Reference Publications

Learn more about the fundamental concepts and principles underpinning Project Production Management through the following recommended reading.

Fundamental Operations and Production Management

The following provide a fundamental introduction to the concepts, principles and theories of operations / production management.

Dynamic Manufacturing: Creating the Learning Organization

Robert H. Hayes, Steven C. Wheelwright, Kim B. Clark 1988

Factory Physics, 3rd Edition

Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman 2011

Models and Managers: The Concept of a Decision Calculus

John D. C. Little, Sloan School of Management MIT 2012

Supply Chain Science, 1st Edition

Supply Chain Science 2011

Historical Aspects of Operations and Production Management

These titles provide a comprehensive history of modern day production management development and thinking.

Secrets of Industry

Lewis C. Ord 1945

Shop Management

Frederick Winslow Taylor 2008

The Motor Industry

G. Maxcy, A. Silberston 1959

Product Development / Engineering

Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases

Steven C. Wheelwright, Kim B. Clark 1992

Product Design and Development, 5th Edition

Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger 2011

Project Management (Foundational)

It is important to understand the core elements upon which field of project management has been developed. The following reading will provide this history.

Application of a Technique for Research and Development Program Evaluation

D.G. Malcom, J.H. Roseboom, C.E. Clark and W. Fazar 1959

Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling

James E. Kelley, Jr and Morgan R. Walker 1959

Critical Path Method: Its Fundamentals

Arthur G. Mercier and Roy S. Nunnally 1965


Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting

H. Thomas Johnson, Robert S. Kaplan 1991