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Early Project Appraisal : Making the Initial Choices - Knut Samset

Early Project Appraisal

Making the Initial Choices

Hardcover Published: 11th August 2010
ISBN: 9780230273245
Number Of Pages: 286

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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.

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
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
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ISBN: 9780230273245
ISBN-10: 0230273246
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 11th August 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1