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by Rory Burke

PMT3ed New Edition - available Jan 2019

Planning and Control Techniques incorporating PMBOK 6ed, APM BoK 6ed and the latest planning software. Project management systems approach for managing a range of projects – including industry 4.0 artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

978-0-9941492-3-7 - PMT3ed print 
978-0-9941492-4-4 - PMT3ed ebook 

Size: 448 pages

Price: £29.95, US$39.95, A$59.95, R475

Project Management Techniques (Third College Edition) has been written for the experienced project manager responsible for producing the project’s deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter.
At this level, the project manager needs to know how to develop and manage a planning and control system that integrates all the team members, resources, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and components of the project.
 This book will help the project manager develop decision-making skills to trade-off conflicting parameters and individual plans to enable the project to converge on an optimum project plan, build-method and execution strategy.
 Reporting to the project sponsor or programme manager, the project manager is appointed as the project’s single point of responsibility and authorized to use company resources as outlined in the project charter.

The new edition of 'Project Management Techniques' (Third College Edition) is aligned to:
APM BoK 6ed
SAQA 58395 NQF 5 (mapped)

The new edition will include the following changes:

New chapter: Request for Proposal (link outsourcing work to the project life cycle)
New appendix: Portfolio and Programme Management
New appendix: Smart Project Manager (using Industry 4.0 and AI systems)
New section: Agile Project Management (outline the technique).
New section: Sustainable Project Management (outline application to projects).
Expand: Project Plan (explain the iterative spiral development).

The new edition of PMT3ed will include following changes:

Foreword by Prof P Steyn, Cranefield College of Programme and Project Management

Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Add: Industry 4.0 in types of projects
Add: Sustainable PM
Add: Agile PM
Remove: Role of the sponsor and steering board

Chapter 2: Project Life Cycle Add; IT / Industry 4.0 cyber-physical programme life cycle example

Chapter 3: Project Management Process

Chapter 4: Project Methodology

Chapter 5: Managing Project Stakeholders Move chapter to end section where the human side of project management is discussed

Chapter 5: Request for Proposal New chapter: Outline the structure of Request for Proposal process and link the information gathering to the funnel and gates process and the project life cycle

Chapter 6: Corporate Strategy Phase

Chapter 7: Project Feasibility Phase

Chapter 8: Project Definition Phase

Chapter 9: Project Execution Phase

Chapter 10: Project Commissioning and Handover Phase

Chapter 11: Operational Phase

Chapter 12: Project Plan Expand: Explain in more detail the iterative spiral approach to developing the project plan

Chapter 13: Scope Management Add: Scope trade-off with other knowledge areas

Chapter 14: WBS

Chapter 15: Time Management Expand: Milestones, Keydates

Chapter 16: CPM

Chapter 17: Gantt Charts

Chapter 18: Project Procurement
Add: How to project manage the multi-company supply chain
Add: Trade-off with other knowedge areas

Chapter 19: Resource Planning
Add: Trade-off with other knowedge areas

Chapter 20: Cost Management

Chapter 21: Project Cash Flow

Chapter 22: Project Execution

Chapter 23: Earned Value

Chapter 24: Quality Management

Chapter 25: Communication Management

Chapter 26: Risk Management

Chapter 27: Project Leadership

Chapter 28: Project Teams

Chapter 29: Project Organisation Structures

Chapter ?: Project Stakeholder Management Moved from Chapter 5

Appendix 1: Project Selection (DCF)

Appendix 2: Acceleration and Crashing

Appendix 3: Portfolio and Programme Management
New appendix: Outlines the structure of Portfolio and Programme Management, and show the project manager's role within the programme management umbrella

Appendix 4: Smart Project Manager
New appendix: Smart Project Manager – this appendix discusses how cyber-physcial, AI, algorithms, mobile connectivity and Internet can be used to enhance planning and control techniques

Appendix 5: Guest Paper

New appendix: Project Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy, by Prof P Steyn, Cranefield College of Programme and Project Management

Rory Burke