The long planning horizon of complex projects defy the traditional project management concepts of deterministic schedules, costs, risks, and assumptions. Large cost overruns and benefit shortfalls are all too common. Virtually all major projects involve complex interfaces among diverse stakeholders, many of which have no direct contractual relationships, yet they share critical interfaces that can mean the difference between great success and huge failure. This unique book presents a holistic view of a new discipline called project interface management, which is planning, coordinating, and controlling of the work of others at project interfaces. It includes numerous processes, tools, and techniques and aligns critical interactions among project management, systems engineering, and operations management to reduce project risk and increase successful system design, development, completion, and transition of major projects. This cutting-edge text is designed for use in graduate-level project management and system engineering courses, executive education programs, and will serve as a professional reference. It will show professional project managers, systems engineers, executives, managers, and students how to plan, implement, and manage interfaces in real-world practice using a simple cost-effective approach. It is a must-read for those dealing with complex industrial projects and in government, defense, aerospace, energy, information technology, education, transportation, and infrastructure. SOFTWARE TOOLS In addition to the WAV material mentioned below, and to enhance learning and provide readers with hands-on experience in the processes described in the book, the authors have entered into an agreement with Kongsberg to allow instructors who are using the book as a textbook, along with their students who are also using the book, six-month temporary limited access to Kongsberg Seaflex WIR. In addition, this agreement allows individual readers who purchase new copies of this book from authorized resellers limited access to predefined projects. Instructors and individual book purchasers may contact Kongsberg to sign up by navigating to https://www.interfaceregister.com/imbook.aspx. Key Features * Details how project interface management can address many of the issues contributing to large cost overruns and significant under-delivery on major projects * Articulates why interface planning is critical and must align with the project plan for design, development, and delivery * Destroys the common misconceptions that project interface management is only applicable within technical or engineering functions and that acquiring an applicable software tool is all one needs to improve major capital project outcomes * Discusses the need to systematically identify, document, and manage technical, project, organizational, and industry interfaces on major projects to ensure effective system integration and adherence to project constraints, while meeting stakeholder expectations and industry regulations * Describes ways to effectively and efficiently manage interfaces during project execution that minimize the risk of rework during integration * Demonstrates how to perform interface management during project execution using an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project execution model * Provides practical guidance on how to plan and implement a project interface management program that incorporates proven practices in a variety of domains * WAV material for all readers includes figures and tables from the book in color, an excel workbook for setting up an interface management project, and numerous project document templates-available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com * WAV material for adopting professors include a PowerPoint slide deck for all chapters, an instructor Starter Guide, and a sample course outline-available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
Publisher: J Ross Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm
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