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Project Management

Project Management

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Published by Terence Bishop
Field and Keller 1998
Field and Keller 1998

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Mike Field and Laurie
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Project ManagementCopyright
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1998
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 British Library
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ISBN
1-86152
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274-6
First Published
1998
Reprinted
2000,2001,2002
and
2003
by
Thomson LearningPrinted in Croatia by
ZRINSKI
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CONTENTS 
1 PROJECT
INITIATION
1Aims and objectives
1
1.1 Genesis 2
1.1.1 What is a project?
2
1.1.2 Organizations and 'players in the game' 61.1.3 The project environment: strategic planning
8
1.1.4 Two investigative tools
13
1.1.5 Organizational objectives 151.1.6 Summary 23
1.2 Feasibility 24
1.2.1 The feasibility study 24
1.2.2
Technical feasibility 281.2.3 Financial feasibility 351.2.4 Risk and uncertainty 48
1.2.5
Summary 50
1.3
Making decisions 52
1.3.1 Coherence 521.3.2 Aids to decision making
53
1.3.3 Summary 59
1.4 Projects: the life
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cycle 61
1.4.1 Project life
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cycles
61
1.4.2 Software: why is it such a problem? 661.4.3 Success factors 701.4.4 Why manage projects? 711.4.5 What does a project manager do? 721.4.6 Summary 74
1.5
Case study: the London AmbulanceService
75 
1.5.1 Background 751.5.2 Requirements analysis and tendering for thecontract 781.5.3 Development of the system 80
1.5.4
Failure 83
1.55
Summary 84
2 RISK, ESTIMATES AND CONTRACTS
8
Introduction
87 
Aims and objectives 87
2.1 Organizing projects
88 
2.1.1 How projects can be organized 882.1.2 Preparatory work 
92
2.1.3 Work breakdown structure 942.1.4 Work packages and statements of work 99
2.1.5
The product breakdown structure 1022.1.6 Cost breakdown structure 1052.1.7 Controlling documents 1062.1.8 Summary 107
2.2 Risk 109
2.2.1 Risk identification and analysis 1092.2.2 Risk management 117
2.2.3
Summary 122
2.3 Estimating a project
123
2.3.1
Organizing for estimating 123
2.3.2
Data gathering 126
2.3.3
Consolidating and evaluating data 129