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ulysses garcia
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Will you please give me some info of books for planning guide . thanks

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Dear ALL,

Refer to the link for the following websites.

http://ronmag.weebly.com

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Hi PMKB
Could you pl explain little that where and how I can get some projectmanagement literature free. I visited the site you mentioned but I could not figure out where should I click to get it.

Thanks
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all

does anybody know what book is recommended for oil & gas pipeline projects?

There are many planning books published, but I have never found one that is specific for oil & gas projects.

Most of the books are written for building works


Help me pls

ulysses garcia
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Obre,

The book you made mentioned is somewhat familiar to me, It seems i knew this book, since i was working in DPH public works when i newly earned my degree in engineering,
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{quote}Wow MIT is giving away for free all their courses, you don?t even need to sign up, i can?t believe my eyes, right now i am downloading Project Management, Spring 2004 by Dr. Nathaniel Osgood.

It is free so go and pick up what you want

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm{/quote}

Thanks mimoune. I was not aware of this one before.

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R. Catalan
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Hi All,

Will help and try to find that book for everybody.

There’s a book printed also by RS Means way back in 90’s (Planning & Scheduling Manual) I would suggest to be a useful reference in PERT/CPM.

Cheers,

Burley

Raviraj Bhedase
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Good books available

http://www.ce.cmu.edu/pmbook/

Check this

Cheers,

Raviraj A Bhedase
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Charlie
I think Tricky Dicky was the last person to inherit the problem
One many would say was created by Roosvelt
You are correct in your assumption that the West was concerned about Communist Insurgencies that is why Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and to a certain extent Thailand were assisted either milatarily or with economic measures.
As for Pinochet, there were a number of factors here not least the control of minerals, generally the USA concern is not ideological but strategic based on control of what they need.
If you dont believe me, why was Saddam Hussein first supported and then removed.
You may also look toward China and their support of the communists pre 1949
It is I believe called stategic planning.
As to whether Ferdinand printed your CPM book because America told him so I am not sure however it seems unlikely judging by the quality of a great number of these projects. I can only assume that the man who loaned the money was more concerned on the pay back than the means of completion. (be that stategic or financial)
Still would be interesting to see how in 30 years planning has changed so a scanned copy of the book would be good to see
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Hi Nieman and David,

I will give you a brief history.

During the early and middle 70’s, US of A is losing the war in Vietnam. The President of USA (Richard Nixon) feared domino effect, meaning losing all Asia to the commies as in Communist.

So to mitigate falling all Asia to Communist, the US of A propped Dictatorship sympathic or under the control of Uncle SAM. This happened also in South American Countries like Pinochet of Chile, etc.

For the dictotorship to gain the support of his countryman, he needs livelihood projects so that the people will not go hungry. The dictator do not have money so Uncle Sam loan him money and embarked on a massive construction activities related to infrastructures

That is the brief history related to the book.

So so to efficiently manage the loan a project management system must be in place.

My post number 14, "The title of the book: PERT / CPM Construction Management in government project"

Another post "The Philippine Government printed a lot of this book and distributed it to all government engineers including my dad."

In conclusion, I did inform the title of the book.

Also, the book is printed by the Philippine Goverment, so you may not find it in Amazon.com or other website selling books.

Lately, I really dont know if this book is still in circulation in Philippine Government Agencies.

I only told Ulyses to find the book hoping that maybe, he got some friends, relatives whose Dad work in DPWH, DOT DepEd, these are the agencies implementing infra works, so that he can inquire and borrow the book if available.

The good news is that the essential of planning is found in all planning books. However, some book from other countries do not want to acknowledge the origin of PERT/CPM. How PERT/CPM become a success stories. So the reader of this book do not believe that PERT/CPM is the best ever.

BUT it is different with the book im saying here because it did claim to have success stories of projects using PERT/CPM.

Cheers,

Charlie
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Come on Charlie

Float above all the implied insults and frustration - if you know of a book which has been instrumental in teaching you how to plan, you should let Planning Planet know, so we can all find this bible. That is after all why we log in every day, to help each other.
The value will be enormous on Amazon, because you have whetted so many appetites for it!
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Charlie…

Did I dream it or did you almost reply to my request that you check the title of the book you recommended as I was trying to follow your advice and find a copy.

I think you might have made a mistake in recollecting the title as Amazon and AbeBooks have no reference too it. As it was so important in your mastering of the essentials of proper project management I am sure you must remember the author?

Please can you assist me further?

Thanks in anticipation.

