Fundamentals of Project Management explains how to use the latest project management planning and control tools and techniques used by the planning software, the APM BoK 5ed, the PMBOK 4ed and the unit standards level 4.
The text uses plenty of worked examples and exercises to explain how to use all the body of knowledge topics and particularly the Project Management Process, and the Project Management Plan.
- Project managers new to project management who are managing projects of limited complexity.
- Project team members who are responsible for performing all the calculations, reporting and the administration functions.
- Contractors, suppliers and consultants who participate in projects.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 2: History of Project Management
Chapter 3: Project Management Standards
Chapter 4: Project Integration
Chapter 5: Project Management Process
Chapter 6: Project Management Plan
Chapter 7: Project Lifecycle
Chapter 8: Feasibility Study
Chapter 9: Scope Management
Chapter 10: WBS
Chapter 11: Time Management (Estimating Time)
Chapter 12: CPM
Chapter 13: Gantt Chart
Chapter 14: Procurement Schedule
Chapter 15: Resource Planning
Chapter 16: Cost Management (Estimating Costs)
Chapter 17: Project Cashflow
Chapter 18: Execution, Monitoring and Control
Chapter 19: Earned Value
Chapter 20: Risk Management
Chapter 21: Quality Management
Chapter 22: Communication Management
Chapter 23: Project Meetings
Chapter 24: Project Organization Structures
Chapter 25: Project Teams
Chapter 26: Project Management Office
Chapter 27: Managing Small Projects
Chapter 28: Event Management
Fundamentals of Project Management has been written to explain the fundaments of the project management planning and control techniques. The content of this book has been updated to include the new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (fourth edition) [PMBOK 4ed] and the new edition of the Association of Project Management Body of Knowledge (fifth edition) [APM BoK 5ed].
The book includes worked examples and exercises to help explain how to calculate and apply the key project management principles, tools, techniques and processes.
This book is ideal for project managers who are entering the field of project management and need a solid platform of project management techniques to manage small projects or sub-projects which have a limited scope of work, limited number of resources, a small budget and are of limited complexity.
This book is also ideal for project team members who need to understand the basic principles of project management so that they can support the project manager and carry out the project administration functions within the project office. As a team member this might involve gathering and processing project data, monitoring and reporting project progress, managing scope change control, administrating documentation control and expediting progress.
Learning Outcomes: The aim of this book is to help project managers and project team members acquire the competency and knowledge they need to calculate and process all the project management planning and control tools and techniques. It will also explain the content of the body of knowledge to give a clear understanding of its content, terminology and application.
Unit Standards: There are a number of countries offering national certificates in project management linked to their own unit standards. This book is mapped to SAQA 50800 (level 4) unit standards. A level 4 qualification recognises specialist learning and involves detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs.
Body of Knowledge Mapping: A new feature of FPM is the body of knowledge mapping at the beginning of most chapters. The relevant knowledge area sections and unit standard outcomes are mapped to the chapters within the book. This should help lecturers in their course development and course approval.
Chapter Sequence: The sequences of the chapters are structured to strike a balance between the sequence used by the PMBOK 4ed knowledge areas and the modules used in project management courses.