Project Management Syllabus

Course Code: MB0049

Course Title: Project Management  (4 Credits)




Course Contents


Unit 1 - Basics of Project Management: Introduction, Need for Project Management, Project Management Knowledge Areas and Processes, The Project Life Cycle, The Project Manager (PM), Phases of Project Management Life Cycle, Project Management Processes,    Impact of Delays in Project Completions, Essentials of Project Management Philosophy,         Project Management Principles


Unit 2  - Project Identification and Selection: Introduction, Project Identification Process, Project Initiation, Pre-Feasibility Study, Feasibility Studies, Project Break-even point


Unit 3 - Project Planning: Introduction, Project Planning, Need of Project Planning, Project Life Cycle, Roles, Responsibility and Team Work, Project Planning Process, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Unit 4  - Organisational Structure and Organisational Issues: Introduction, Concept of Organisational Structure,        Roles and Responsibilities of Project Leader, Relationship between Project Manager and Line Manager, Leadership Styles for Project Managers, Conflict Resolution, Team Management and Diversity Management, Change management


Unit 5  - PERT and CPM: Introduction, Development of Project Network, Time Estimation, Determination of the Critical Path, PERT Model, Measures of variability, CPM Model, Network Cost System


Unit 6 - Resources Considerations in Projects:         Introduction, Resource Allocation, Scheduling, Project Cost Estimate and Budgets, Cost Forecasts  


Unit 7  -Project Risk Management: Introduction, Risk, Risk Management, Role of Risk Management in Overall Project Management, Steps in Risk Management, Risk Identification, Risk Analysis, Reducing Risks


Unit 8  - Project Quality Management and Value Engineering: Introduction, Quality, Quality Concepts, Value Engineering


Unit 9  - Project Management Information System: Introduction, Project Management Information System (PMIS), Planning of PMIS, Design of PMIS


Unit 10 - Purchasing and Contracting for Projects: Introduction, Purchase Cycle, Contract Management, Procurement Process


Unit 11 - Project Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Introduction, Performance Measurement, Productivity, Project Performance Evaluation, Benefits and Challenges of Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Controlling the Projects


Unit 12 - Project Execution and Control: Introduction, Project Execution, Project Control Process, Purpose of Project Execution and Control


Unit 13 - Project Close-out, Termination and Follow-up: Introduction, Project Close-out, Steps for Closing the Project, Project Termination, Project Follow-up


Unit 14 - Project Management Software: Introduction, Advantages of Using Project Management Software, Common Features Available In Most of the Project Management Software, Illustration


Unit 15 - Case Studies in Project Management