Dominant Project Management Series

Volumes 1 -4 of the ICS-Compendium

The Dominant Project Management Series is more than some high-level, generalized introduction to a “one size fits all” framework for Project Management across multiple industries. Instead, it contains complete, extensive, and cross-referenced discussions of Ideology, Methodology, Technology, and Ecology.

In this four-volume subset of the ICS-Compendium, you will find full treatment of all of the following topics:

  • Fundamentals and Principles of Project Management
  • Project Management Framework, Concepts, Methods, Steps, Guidelines, Methodology, Processes, Tools and Techniques
  • Project Monitoring and Control, Information Systems, and Construction Management Technology

Dominant Project Management Series Follows Cognitive T.I.M.E. Framework

The Dominant Project Management Series contains four volumes, each written with a different aspect of Project Time Management in mind. The four “aspects” of Project Time Management, according to the ICS-Compendium anyway, align with what we call the Cognitive T.I.M.E. Framework.

[Note: Even though this title includes the word “cognitive,” the framework is equally useful for framing discussions of Project Time Management according to Dominant Project Management thinking, too.]

Volumes Comprising the Dominant Project Management Series

The first four volumes of the ICS-Compendium constitute the Dominant Project Management Series. While these books can be read in any order, we recommend that you digest them in numerical order. If you are pressed for time and can only read two of the books, then consider Volume 1 followed by Volume 3. Again we point to one of the most salient features of the ICS-Compendium, that all volumes utilize the same terminology, as defined by the ICS-Dictionary.

CPM Mechanics: The Critical Path Method of Modeling Project Execution Strategy

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This is not only the first book in the Dominant Project Management Series, it is also the first and most fundamental book in all of the ICS-Compendium. This is because if one does not truly understand how the Critical Path Method works “under the hood,” it is nearly impossible to create a finely tuned and well functioning Project Schedule.

Understanding Project Time Management: The Critical Path Method of Managing Project Execution Strategy

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To be sure, Project Time Management is more than just creating a Project Schedule and issuing periodic reports and analyses. The culmination and true essence of Project Time Management is on how it is integrated into the greater fabric of Construction Project Management (Volume 4). Before one can utilize the Project Schedule (and its important informational content) however, one must first create and then consistently maintain the Project Schedule (Volume 3).

But before one can create a credible Project Schedule, in addition to knowing how the Critical Path Method works “under the hood” (Volume 1), one must have a solid and comprehensive understanding of the performing organization’s ideological approach to the project (Volume 2). Project Time Management, even according to Dominant Project Management, is highly subjective and reflective of the unique culture and ideology of the performing organization. This book teaches how Owners and Contractors can examine, recognize, evaluate, and better understand their own Project Time Management ideology.

Understanding Project Time Management: The Critical Path Method of Managing Project Execution Strategy

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At last we are ready to talk the reader through the various phases of Schedule Design, Schedule Development, Schedule Maintenance, and Schedule Usage. This is a practical book aimed at helping the organization to craft its own unique approach to Planning and Scheduling that  (a) is in concert with the overarching Ideology of the performing groups, and (b) is well within the practical capabilities of the prevailing (Planning and Scheduling) Technology.

Understanding Project Time Management: The Critical Path Method of Managing Project Execution Strategy

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The final book in the Dominant Project Management Series steps up one level from Project Time Management, and looks candidly at Project Management itself, with an eye toward spotting how the latter can, and often does, negatively affect the former. Project Time Management is a subset of Project Management. Consequently, the ultimate achievement of effective Project Time Management is directly affected by the culture, ideology, approach, and capacity of the Construction Project Management program that embraces it. The secret to successful Project Time Management entails four things: Collaboration, Coordination, Cooperation, and Communication.