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MGMT627 : Project Management

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course will broaden the skills to implement and manage projects effectively. This will also help you to better appreciate the importance of good project management. After doing this course you will gain: • Basic knowledge of the nature and importance of projects in the international as well as local arena; • Working knowledge of the disciplines and knowledge areas involved in project management; • Practical knowledge and skill to apply project management techniques required in the identification, planning, management and execution of projects; • Awareness of best practices in respect of project management. • How to apply project management concepts by working on a group

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Improve organizational productivity
  • Effectively organize projects
  • Understand the project life cycle
  • Master the basic project management skills
  • Link realistic objectives to stakeholder needs
  • Establish dependable monitoring techniques
  • Estimate project costs
  • Agree on realistic time schedules

Course Calendar

Introduction to Project ManagementLecture - 1Handouts1-6
Concept, Definition and Nature of ProjectsLecture - 2Handouts7-15
Concepts of Project ManagementLecture - 3Handouts16-20
Project Management Methodologies and Organizational StructureLecture - 4Handouts21-35
Project Life CycleLecture - 5Handouts36-46
The Project ManagerLecture - 6,7Handouts47-65
Quiz No.1
Project Conception and Project FeasibilityLecture - 8,9,10Handouts66-88
Project SelectionLecture - 11,12Handouts89-106
Graded Discussion Board No.1
Project ProposalLecture - 13,14Handouts111-118
Project PlanningLecture - 15,16,17,18,19,20,21Handouts119-140
Work Break Down StructureLecture - 22Handouts151-158
Grand Quiz
Work Break Down StructureLecture - 23Handouts151-158
Schedules and ChartsLecture - 24Handouts163-171
Total Project PlanningLecture - 25Handouts172-179
Project Scope and PlanningLecture - 26Handouts180-190
Project Scope ManagementLecture - 27Handouts191-196
Network Scheduling TechniquesLecture - 28,29Handouts213-220
Assignment No.1
Network Scheduling Techniques (Cont.)Lecture - 30Handouts213-220
Pricing and EstimationLecture - 31,32Handouts221-247
Pricing and Estimation (Cont.)Lecture - 33Handouts221-247
Quality in Project ManagementLecture - 34Handouts248-254
Quality in Project Management (Cont.)Lecture - 35Handouts248-254
Principles of Total QualityLecture - 36Handouts262-267
Customer Focused Project ManagementLecture - 37Handouts268-280
Quality Improvement ToolsLecture - 38Handouts281-295
Quiz No.2
Project Effectiveness Through Enhanced ProductivityLecture - 39Handouts296-307
Cost Management and Control in ProjectsLecture - 40Handouts308-320
Project Management through LeadershipLecture - 41,42Handouts321-342
Communication in the Project ManagementLecture - 43Handouts343-351
Project Risk ManagementLecture - 44Handouts352-361
Project Procurement, Contract Management and Ethics in Project ManagementLecture - 45Handouts362-373
Final Term Examination
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