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AR 444

Introduction to Management, Practice and Law
Fall 2011
Dr. Hamdy Ellaithy

Chapter 1-1

PM Introduction
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Contents

1. Construction Industry
2. Project, Program, and Portfolio
3. Project Manager and Leadership
4. Project Life Cycle
5. PM Challenges
6. PM Knowledge Areas
7. Network Diagrams
8. Types of Organizations

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I- 1 Construction Industry



Diversity of stakeholders; Owners, designers, contractors,
field managers, craftsmen, suppliers, customers



Outcome is usually custom made “particularity”



Uncontrollable variables in a dynamic changing
environment



Large scale projects

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Challenges
• Completion
• Complexity
• Dynamic changes
• Emerging technology
• Knowledge management
• Funding
• Leadership and development

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II. Project, Program, and Portfolio
• A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to produce a unique product or service

– Temporary – Definitive beginning and end
– Unique – New undertaking, unfamiliar ground
– Management: achieving objective within a time bound with specific resources by utilizing others

Temporary

Characteristics of
Projects

Unique

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Project
A Project comprises of:




Organized effort for a set of activities aiming at completing a common purpose (deliverable) – Defined scope, schedule, cost, and quality targets
Managed by a single, responsible organization
Performed by one or more organizations

Project management:
is the application of skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders for a project. The purpose of project management is prediction and prevention, Not recognition Nor reaction






Definition: Application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to Focused on the accomplishment of the project
Manages all functions necessary to meet objectives
Project Manager
Disbands at the end of the project
Engineering

Inside Plant

O&M
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Program
“Program Management refers to the selection and support of projects and investment which are guided by the organization strategic plans and availability of resources .” Program Management Handbook

A Program comprises of:
• Group of projects related to business plan (synchronization) • Long term or strategic initiative (on going)
• Method for organization of multi projects

Company/Organization

Program 1

Project 1

Project 2

Program 2

Project 3

Program 3

Initiative 1

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Portfolio: Three-Tier Approach (Huge Organizations)

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What is Project Management?

Project Management is the application of skills, knowledge,...
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