ISBN 9788131522363,Project Scheduling And Cost Control : Planning, Monitoring And Controlling The Baseline

Project Scheduling And Cost Control : Planning, Monitoring And Controlling The Baseline


Cengage Learning



Cengage Learning

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788131522363

ISBN-10 8131522369


Number of Pages 312 Pages
Language (English)

Project management

Schedule and cost control are the key elements of successful project management. Yet, over 80% of all projects start with underestimated schedules and costs and are doomed to exceed projections before they begin. This clear and concise book demonstrates how to establish realistic estimates for successful project completion. It illustrates how to control a projects schedule and costs, but more importantly, it shows the reader how to develop the projects plans and processes so that controlling the schedule and costs are achievable goals.

Shows how to map capabilities against customer requirements and what to do when they dont match.
Offers a clear understanding of the activities, concepts, techniques and tools of project schedule and cost control that can be applied to any industry.
Contains numerous cases studies, examples and exercises to demonstrate all the techniques and tools needed to develop and use a successful schedule and cost control system and to aid instruction.
Provides techniques for developing more accurate schedule and cost estimates, monitoring and controlling schedules and costs so that the project stays in the baseline guidelines and for assessing and recovering projects that are outside established control parameters.
Gives recommendations for improving organizational processes that support project management activities.
WAV offers down-loadable schedule & cost control templates and a slide presentation highlighting critical points related to these components.

About the Author

James C. Taylor, PMP, has nearly 40 years of highly diversified experience in project and program management, marketing and business development in both the public and private sectors. His principal experience is in the information technology and engineering training industries including the design and development of flight simulator equipment and computer based flight-training courses for the U.S. Military. Mr. Taylor has taught graduate courses in project management, leadership and negotiation skills and strategies at Marymount University in Virginia and project management at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He has designed, developed and taught numerous core and IT project management courses as well as contracting courses for project managers. He also was previously the Senior Advisor at ESI International, the worlds largest provider of project management training and actively managed the development and update of all of ESIs project management courses. Jim has been an active speaker over the years and he has authored numerous articles and books in the field of project management.

Mr. Taylor has a BS in Mathematics and a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering all from Auburn University and a MS in Organizational Development from Marymount University. He is a consultant in project management and project management training.