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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

1 INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2 CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS AND NATURE OF PROJECTS
3 CONCEPTS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
5 PROJECT LIFE CYCLES
6 THE PROJECT MANAGER
7 THE PROJECT MANAGER (CONTD.)
8 PROJECT CONCEPTION AND PROJECT FEASIBILITY
9 PROJECT FEASIBILITY (Part 2)
10 PROJECT FEASIBILITY (Part 3)
11 PROJECT SELECTION
12 PROJECT SELECTION (CONTD.)
Quiz # 01
13 PROJECT PROPOSAL
14 PROJECT PROPOSAL (CONTD.)
15 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 1)
Assignment # 01
16 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 2)
17 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 3)
18 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 4)
19 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 5)
20 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 6)
21 PROJECT PLANNING (Part 7)
Quiz # 02
22 WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE (Part 1)
23 WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE (Part 2)
24 SCHEDULES AND CHARTS
25 TOTAL PROJECT PLANNING
26 PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT (Part 1)
27 PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT (Part 2)
Quiz # 03
28 NETWORK SCHEDULING TECHNIQUES (Part 1)
29 NETWORK SCHEDULING TECHNIQUES (Part 2)
30 NETWORK SCHEDULING TECHNIQUES (Part 3)
GDB # 01
31 PRICING AND ESTIMATION (Part 1)
32 PRICING AND ESTIMATION (Part 2)
33 PRICING AND ESTIMATION (Part 3)
Quiz # 04
34 QUALITY IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Part 1)
35 QUALITY IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Part 2)
36 PRINCIPLES OF TOTAL QUALITY
37 CUSTOMER FOCUSED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
38 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TOOLS
39 PROJECT EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY
40 COST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN PROJECTS (Part 1)
41 COST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN PROJECTS (Part 2)
42 PROJECT MANAGEMENT THROUGH LEADERSHIP
43 COMMUNICATION IN THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
44 PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
45 PROJECT PROCUREMENT, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, AND ETHICS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT