The first edition of this book dealt mainly with the fundamentals and industrial applications
of network analysis and a cost/progress control technique called SMAC, which is now known
universally as earned value analysis.
In the light of the rapid advances in computers, especially the development of the PC, the
second edition updated these techniques and included a detailed description of a well-known
computerized project management program.
The third edition expanded the earned value section, described two other computer project
management programs and introduced some of the other ‘hard topics’ required by a project