Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management
Written by Chitram Lutchman, a project management professional with more than 20 years of field and business experience, Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management gives you a more optimistic view of this exciting and challenging area. The book focuses on the essential requirements for successful execution of commercial and industrial projects. It differs from other project management books by focusing exclusively on the Execution Stage of the project, leveraging this opportunity for value maximization for the organization.
Lutchman identifies people, process, and systems readiness as key components of an overall Milestone Readiness Process. When managed properly, this readiness approach to project management greatly increases the ability of project leaders to deliver on budget and on schedule. The author highlights practical measures and tools that can be used by Project Leaders to promote smooth and controlled execution of a project, rewarding all stakeholders through a collective value maximization effort. He also pinpoints safety as a priority, strong leadership behaviors and stakeholder relations and management as key requirements for success. Lutchman draws on his in-the-trenches know-how and frontline experiences to provide practical recommendations for project execution requirements that, while intuitive, are very likely to be forgotten given the many competing priorities of project leaders.
Whether you are a seasoned professional with years of experience or a novice just getting your feet wet, this book enhances your preparedness, skills, and capabilities in project execution or project support roles. This easy-to-follow road map is well equipped with practical tools, ideas, and concepts that enhances your ability to keep projects on budget and on schedule.
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Chapter 1 The Project Cycle
Chapter 2 Practical Workforce Management Tips
Chapter 3 Practical Work Process Management Tips for Success in Project Execution
Chapter 5 People Readiness
Chapter 6 Process Readiness
Chapter 7 Systems Readiness
Chapter 8 Stakeholder Management
Sample Standard Operating Procedure
Sample Critical Practice
Sample Code of Practice
System Turnover Responsibilities and Method
Checks and Tests Performed by the Operations and Commissioning Organizations
System Turnover Documentation and Control
Glossary of Terms
Chapter 9 Managing the Budgets
A Model for the Future
Chapter 11 Conclusion