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Managing an Engineering Project

Managing an Engineering Project
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Author(s): Nayem Rahman (Systems Science, Portland State University, USA), Alexis Wittman (Portland State University, USA) and Sallam Thabet (Portland State University, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0196-1.ch004


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This chapter provides an overview of the comprehensive process in creating a “Project Plan” for an engineering project. The authors discuss the challenges of project management tasks, tools, and methods used. They also discuss and compare other commonly used project planning practices and techniques. This chapter includes authors' experiences drawn from their careers and industries that are applicable to projects of this nature. They propose methodical approaches to handle a large, and complex engineering and construction project that takes several years to complete. The project selected is a hypothetical biomass engineering plant considered for this examination.

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