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MGMT727 : Project Management

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Course Info

Course Category

Management

Course Level

Graduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Ali Sajid
Ph.D. in Engineering Management
George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA.

Course Contents

OBJECTIVE

MODULE PACK

TOPIC TITLE

RELEVANT LECTURE

READING MATERIAL

To understand the concept of project management, its terminology and organizational structure

Module 1

Major theme:

Introduction to Project Management

Minor themes:

   Fundamental Concepts of Project Management

   Organizational Structures for Project Management

   Project Lifecycle

   The Project Manager

1,2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 1, 3

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 1, 3, 5

To understand how to conceive a project, its initial working and how to prepare project plan

Module 2

Major theme:

Project Initiation & Planning

Minor themes:

   Project Conception

   Project Feasibility

   Project Selection

   Project Proposal

   Project Planning

   Statement of Work

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

 

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 2, 4

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 2, 6

To learn how to prepare WBS

To understand project scope & total project planning

Module 3

Major theme:

Work Break Down Structure (WBS)

Minor themes:

   Development of WBS

   WBS Tree Diagram

   Total Project Planning

   Project Scope Management

21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 4

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 4, 6

To understand the fundamentals of project scheduling & how to prepare schedules & charts

Module 4

Major theme:

Scheduling

Minor themes:

   Detailed Schedules & Charts

   Preparation of Schedule

   Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

   PERT/ CPM

   Networking Re-planning

   Estimating  Activity Time

23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 8, 9

To understand the cost & quality issues in projects

Module 5

Major theme:

Pricing & Quality Management

Minor themes:

   Cost Estimation

   Pricing Process

   Quality in Project Management

   Principles of Total Quality

   Customer Focused Project Management

   Quality Improvement Tools

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 5

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 7

To understand how to lead, complete and close the project effectively

Module 6

Major theme:

Project Effectiveness, Leadership, Risk Management & Closure

Minor themes:

   Project Effectiveness Through Enhanced Productivity

   Budgets, Cost Management and Control in Projects

   Leadership & Communication in Projects

   Project Risk Management

   Project Procurement, Contract Management, and Ethics

   Project Closure

39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

   Project Management by Larson & Gray

Ø  Chapter 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

   Project management by Meredith & Mantel

Ø  Chapter 7, 10, 11, 12, 13



• Introduction to Project Management
• Definitions and Nature of Projects 
• Concepts of Project Management 
• Project Management Methodologies and Organizational Structures 
• Project Life Cycles, The Project Manager 
• Project Conception and Project Feasibility
• Project Selection
• Project Proposal 
• Project Planning
• Work Breakdown Structure 
• Schedules and Charts
• Total Project Planning 
• Project Scope Management
• Network Scheduling Techniques
• Pricing and Estimation
• Quality in Project Management 
• Principles of Total Quality 
• Customer Focused Project Management
• Quality Improvement Tools
• Project Effectiveness through Enhanced Productivity
• Cost Management and Control in Projects
• Project Management through Leadership 
• Communication in the Project Management 
• Project Risk Management, Project Procurement 
• Contract Management 
• Ethics in Project Management