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Characteristics of projects, Definition and objectives of Project Management, Stages of Project Management, Project Planning Process, Establishing Project organization.

Work definition: Defining work content, Time Estimation Method, Project Cost Estimation and budgeting, Project Risk Management, Project scheduling and Planning Tools: Work Breakdown structure, LRC, Gantt charts, CPM/PERT Networks.

Developing Project Plan (Baseline), Project cash flow analysis, Project scheduling with resource Constraints: Resource Leveling and Resource Allocation. Time Cost Tradeoff: Crashing Heuristic.

Project Implementation: Project Monitoring and Control with PERT/Cost, Computers applications in Project Management, Contract Management, Project Procurement Management; Post Project Analysis.

The course is divided into seven modules. They are as follows.

Module 1: Overview of Project Management.

Module 2: Project Management Concepts and Techniques.

Module 3: Project Cost estimating.

Module 4: Project Planning and Scheduling.

Module 5: Project Monitoring and Control.

Module 6: Material management in Projects.

Module 7: Management of Special Projects.

 

(Each Session 3 hrs)

Module

Topics

Module 1:

Overview of Project Management

Session 1: Introduction to Project management

Readings:

  1. Chapter 1, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 1, Project Management Handbook, Lock, Gower.

Session 2: Project management Process and role of Project Manager

Readings:

  1. Chapter 1, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 1, Project Management Handbook, Lock, Gower.

  3. Chapter 2, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Module 2:

Project Management concepts and techniques

Session 3: Project screening and Selection Techniques

Readings:

  1. Chapter 3, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 4, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  3. Chapter 7, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Session 4: Structuring concepts and Tools (WBS, OBS, and LRC)

Readings:

  1. Chapter 5, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 2 & 3 Project Management Handbook, Lock, Gower.

  3. Chapter 16, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Session 5: Project Planning Tools (Bar charts, LOB, CPM, and PERT)

Readings:

  1. Chapter 7, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 15, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

  3. Chapter 2 & 3 Management guide to PERT/CPM, Wiest and Levy, PHI.

Session 6: Risk Analysis and Management

Readings:

  1. Chapter 3, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 17, Risk Management.

Module 3:

Project Cost Estimating

Session 7: Types of Estimates and Estimating Methods

Readings:

  1. Capital Cost Estimating.

  2. Chapter 10, Project Management Handbook, Dock, Gower.

Session 8: Project Budgeting.

Readings:

  1. Chapter 8, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

Module 4:

Project Planning and Scheduling

Session 9: Dynamic Project Planning and Scheduling

Readings:

  1. Chapter 7, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 3 & 4 Management guide to PERT/CPM, Wiest and Levy, PHI.

  3. Chapter 16, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

  4. Chapter 11, Project Management: Systems approach to Planning Scheduling and Controlling, H. Kerzner.

Session 10: Project Scheduling with Resource Constraints

Readings:

  1. Chapter 7, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 7, Management guide to PERT/CPM, Wiest and Levy, PHI.

  3. Chapter 16, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Module 5:

Project Monitoring and Control

Session 11: Monitoring Techniques and time control System

Readings:

  1. Chapter 11, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 4, Project Scheduling and Monitoring in Practice, S. Choudhury, SAP.

  3. Chapter 16, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Session 12: Project Cost Control and Time cost Tradeoff

Readings:

  1. Chapter11, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation, Shtub, Bard and Globerson, PH Inc.

  2. Chapter 16, Project Management Handbook, Cleland and King, VNR.

Module 6:

Project procurement Management

Session 13: Project Procurement and Materials Management

Readings:

  1. Chapter 11, Total Project Management: The Indian Context, P. K. Joy, Macmillan India Ltd.

Module 7:

Management of Special Projects

Session 14: Management of SE/NPD/R&D/Hi-Tech /Mega Projects

  1. Shtub, Bard and Globerson, Project Management: Engineering, Technology, and Implementation, PH Inc.

  2. Lock, Gower, Project Management Handbook.

  3. Cleland and King, VNR Project Management Handbook.

  4. Wiest and Levy, Management guide to PERT/CPM, PHI.

  5. Horald Kerzner, Project Management: A Systemic Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, CBS Publishers, 2002.

  6. S. Choudhury, Project Scheduling and Monitoring in Practice.

  7. P. K. Joy, Total Project Management: The Indian Context, Macmillan India Ltd.


  1. John M Nicholas, Project Management for Business and Technology: Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall of India, 2002.

  2. N. J. Smith (Ed), Project Management, Blackwell Publishing, 2002.

  3. Robert K. Wysocki, Robert Back Jr. and David B. Crane, Effective Project Management, John Wiley, 2002.

  4. Jack R Meredith and Samuel J Mantel, Project Management: A Managerial Approach, John Wiley, 4th Edition, 2000.



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