Pondicherry University Syllabus

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SEMESTER II
LIST OF CORE PAPERS

Title of the Paper PROJECT MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS RESEARCH BUSINESS LAW MARKETING MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMPREHENSIVE VIVA-VOCE

Code MBA(5201) MBA(5202) MBA(5203) MBA(5204) MBA(5205) MBA(5206) MBA(5207) MBA(5208) MBA(5209)

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
OBJECTIVES: • To understand the concept of project and steps in project management. • To enable the students to prepare business proposals. • To enable the students to evaluate the technical feasibility, financial viability, market acceptability and social desirability of projects. • To be effective as project managers and as part of project teams. METHODOLOGY FOR COVERING SYLLABUS 1. Class room teaching of all the units 2. B-Plan Assignment and its presentation by students. 3. Case Studies of real projects 4. Role plays of major projects focusing on project issues. 5. Problems for evaluation of projects financially 6. Network analysis for Projects UNIT-I: Project – Meaning – classification – importance of project management – An Integrated Approach – Project Portfolio Management System – The Need – Choosing the appropriate Project Management structure: Organizational considerations and project considerations – steps in defining the project – project Rollup – Process breakdown structure – Responsibility Matrices – External causes of delay and internal constraints. UNIT-II: Project feasibility studies: Opportunity studies, General opportunity studies, specific opportunity studies, pre-feasibility studies, functional studies or support studies, feasibility study – components of project feasibility studies – Managing Project resources flow – project planning to project completion: Pre-investment phase, Investment Phase and operational phase – Project Life Cycle – Project constraints. UNIT-III: Project Evaluation under certainty: Net Present Value (Problems - Case Study), Benefit Cost Ratio, Internal Rate of Return, Urgency, Payback Period, ARR – Project Evaluation under uncertainty – Methodology for project evaluation – Commercial vs. National Profitability – Social Cost Benefit Analysis, Commercial or National Profitability, social or national profitability. UNIT-IV: Developing a project plan: Developing the project network – constructing a project network (Problems) – PERT – CPM – crashing of project network (Problems Case Study) – resource leveling and resource allocation – how to avoid cost and time overruns – Steps in Project Appraisal Process – Project Control Process – control issues – project audits – the project audit process – project closure – team, team member and project manager evaluations. UNIT-V: Managing versus leading a project - managing project stakeholders – social network building (Including management by wandering around) – qualities of an effective project manager – managing project teams – Five Stage Team Development Model – Situational factors affecting team development – project team pitfalls.

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TEXT BOOKS: 1. Clifford F. Gray and Erik W. Larson, Project management – The Managerial Process, Tata Mc Graw Hill. 2. Gopalakrishnan P and Ramamoorthy, V.E., Project Management, Macmillan REFERENCES: 1. Prasanna Chandra, Projects: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Implementation and Review, TMIH. 2. UNIDO SERIES on Project Management. 3. B.B. Goel, Project Management – Principles and Techniques, Deep and Deep WEB RESOURCES 1. www.pmi.org 2. www.projectmanagement.com 3. www.mindtools.com 4. www.projectscentre.com ILLUSTRATED EXERCISES 1. Submission of the drawing of the work breakdown structure for any project (eg. Synapse, Milan, conduct of examination, placement, etc.) – 5 makrs 2. B-Plan submission and its presentation by students – 5+5= 10 marks 3. Case Studies dealing with Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Major projects – 5 marks 4. Role plays of major current projects focusing on project issues, submission of script – 5...
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