This text provides informative, short introductions to the core concepts of Operations Management. This text contains more than 50 concept entries and is fully cross-referenced.An outstanding reference for Operations Management students at all levels.
Project planning is the specific set of processes and tools used to plan for production within project organisations. It is about specifying which activities should be performed and in which sequence. The outcome is an estimate of the likely project completion date.
Projects as a Process Choice
Projects, as processes, are suitable for operations characterised by a low volume and high variety. For example, the construction industry uses project processes to build houses. Although a project may involve building several houses, each house will be slightly different, with different locations, different foundations, and, potentially, different finishing options. Another example is the delivery of consultancy projects. Although a firm may specialise in a certain areas (e.g. tax accounting), the delivery of that service to a ...