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    Determining Contingencies in the Management of Construction Projects member content locked

    By Ortiz, José I. | Pellicer, Eugenio | Molenaar, Keith R. This research describes the managerial approaches that contractors follow to determine different types of contingencies in construction project management. Two large Spanish general contractors were…

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    When second means best member content open

    By Swanson, Sandra You're familiar with the scenario: Your team has persevered through a complex, big-budget project for a year, and you're only weeks from a new product launch. Then one day, you hear startling news:…

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    Keeping it real member content open

    By Hendershot, Steve Left on the outside, many project managers have conjured up their own idea of how strategic planning meetings work: Executives huddle around a conference table, plotting projects that will be…

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    Miracles do happen member content open

    By Zachariah, Jacob Experienced project professionals have long touted the importance of planning a project before launching the actual effort. This article reports how one project manager relied on a year-long…

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    New thinking pays off for plant project member content open

    By Spanholtz, Detlev | Stokes, Jim Xaloy Inc. of Pulaski, Va., managed an international start-up project to build a high-tech fabrication plant in Thailand. Production began 11 months after project approval, and completed within a…

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    Setting the stage for a new profession member content open

    By Webster, Francis Marion This article offers a short history of project management practices and the development of the project management profession as it took place following World War II. The needs of the defense and…

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    The challenge of project management member content locked

    By Rustin, A. In addition to planning for the known project events, project managers could avoid project problems by also planning for the unknown events that can delay project delivery and escalate project cost.…

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    The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning member content open

    By Karns, Lanny A. | Swanson, Lloyd A. Project managers often use either CPM or PERT to plan, monitor, and control their projects. What these managers come to understand is that each network diagram uses a different approach for…

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