Triant Flouris is a prominent academic and administrator in aviation management education; Dennis Lock has more than forty years experience in practising, lecturing and writing about project management. When these two experts combined their considerable talents to write their earlier book Aviation Project Management, it was little wonder that distinguished reviewers gave generous praise and acclaimed it as a welcome addition to what, until then, had been a neglected field. That first title was structured as an essential primer for managers and students. The authors have now written this more in-depth book for managers and students who need to study aviation project management in much greater detail, as well as critically connect project management within an aviation context to prudent business decision-making. Aviation project management is described in considerable detail throughout all stages of a lifecycle that begins when the project is only a vague concept and does not end until the project has been successfully completed, fully documented, and put into operational service. Aviation projects have commonly failed to deliver their expected outcomes on time and have greatly exceeded their intended budgets. Many of those failures would have been prevented if the project managers had adhered to the sound principles of project management, as described and demonstrated throughout this book.
Dr Triant Flouris is Dean of the School of Aviation Sciences and Professor of Aviation Management at Daniel Webster College. He is the author of numerous journal articles and several books and a well known global expert on aviation management.
Contents: Foreword, William DeCota; Foreword, Yiannis Paraschis; Preface; The nature of projects and their management; Factors for project success or failure; Project definition; Strategic decisions; Estimating the project costs; Evaluating an aviation investment project and preparing a business case; Project authorization; Organizing the project; Some key roles and stakeholders in the project organization; Work breakdown and coding; Relating the project dimensions of work, organization and cost; Introduction to detailed project planning; An introduction to critical path network analysis; Critical path network analysis in more practical detail; Principles of resource scheduling; More advanced aspects of resource scheduling; Planning for risk and uncertainty in aviation projects; Contracts and terms of payment; Purchasing - part 1: principles and initial ordering; Purchasing - part 2: the supply chain; Managing project start-up; Managing progress; Managing changes; Managing project costs; Managing project cash flows; Reporting progress and costs; Project closedown; Bibliography; Index.