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MGMT727 : 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 Management1
Concept, Definition and Nature of Projects2
Concepts of Project Management3
Project Management Methodologies and Organizational Structure5
Project Life Cycle5
The Project Manager6-7
Project Conception and Project Feasibility8
Project Conception and Project Feasibility Contd9
Project Conception and Project Feasibility Contd10
Project Selection11-12
Project Proposal13
Project Proposal Contd14
Graded Discussion Board (GDB) No. 1
Project Planning15
Project Planning Contd16
Project Planning Contd17
Project Planning Contd18
Project Planning Contd19
Project Planning Contd20
Project Planning Contd21
Work Break Down Structure22
Grand Quiz
Work Break Down Structure Contd23
Schedules and Charts24
Total Project Planning25
Assignment No. 1
Project Scope and Planning26
Project Scope Management27
Network Scheduling Techniques28
Network Scheduling Techniques II29
Network Scheduling Techniques III30
Pricing and Estimation31-33
Quality in Project Management34-35
Assignment No. 2
Principles of Total Quality36
Customer Focused Project Management37
Quality Improvement Tools38
Project Effectiveness Through Enhanced Productivity39
Cost Management and Control in Projects40
Project Management through Leadership41-42
Communication in the Project Management43
Project Risk Management44
Project Procurement, Contract Management and Ethics in Project Management45
Final Exam
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