Course Description

An overview of the theory and practice of managing projects in any organization, applying widely used software tools for project management and risk analysis. Emphasis is on leadership in project management: managing projects or tasks in a team environment; building teams; and utilizing communication, organization and conflict management skills. Discussion covers the various phases of a project, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. Topics include analytical approaches and quantitative methods in project management, such as earned value management and techniques for estimating project duration and cost, optimizing allocation of resources, expediting projects and scheduling algorithms. Simulation tools and statistical techniques are used to analyze uncertainty in project selection, budget allocation and time estimation. Project management knowledge areas are examined and linked to industry practices for successful management of projects.

Objectives

The aims of this course are to:

  • Enable students appreciate the role of projects in any industrial setting.
  • Give students and understanding of the conduct of projects in all its various aspects such as project planning and management, tendering and procurement.
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MEC7203 Project Management