Management Process: Planning and Control

by Alexander F. Dinsmore, Manager; Environmental Engrg. Dept., Brown and Root, Inc., Houston, Tex.,
David Burgoine, (M.ASCE), Controls Mgr.; Project Mgmt. Services Dept., Brown and Root. Inc., Houston, Tex.,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 4, Pg. 269-279

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The principal stages of the management process—planning and control—are explored. These are reviewed and then applied to the preparation of a major environmental report for a proposed nuclear power plant. The planning stage for a project has six principal steps. The first is the definition of the work. The second step is an identification of those responsibilities that must be performed. The allocation of these responsibilities is the third step in the process. The completion of these steps allows the project plan, the fourth step, to be prepared. The development of the project organization then follows. At the conclusion of this fifth step, the manpower requirements and project costs can be determined. The final step is the establishment of the project administration functions and preparation of the necessary procedures.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Environmental issues | Nuclear power | Terminology and definition | Business organizations | Construction costs |

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