"I believe that this publication has captured the best practices for planning and will become the reference document of note for organisations and their teams during future project deliveries."
David Birch, head of capital delivery project controls – National Grid
Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control offers practical guidance on all planning aspects of preparing to undertake a project, executing a project, controlling its delivery to budget, time and quality, and delivering it safely.
The main topics covered are:
- planning techniques and approaches;
- budgeting and cost control;
- scheduling practices;
- building networks;
- scheduling checks;
- management of baselines;
- performance reporting and record keeping.
The Project Planning & Control certification scheme
APMG International’s Project Planning & Control certification scheme has been developed in partnership with APM and is based on our Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control guide. The book acts as the perfect companion to the scheme, using diagrams where possible to present the areas of study in a clear, accessible way. A ring-bound study version is available for £49.95 (£44.95 for APM members). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Paperback: 246x189mm, 388pp, 2015
Author: APM Planning, Monitoring and Control Specific Interest Group
APM members should contact Turpin Distribution on +44 (0)1767 604951 to receive their 10% discount.
Having the appropriate knowledge to plan, schedule, monitor and control a project remains important for today’s practitioners. This book offers comprehensive coverage of all the relevant topics that make up that knowledge, and is structured in such a practical way that gaining that knowledge is easily done.
It is concise and accessible in its structure, with clear graphics and simple referencing. The book goes one step beyond other publications in covering all topics with equal importance, but equally it is clear where challenges and limitations in implementation may exist.
The book offers the opportunity for the project management community to implement tools within different project contexts and push the boundaries of our existing knowledge. That can only be a good thing. Practitioners should make full use of this opportunity to take project management to its next level by developing knowledge through practice.
Reviewed by Simon Addyman