Quantitative Methods in Project Management - page 75


Index

C

Capability, 21, 22, 24

Capable process, 233, 234

Capacity, 22, 24

Capital, 14–16, 126, 128, 133, 142, 143

cost of, 135, 137, 142

Capital accounts, 80

Capital budgeting, 134–136, 146

Capitalized expense, 130

Capital lease, 134

Capital purchases, 80

Capital structure, 134–135

Cash, 146

capital budgeting and, 134–136

sources of, 131, 132, 133

uses of, 131, 132, 133

Cash earnings, 143

Cash flow, 139, 140, 141, 143

Cash flow statement, 126, 131–133, 134, 146, 150

CCE, see Cost of capital employed

CCF, see Cost of capital factor

Ceiling price, 250, 251

Central Limit Theorem, 44, 55, 58–59, 65, 87, 98, 193–196, 214, 227, 230

Central tendency, 154

Charter, see Project charter

Chart of accounts, 76, 126, 133, 150

Chebyshev's Inequality, 56

Chief financial officer, 151

Chi-square, 46

COCOMO 81, 93, 94

COCOMO II, 93–94

Code of accounts, 76

Coefficient of determination, 223–225

Competitive bidding, 86

Completion contract, 247

Completion estimates, 95, 98

Compounding, 137, 138

Computer-aided simulation, 197

Conditional branching, 35

Conditional probabilities, 33–35

Conditions, decisions with, see Decisions with conditions

Confidence, 36, 59, 60, 65, 85, 88, 90, 91, 96, 118, 136, 198, 212, 235

Confidence estimate, 85

Confidence intervals, 46, 59–60, 98, 196

Confidence limits, 60, 65

Confidence tables, 60, 61

Consideration, 246

Constraint, 211, 230

Construction industry, 92

Continuous distribution, decision tree with, 110

Continuous probability function, 110

Continuous random variable, 39, 41, 42, 48, 110

Contract, 245–256

elements of, 246

mathematics of, 248–255

cost plus, 251–253

fixed price, 249–251

time and materials, 253–255

project and supplier risk in, 246–247

types of, 247–248

Contractor work breakdown structure, 76, 150

Controller, 126, 133, 134, 137, 150, 151, 153

Core competencies, 3–5

Corrective action, 155

Correlation, 60, 62, 63–64, 65, 204

Correlation coefficient, 63

Correlation function, 63

Cost, 20, 22, 23, 58, 76–79, 80, see also Expenses; Resources

actual, see Actual cost

applying three-point estimates to, 154–155, 179

categories, 154

fixed, 60, 61–63

regression analysis and, 217, 218

standard, 153

Cost account, 78, 79–81, 95, 97

dollar sizing, 163–164

rolling wave planning and, 164, 179

Cost at completion, 82

Cost history, 83, 89, 91, 94, 98

Cost of capital, 135, 137, 143, 146

Cost of capital employed (CCE), 142, 143, 144, 145

Cost of capital factor (CCF), 142

Cost of use, 134

Cost performance index (CPI), 159, 162, 171

Cost plus (CP) contract, 248, 249, 251–253

Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contract, 249, 252

Cost plus incentive fee (CPIF) contract, 249, 253

Cost-reimbursable contract, 5, 248, 252

Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria (C/SCSC), 156, 159

Cost variance, 159, 160, 161, 162, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171

Covariance, 60, 61–63, 65, 204, 206

CP, see Cost plus contract

CPFF, see Cost plus fixed fee contract

CPI, see Cost performance index

CPIF, see Cost plus incentive fee contract

Credits, 14–18, 20, 21, 133

Critical chain, 188, 210–213, 214, 230

Critical path, 187, 193, 195, 199, 200, 206, 207, 211, 212

calculating, 189–190

characteristics of, 188–189

Critical path method (CPM), 187–192, 193, 200, 212, 213–214

backward path, 191–192

critical path, 188–190

critical tasks, finding, 192, 193

forward path, 190–191

Critical tasks, 191, 193

Cumulative probability, 98, 198, 200

Cumulative probability density functions, 52

Cumulative probability functions, 38, 39–41, 59, 64

Customer, voice of the, 8

Customer intimacy, 7

Customer perspective, 6, 8

Customer requirements, 238, 239

Customer retention, 7

Customer satisfaction, 2, 7, 8–11, 12, 19