face. Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject. Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers.
History

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8041

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
Technology & Engineering

Construction Project Management Handbook, Gannet Fleming, Inc, 2009

Project Management

Author: Gannet Fleming, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 481

View: 6960

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK September 2009 Prepared by Gannett Fleming, Inc. 591 Redwood Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941-3064 Prepared for Federal Transit Administration Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, DC 20590 Report Number FTA-CA-26-7077-2009.1
Business & Economics

Essentials of Construction Project Management

Author: Martin Loosemore

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2509

This book has been written as a text and reference for project management courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate building construction management courses, and quantity surveying, architecture and civil engineering programs. Its focus is on the application of important issues of project management in the construction industry.
Business & Economics

Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1423902203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 7030

Best-selling author Kathy Schwalbe's Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to- date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can
Business & Economics

Das Ziel

Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593423596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 3565

Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung? Geht das? Das geht nicht nur – das liest sich auch spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Eliyahu M. Goldratts "Das Ziel" ist die Geschichte des Managers Alex Rogo, der mit ungewöhnlichen und schlagkräftigen neuen Methoden in seinem Unternehmen für Aufsehen sorgt. Der Klassiker unter den Wirtschaftsbüchern, der das Managementdenken weltweit umkrempelt, wurde jetzt erweitert um den wichtigsten Aufsatz des Autors, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": Pflichtlektüre für Manager – und fesselnder Lesestoff.
Architecture

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

Author: Len Holm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351376942

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

View: 9189

Proper cost accounting and financial management are essential elements of any successful construction job, and therefore make up essential skills for construction project managers and project engineers. Many textbooks on the market focus on the theoretical principles of accounting and finance required for head office staff like the chief financial officer (CFO) of a construction firm. This book's unique practical approach focuses on the activities of the construction management team, including the project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and jobsite cost engineers and cost accountants. In short, this book provides a seamless connection between cost accounting and construction project management from the construction management practitioner’s perspective. Following a complete accounting cycle, from the original estimate through cost controls to financial close-out, the book makes use of one commercial construction project case study throughout. It covers key topics like financial statements, ratios, cost control, earned value, equipment depreciation, cash flow, and pay requests. But unlike other texts, this book also covers additional financial responsibilities such as cost estimates, change orders, and project close-out. Also included are more advanced accounting and financial topics such as supply chain management, activity-based accounting, lean construction techniques, taxes, and the developer’s pro forma. Each chapter contains review questions and applied exercises and the book is supplemented with an eResource with instructor manual, estimates and schedules, further cases and figures from the book. This textbook is ideal for use in all cost accounting and financial management classes on both undergraduate and graduate level construction management or construction engineering programs.
Business & Economics

Projektmanagement für Dummies

Author: Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527699570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 499

Vor einem liegt nicht nur ein bislang unüberschaubares Projekt, sondern schon eine Ahnung hinsichtlich all der Probleme, die mit ihm einhergehen könnten: Wer kennt das nicht? Stanley Portny zeigt, wie Projektmanagement richtig funktioniert, wenn man weiß, worauf zu achten ist. Er erklärt, wie man Projekte richtig plant, durchführt und kontrolliert, damit man die Ziele nicht aus den Augen verliert und den Überblick behält. Dazu gehört natürlich auch zu wissen, was ein gutes Projektteam ausmacht und wie man die Leute bei der Stange hält. Dabei geht der Autor auf die neuesten Projektmanagement-Techniken ein und stellt verschiedene Computerprogramme vor, die das Projektmanagement unterstützen und wesentlich erleichtern. Mit diesem Buch wird jeder zu einem routinierten Projektmanager, der seine Projekte mit Bravour meistert.
Architecture

The Management of Construction: A Project Lifecycle Approach

Author: F. Lawrence Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136356991

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 5372

Management of Construction introduces all aspects of management practice to students and professionals based in the construction industry. It is also important for those involved in allied fields such as design, project development, and site monitoring and inspection. The book addresses each stage of the construction project from conception to completion, giving a perspective on the whole life cycle often missing from textbooks. The author also balances engineering concerns with the human resource and personal aspects of construction management that are so important to the successful outcome of a project.
Computers

Wien wartet auf Dich!

Produktive Projekte und Teams

Author: Tom DeMarco,Timothy Lister

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446439846

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 1940

Wien wartet auf Dich!// - "Peopleware" in deutscher Übersetzung - Der Klassiker in der dritten Auflage mit sechs neuen Kapiteln - Viele Tipps, wie Produkte mehr Qualität erhalten und formale Vorgehensweisen aufgelockert werden - Hilfreiche Empfehlungen, wie man Teams pflegt, die gesund und produktiv sein sollen Nur wenige Computerbücher haben eine so tiefgreifende Wirkung auf das Software-Management wie „Peopleware“: Denn in diesem langjährigen Bestseller wird ganz klar dargestellt, dass die wesentlichen Probleme in der Software-Entwicklung nicht technischer, sondern menschlicher Natur sind – und das sind nur selten triviale Probleme! Aber wenn Sie sie lösen, maximieren Sie die Erfolgschancen Ihrer Projekte Für diese dritte Auflage haben die Autoren sechs neue Kapitel geschrieben und andere überarbeitet, um sie auf den Stand der heutigen Herausforderungen zu bringen. So behandelt das Buch zum Beispiel Management-Pathologien, die bislang nicht als Pathologien wahrgenommen wurden. Auch eine neue Kultur für Meetings wird angesprochen oder hybride Teams, die aus Mitarbeitern zusammengestellt werden, die aus altersmäßig scheinbar nicht kompatiblen Generationen stammen. Und die Autoren diskutieren Hilfsmittel, die sich in Projekten eher wie Anker statt wie Propeller anfühlen. Jeder, der Software-Teams oder Software-Organisationen managen muss, wird in diesem Buch unschätzbare Hinweise für die tägliche Arbeit finden.