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  • Project Management Journal

    Prudent and reasonable project management member content locked

    By Cleland, David I. Despite some successes, too many large construction projects are not prudently managed. Too many encounter problems attributable to management failures. This article describes a model for achieving…

  • Project Management Journal

    Planning project management member content locked

    By Dinsmore, Paul C. The outcome of a project--its success or failure--is determined by the quality of its management plan, also known as a project management strategic plan (PMSP). This article discusses how project…

  • Project Management Journal

    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.…

  • Project Management Journal

    Integrated project planning and management member content locked

    By Goodman, Louis J. Numerous projects continue to fail to meet client requirements--failures caused by mismanagement and wasted resources--because numerous project managers lack the proper discipline, education, and…

  • Project Management Quarterly

    Quality assurance for engineering computer programs in the project environment

    By Richter, Horst P. Engineers have long-used hand calculations when designing the components needed to realize engineering projects. When engineering computer programs (ECP) became available, many engineers thought…

  • Project Management Quarterly

    The net present value criterion

    By Bey, Roger B. | Doersch, Robert H. | Patterson, James H. Many projects have experienced schedule delays resulting from the sponsor's failure to appropriately schedule the availability of the financial resources needed to cover the project's costs. This…

  • Project Management Quarterly

    Defining a project management system

    By Cleland, David I. Project management is now viewed--by practitioners and scholars--as an evolution of management theory. With the discipline's rise has come the emergence of another management field, the systems…