• Introduction: Projects in Contemporary Organization, The Definition of a “Project”, Why Project Management? The Project Life Cycle.
• Part I: Project Initiation: Strategic Management and Project Selection: Project Management Maturity, Project Selection and Criteria of
Choice, The Nature of Project Selection Models, Types of Project Selection Models, Project Portfolio Process, Project Proposals
• The Project Manager: Project Management and the Project Manager, Special demands on the Project Manager, Selecting the Project
Manager, Problems of Cultural differences
• Project Organization: The Project as part of the Functional organization, Pure Project Organization, The Matrix Organization, Mixed
Organizational systems, choosing an Organizational Form.
• Project Planning: Initial Project Coordination, Systems Integration, The Work Breakdown Structures and Linear Responsibility Charts.
• Conflict and Negotiation: The Nature of Negotiation, Partnering, Chartering, and Change, Conflict and the Project Life Cycle, Some
Requirements and Principles of Negotiation.
• Part II: Project Implementation:
• Budgeting and Cost Estimation: Estimating Project Budgets
• Scheduling: Network Techniques: PERT (ADM) AND CPM (PDM)
• Resource Allocation: Critical Path Method- Crashing a Project, Resource Allocation Problems, Resource Loading, Resource Leveling.
• Monitoring and Information Systems: The planning-Monitoring-Controlling Cycle, Earned Value Analysis.
• Part III: Project Termination.
• Project Auditing: The Project Audit Life Cycle
• Project Termination: The Varieties of Project Termination, When to Terminate a Project.
Students are required to conduct a thorough literature search (books, journals, trade magazines, newspapers, websites etc.) in order to prepare the research project. It is expected that the project covers all the phases of Project starting from Selection and leading to Initiation, Planning, Execution and Termination.
Project management has become a means to achieve organizational objectives. It provides an organization with powerful tools that improves ability to plan, implement, and control its activities as well as the ways in which it utilizes its people and resources.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
• Acquire a broad background and specific management skills in project management.
• Understand the importance of project management in business organizations.
• Understand the strategies to integrate and manage scope, schedule, cost and quality for successful project outcomes.
• Understand the principles of effective management and apply them to manage projects and project teams.
How to calculate Slack (ch 8)
How to calculate Slack (ch 8)
Intro -Early Start (ES) and Early Finish (EF) Activities (Ch 8)
Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start and Late Finish calculation (ch 8)
Project Completion Probability (Ch 8)
Project Crashing (ch 9)
Project Crashing Contd. (ch 9)
Projects in Contemporary Organizations
PROJECT INITIATION- Strategic Management and Project Selection
The Project Manager
Networking (ch 8)
Book Title : Managing Projects in Organizations: How to Make the Best Use of Time, Techniques, and People
Author : J. Davidson Frame
Edition : 3rd Edition
Publisher : Jossey-Bass Publications
Book Title : Project Management: A Managerial Approach
Author : Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel,
Edition : 7th Edition
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Publication
Book Title : Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Author : Harold Kerzner
Edition : 10th Edition
Publisher : Wiley Publication