The process of managing, allocating and timing resources to achieve a given goal in an efficient and expedient manner has emerged as a separate discipline that is being increasingly embraced by various sectors, ranging from business to engineering. This text demonstrates with numerous examples, how three categories of tools management practices, optimization models and computer applications complement one another to enhance overall project management. The book considers traditional project management, modern applications of operations research methodologies and computer applications as well as supporting topics such as forecasting and inventory management. It also reviews other methodologies, such as regression analysis and decision making methodologies that a project manager may utilize. Chapters are organized hierarchically in order to illustrate the incremental steps in a project management process from setting project goals to terminating the project. The text also features numerous examples and a chapter-length case study.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)