Early Project Appraisal: Making the Initial Choices by K. SamsetEarly Project Appraisal: Making the Initial Choices by K. Samset

Early Project Appraisal: Making the Initial Choices

byK. Samset

Hardcover | August 11, 2010

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Focusing on turning an initial idea into a project with a successful outcome, this book fills a gap in current literature on project management and is thoroughly grounded in the latest research in this field. It emphasizes the practical application of decision making based on qualitative and judgmental information.
KNUT SAMSET is Professor of Project Management at the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, www.ntnu.no. He is the Founding Director of the Concept Research Programme on Front-end Management of Large Investment Projects, and Founding Director and Senior Partner of Scantea...
Title:Early Project Appraisal: Making the Initial ChoicesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:August 11, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230273246

ISBN - 13:9780230273245


Table of Contents

PART I: FRONT END MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS Attributes of a Project Successful Projects Three Perspectives on a Project Three Main Phases in a Project Uncertainty, Risk and Opportunities Possibilities of Foreseeing Strategic Guidance and Tactical Flexibility The Problem of Cost The Problem of Utility What is a Concept? Project Alignment: Needs, Objectives and Effects Objectives and their Formulation Methods and Analyses in the Front End Phase Quality of Information Front-end Assessment and the Decision to Finance a Project Three Steps in Front End Assessment: Definition, Development and Appraisal of Concept PART II: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES Systems Analysis SWOT Analysis Strategy Analysis - Logical Framework Rough Analysis of Uncertainty Strategic Frames for Implementation Top-down Probability-based Cost Estimation Assessing Profitability Expressions of Costs and Benefits Probability-based Progress Analysis Evaluating Projects Boondoggles and White Elephants