Course Description

Course Name

Project Management

Session: VPRS3221

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Formerly  MGMT 290 - same content

COURSE DESCRIPTION:   Project Management examines the organization, planning, and controlof projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through team projects and tutorials using project management software.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   After this course, you should be able to:Understand the context of project managementPerform a project initiationUnderstand how to perform a project planningUnderstand how to perform a scope planningUnderstand how to perform a schedule planningUnderstand how to perform a resource planningUnderstand the basic tools used for estimatingUnderstand the different types of project riskUnderstandthe concept of project executionUnderstand how to perform a project controlUnderstand how to perform a project closeout

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:  

Upon completion of this course, students should be able tounderstand the concepts of:

Chapter 1 -Project Management Context:

-Triple Constraint
- Circles of Project Management
- Project Leader
- Stakeholders
-Project Lifecycle

Chapter 2 -Project Initiation:
-Stakeholder Identification
- Stakeholder Project Goals
- Project Boundaries
- Project Charter

Chapter 3 -Project Planning:
- Primary Constraint
- Phases
- Progressive Elaboration
- Baseline Plan

Chapter 4 -Scope Planning:
- Requirement Planning
- Scope Planning
- WBS Dictionary
- WBS Structure

Chapter 5 -Schedule Planning:
- Gantt ChartNetwork Diagram
- Critical Path
- Float, Slack, Buffer
- Critical Path Calculations

Chapter 6 -Resource Planning:
- Project Budget
- Resource List
- Earned Value Planning

Chapter 7 -Estimating:
- Estimating uncertainty
- Estimating Techniques
- Effort –Duration –Money
- Time-Box Estimating

Chapter 8 -Project Risk:

- Positive Negative Risk
- Risk Register
- Risk Identification
- Risk Matrix

Chapter 9 -Project Execution:
- Team Building
- Team Meetings
- Task Accountability
- Setting Earned Value

Chapter 10 -Project Control:
- Dashboards
- Management Reviews
- Issue Resolution
- Project Change

Chapter 11 -Project Closeout:
- Stakeholder Acceptance
- Transition to Business
- Lessons Learned
- Final Report

Presence in class is mandatory. More than 2 absences will lead to a failing grade.

MANDATORY TEXTBOOK:  

Passenheim, O. (2009). Project management. bookboon.com. ISBN 978-87-7681-487-8
Available at bookboon.com

EVALUATIONS:   The final grade will be determined as follows:

- 10% Class Participation and Engagement
- 20% Homework
- 30%Group Project Report
- 30%Final Exam
- 10%Peer ReviewFinal exams will be closed book and closed notes

*Course content subject to change