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    Matrix management in long-range planning

    By Cleland, David I. With the rise of project management has come a shift in the way organizations structure themselves, a shift from the strict line-structure to an informal matrix form. And with this shift has come an…

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    The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning

    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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    A questionnaire on project management for use in manager indoctrination and training

    By Archibald, Russell D. When the ITT Corporation decided to develop a program to train its project managers, it began its effort by first surveying its project managers so as to find out what they knew and what they did…

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    Project management and the planning process

    By Devlin, Harry Most discussions on managing construction projects focus on controlling the building phase and ignore the significance of managing the planning stage. This article explains why construction project…

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    Project planning with precedence lead/lag factors

    By Crandall, Keith C. The precedence networking convention using lead and lag notation provides a meaningful tool in the early stages of project planning and estimating. These concepts allow the user to formulate a…

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    Fast-track scheduling

    By Alcabes, Joseph Although fast-track scheduling is not a new process for managing projects, it is one that may have the most potential to significantly improve the outcome of large construction projects, especially…

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    Integrated project control

    By Hollander, Gerhard L. The TOPS project-control system finds the best combination of performance, schedule, and cost alternatives to complete the project with maximum profit. Utilizing the concepts described in the April…

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    Integrated project control

    By Hollander, Gerhard L. Over the past two decades, project management researchers and practitioners have developed numerous techniques for controlling a project's performance, and two of the most prominent are PERT and CPM…

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    Linear programming

    By Swanson, Lloyd A. Most project managers understand that crashing multiple project activities--those both on and off the critical path--can greatly reduce project duration and final cost, despite the fact that…

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    Flowcharting--an aid to project management

    By Staples, Robert G. Graphical presentations--more specifically, flowcharts--enable project managers to succinctly illustrate a project's objectives and long-range plans. These flowcharts also help project managers…

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