David
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Okay Charlie... less of the BS... what is the name of the book! Really, it is no use giving us half the story... for goodness sake why don’t you at least once back up some of your crack-pot postings.

And, on that occassion, offence was intended!

Ooops... did I have a minor rant then?
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Hello Kinley Brown,

You are good or maybe the best.

The Philippine Government printed a lot of this book and distributed it to all government engineers including my dad.

The Presidential Decree was futher strengthen by P. D. 1081. It makes mandatory to have PERT/CPM part of the bid submission (technical aspect)irrespective of size. So, it was not only government engineers that got knowledge of PERT/CPM but also engineers from the contractor side getting involve with bids or tender.

1975 I’m just a kid at thirteen, not even thinking that i will kidnap the best book from my Dad’s library. I lost the book, but the fundamental or essentials is in my soul. It is very easy to catch a person with no strong base in the basic of planning, PERT/CPM

Cheers,

Charlie

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Extract from Presidential Decree No. 759 dated 31 July 1975.

"No program of work for any project which requires special site investigation, survey, and construction plans shall be approved unless such plans are used as basis of the program: Provided, That for projects with an estimated cost of P1000,000 or more, the PERT/CPM technique shall be used and a time-scaled diagram of the activities shall as well a monthly cash flow shall be made part of the program of work. The PERT/CPM diagram shall be used by the agency concerned as a basis for, inter alia, monitoring the progress of work, making progress payments, and assessing claims for extra cost and time extension."

He may not have been perfect, but Ferdinand was ahead of many when it claim to planning.
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Charlie
I think the first person wanted books on planning not on history of planning

Now where did I put my shoes and money
Oh yes Switzerland

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Charlie
I am suprised you were not moderated there is a large number of people who do not come from the USA
Also a large number I would summise who do not feel it is the greatest

That however is not for this forum
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Thanks for the tip Charleston.

Would you be good enough to check the title (and maybe the author) please. I checked AbeBooks as I thought there would be a few second-hand copies around following FM’s downfall but there is nothing around.

Thanks also for explaining; I have always wondered what ‘US of A’ was an abbreviation of. :-)

David
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Ulyses,

There was a book that the Goverment of the Republic of the Philippines during the Presidency of Ferdinand Marcos made it mandatory for all engineers to read and study and to use in project implementation.

The title of the book: PERT / CPM Construction Management in government project

A very simple title but the content are exhustive on the fundamental of PERT/CPM Construction Mangement. You will be trained on the forward pass and backward pass that new generation of planners find it hard to compute.

It also dwell on the development of PERT/CPM. Of course this project management idea comes from the greatest state at present: the US of A (United States of America).

I kidnaped the book from my dad and use it in my college days, on-job-training, teaching day, early days in construction, etc., etc., until i lost the book.

My advise: try to find that book, all the essential for proper project planning are there for you to master.
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Got it thankls guys

Cheers

Alastair
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Alastair

just go to
http://ocw.mit.edu/ans15436/ZipForEndUsers/1/1-040Spring-2004/1-040Sprin...

by the way you can browse and download many courses, in such many field
Alastair Morrison
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Great how do I search for this course? Is there a specific page?

Thanks


Alastair
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Ulysses

Wow MIT is giving away for free all their courses, you don’t even need to sign up, i can’t believe my eyes, right now i am downloading Project Management, Spring 2004 by Dr. Nathaniel Osgood.

It is free so go and pick up what you want

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm

by the way it seems they use p3 and expedition for their project ( home work).

Friendly yours
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You may want to look at my web site. You can download some sample chapters of my books.

Paul E Harris
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www.eh.com.au
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Two books I would recommend for anyone in planning or project management

1. Project Management Planning and Control by Rory Burke, I have the second edition it may have moved on to more recent editions.

2. Project Management by Dennis Lock (Gower) I have sixth edition again this now be a later edition.

Hope this is of use to you

Rgds

Alastair Morrison
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Look at the following web sites:
http://www.ce.cmu.edu/pmbook/
http://www.theconstructionlibrary.com/
Alexandre
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I recommend, “CPM in Construction Management, Sixth Edition” by Plotnick & O’Brien, published by Mc Graw Hill. It is a very thorough book. Good luck!
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Hi Ulysses,

You could also try the APM Body of Knowledge and Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2, which also deals with planning.

Chris Oggham
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Hi Ulysses,

PMBook, Project Management Book of Knowledge.

Primavera Planning Manuals..

Cheers,

Charlie