BA5028

Project Management

HBS > Professional Electives > Project Management
Course ID
BA5028
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To learn the concepts of managing projects.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management – Definition –Goal – Lifecycles. Project Selection Methods. Project Portfolio Process – Project Formulation. Project Manager – Roles- Responsibilities and Selection – Project Teams.

UNIT II PLANNING AND BUDGETING
The Planning Process – Work Break down Structure – Role of Multidisciplinary teams. Budget the Project – Methods. Cost Estimating and Improvement. Budget uncertainty and risk management.

UNIT III SCHEDULING & RESOURCE ALLOCATION
PERT & CPM Networks – Crashing – Project Uncertainty and Risk Management – Simulation – Gantt Charts – Expediting a project – Resource loading and leveling. Allocating scarce resources – Goldratt’s Critical Chain.

UNIT IV CONTROL AND COMPLETION
The Plan-Monitor-Control cycle – Data Collecting and reporting – Project Control – Designing the control system. Project Evaluation, Auditing and Termination.

UNIT V PROJECT ORGANISATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Formal Organisation Structure – Organisation Design – Types of project organizations. Conflict – Origin & Consequences. Managing conflict – Team methods for resolving conflict.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• To apply project management principles in business situations to optimize resource utilization and time optimisation.

REFERENCES :

  1. Clifford Gray and Erik Larson, Project Management, Tata McGraw Hill Edition, 6e,2014.
  2. John M. Nicholas, Project Management for Business and Technology – Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Pearson Education,5th Edition 2016.
  3. Gido and Clements, Successful Project Management, sixth Edition, Cengage, 2015.
  4. Harvey Maylor, Project Management, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education, 2010.