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- xii, 333 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. CPM Scheduling -- Ch. 3. CPM Least Cost Scheduling -- Ch. 4. Precedence Diagramming -- Ch. 5. Advanced Precedence Diagramming -- Ch. 6. Precedence Diagramming With Bounded Activity Duration -- Ch. 7. PDM Least Cost Scheduling -- Ch. 8. Resources In Scheduling -- Ch. 9. Art of Scheduling -- App. A. Mathematical Basis -- App. B. Computer Applications.Includes bibliographical references (p. -327) and index.The book is a synthesis of the state-of-the-art in project management concepts and techniques. The author places particular emphasis on precedence diagramming (PDM), at present the most widely used scheduling method. New theoretical improvements of PDM are presented, several for the first time in a book, such as: maximal type of precedence relationships, calculating the minimal and maximal available project durations, leveling resources when maximal relationships are used, and precedence diagramming time-cost trade-off. Discussions of computer implementation are included throughout the book. A PC-based software package called ProjectDirector, containing the theoretical improvements described in the book, is available from the author. Audience: Researchers, undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, as well as practitioners, managers, and contractors interested in project management.