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Description - Project Scheduling and Cost Control by James C. Taylor

Schedule and cost control are the key elements of successful project management. Yet, over 80% of all projects start with underestimated schedules and costs and are doomed to exceed projections before they begin. This clear and concise book demonstrates how to establish realistic estimates for successful project completion. It illustrates how to control a project's schedule and costs, but more importantly, it shows the reader how to develop the project's plans and processes so that controlling the schedule and costs are achievable goals.Key FeaturesShows how to map capabilities against customer requirements and what to do when they don't matchOffers a clear understanding of the activities, concepts, techniques, and tools of project schedule and cost control that can be applied to any industryContains numerous cases studies, examples and exercises to demonstrate all the techniques and tools needed to develop and use a successful schedule and cost control system and to aid instructionProvides techniques for developing more accurate schedule and cost estimates, monitoring and controlling schedules and costs so that the project stays in the baseline guidelines and for assessing and recovering projects that are outside established control parametersGives recommendations for improving organizational processes that support project management activities

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932159110
ISBN-10: 1932159118
Format: Hardback
(232mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: J Ross Publishing
Publisher: J Ross Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James C. Taylor

James C. Taylor, PMP, has nearly 40 years of highly diversified experience in project and program management, marketing, and business development in both the public and private sectors. His principal experience is in the information technology and engineering training industries including the design and development of flight simulator equipment and computer based flight-training courses for the U.S. Military. Mr. Taylor has taught graduate courses in project management, leadership, and negotiation skills and strategies at Marymount University in Virginia and project management at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He has designed, developed, and taught numerous core and IT project management courses as well as contracting courses for project managers. He also was previously the Senior Advisor at ESI International, the world's largest provider of project management training and actively managed the development and update of all of ESI's project management courses. Jim has been an active speaker over the years and he has authored numerous articles and books in the field of project management. Mr. Taylor has a BS in Mathematics and a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering all from Auburn University and a MS in Organizational Development from Marymount University. He is a consultant in project management and project management training. Mr. Taylor lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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