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Managing construction projects : an information processing approach

Author: Graham Winch
Publisher: Chichester ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Project management is of critical importance in construction, yet its execution poses major challenges. In order to keep a project on track, decisions often have to be made before all the necessary information is available. Drawing on a wide range of research, Managing Construction Projects proposes new ways of thinking about project management in construction, exploring the skills required to manage uncertainty and  Read more...
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Winch, Graham.
Managing construction projects.
Chichester ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2010
(DLC) 2009016226
(OCoLC)319955174
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Winch
ISBN: 9781444314694 1444314696
OCLC Number: 820009807
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 522 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. I Introduction --
1 The Management of Construction Projects --
2 The Context of Construction Project Management --
pt. II Defining the Project Mission --
3 Deciding What the Client Wants --
4 Managing Stakeholders --
pt. III Mobilising the Resource Base --
5 Forming the Project Coalition --
6 Motivating the Project Coalition --
7 Managing the Dynamics of the Supply Chain --
pt. IV Riding the Project Life Cycle --
8 Minimising Client Surprise --
9 Defining Problems and Generating Solutions --
10 Managing the Budget --
11 Managing the Programme --
12 Managing Conformance --
13 Managing Uncertainty and Risk on the Project --
14 Managing the Project Information Flow --
pt. V Leading the Project Coalition --
15 Designing Effective Project Organisations --
16 Infusing the Project Mission --
17 Conclusions: Revaluing Construction Project.
Responsibility: Graham M. Winch.

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