Project Management Class

As I had learned about the Project Management, here is a short note on Project Management theory and its classes. This article is purely for my revision purpose, so readers may feel it like incomplete article, my apologies for that.

Project Management:
Projects are defined as complex efforts, made up of interrelated tasks, to be completed within a limited time frame and budget, with a well-defined set of objectives.
Project Management is define as the process of managing and directing the efforts and resourse (time, materials, personnel, finance) through the project life cycle to complete a particular project in an orderly and economic manner; and to achieve the project objectives to the satisfaction of the project’s major stakeholders.

A successful Project Manager must simultaneously manage the four basic elements of Project
  >> Resources
 >> Time
 >> Cost
 >> Scope

Project Life Cycle:



1. Project Management Overview: Projectisation & Scope
2. Project Life Cycle feasibility analysis & a case study experience
3. Network based Project Planning & Scheduling
4. Resource Allocation & scheduling
5. Project risk assessment & management
6. Project Procurement, Material & SCM(Software configuration Management)
7. Project Evaluation & Finance related issues
8. Project Contracts, Arbitration & Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
9. Project Total Quality Management
10. Introduction to MS Project
11. Introduction to Primavera
12. Theory of Constraints & Project management Experience
13. Project Human Resource Management
14. Case Studies


1. Describe the special characteristics of project, and their implications
2. Describe the major project management functions and the skills required
3. Major project management techniques
4. With case studies, realistic expectation of how to learn to become effective project manager
5. Understand the role of good project planning, and basic planning framework
6. Understanding the common mistakes made in project planning
7. Understanding and differentiate the CPM  (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) technique in scheduling, their development, applications and limitations
8. Prepare a schedule for project activities, with or without resources constraints, possibly using Excel and MS Project software or Primavera
9. Use CPM method to analyze the time and cost trade-off
10. Address some scheduling problems facing task duration uncertainty
11. Define the elements and roles of project control during the implementation phase
12. Describe the frameworks for project control
13. Monitor project progress
14. Use the earned value method to manage project’s cost and schedule

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