This course provides a functional introduction to project management. It covers the background and methodology, as well as involves actual applications and use of project management tools. Among the concepts covered are the understanding of the project manager’s roles and responsibilities, team management, project champions, benefits and pitfalls, scheduling and staffing, budgeting and controlling, project communication, initiation, task definition, pricing and estimating, project graphics, contracts and procurement, time management and risk analysis. Illustrative cases are used and project leadership and team building are covered as integral aspects of good project management. Moreover, we will be discussing best practices for project management and various scenarios associated in the industry.
Textbook: Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, 10th ed. Kerzner, Harold. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009.