Construction Program Management (Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management)

Construction Program Management (Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management)

By: Joseph Delaney (author)Hardback

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Although construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, it lags behind other industries in its implementation of modern management techniques such as those contained in the Standard for Program Management (the Standard) by the Project Management Institute (PMI (R)). Construction Program Management details the successful use of the PMI (R) approach for the construction of capital programs. It demonstrates, through case studies, how implementation of PMI's set of tools and techniques can improve the chances of program success. Exploring tactical and strategic management methods, the book outlines a structured, process-based approach to construction program management that leverages structure to bring order to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming challenge. The opening chapter focuses on basic definitions of project management and program management-highlighting their similarities and differences. A summary review of the Standard describes how these management concepts can be applied to capital construction programs. Explains how to apply the principles of PMI (R)'s Standard for Program Management to construction programs Describes the difference between leadership (strategic) and management (tactical) skills Compares and contrasts the program management principles included in the PMI (R) Body of Knowledge with those of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA (R)) Through the use of case studies this book provides students, practitioners, and stakeholders with a guided tour through each phase of the program management life cycle. Using language that is easy to understand, the book shows that with the right team, the right leader, and the proper implementation of the steps outlined, all programs can obtain true success.

About Author

Joseph Delaney is president and general manager of the construction management services group at Delaney CMS in Union Springs, New York. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., C&S's program and construction management company, where he started the agency construction management business, and in his 12-year career there, developed it into the fastest-growing and most profitable of the firms' business units. At C&S, Joe was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. In his 25 years as a construction professional, Joe has served in many roles including those of project engineer, design coordinator, superintendent, construction manager, program manager, general manager, and president. Joe is a licensed professional engineer, holds the Program Management Professional (PgMP (R)) credential, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM (R)), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED (R)) accredited professional. Joe is the only person in the world with all of these credentials. In addition, he is an expert critical path method scheduler and has presented both nationally and internationally on construction program management. Joe received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and has provided leadership training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Joe was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS's (a woman-owned business enterprise) vision for equality and empowerment.


Process-Based Management Approach Introduction Project Management Program Management Introduction to the Standard for Program Management by PMI The Three Themes of Program Management Program Management Life Cycle Case Study of an Effective Process-Based Management Approach Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas Program Management Process Groups Introduction Process Groups as CM Processes Initiation Process Planning Process Execution Process Closure Process Construction Program Management Life Cycle Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas Initiation Process Introduction. Management versus Leadership Defining the Ultimate Purpose Determining Justification and Feasibility Program Charter Identifying Risk Case Study of an Effective CM Initiation Process Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas Planning Process Introduction Program Management Plan Creating the Master Schedule Creating the Master Budget Developing the Quality Management Plan Developing the Risk Management Plan Developing the Safety Plan Developing the Change Management Plan Developing the Communications Management Plan Establishing Rules of Engagement Roles and Responsibilities of the Program Team Planning and Scheduling Requirements Critical Intermediate Construction Milestones Critical Contract Milestones Safety Policies and Procedures Alternative Dispute Resolution Developing the Transition Plan Case Study of an Effective Planning Process Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas Execution Process Introduction Construction Execution Phases Design Constructability Analysis Value Engineering Scope Reduction Procurement Construction Partnering and Project Labor Agreements Monitoring and Controlling Schedule, Cost, and Quality Case Study of an Effective Monitoring and Control Process Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas The Closure Process Introduction Acceptance of the Results Managing Contract Closeout Transitioning to Operations Reporting Lessons-Learned Chapter Summary and Key Ideas Chapter Summary Key Ideas Endnotes

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781466575042
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 199
  • ID: 9781466575042
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1466575042

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