project management

Topics: Project management, Management, Final examination Pages: 16 (1868 words) Published: October 19, 2013
Postgraduate Program Subject Outline
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
http://my.uowdubai.ac.ae

Subject Code: ENG951
Session: Autumn

Subject Name: Project Management

Year: 2012

Section: One

LECTURE INFORMATION
Day:

Monday and Wednesday

Time:

18:00 – 21:00

Location:

Lecturer’s Name:

DR KAMAL JAAFAR

Building & Office No:

Block 15 Office 126

E-mail Address:

kamaljaafar@uowdubai.ac.ae

Consultation Days
and Times:

MONDAY 16:00- 18:00
WEDNESDAY 16:00 – 18:00

Subject Coordinator:
Program Coordinator:

DR KAMAL JAAFAR

1 SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
All sectors of industry, including production or servicing as well as public sector organizations, are increasingly applying the principles of Project Management. Add to this the international factor and project Management can become challenging. In the ‘global economy’, more educated, demanding and litigious customers are creating a strong need for flexible and quick response capabilities in organizations together with strong accountability mechanisms. Managers who are confident in conceiving, planning, implementing and managing international projects are building organizational and personal capabilities which will enhance their organizations - whether engineering, manufacturing, service or ‘not for profit’. This course aims to provide graduates with direction in various project management issues, assess related risks and formulate strategies and contingency plans. The course covers topics such as Scope Management, Time Management, Human Resource Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Project Plans, Project Quality Management and Procurement and Contract Management.

2 LEARNING OUTCOMES
A student who successfully completes this subject should be able to: 1. Explain the role of project management within the context of broader strategic plans in the organization.
2. Apply appropriate techniques to manage various types of projects. Subject Outline Template F-ACD-DB-01.04.03V8 09 Jul 11
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Evaluate the effective use of project management tools.
Prepare a project feasibility study.
Develop a project plan including the risk management sub-plan. Choose appropriate scheduling and cost control methodologies. Organize appropriate project management information systems to track results. Devise changes to a management plan and apply contingency plans when required. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge about a particular area in project management, acquired through a review of the research and professional literature. 10. Plan and undertake primary data collection through interviews or surveys.

3 SUBJECT SCHEDULE
Lecture Topic(s)

Week

1

Introduction to PM
Why Project Management?

2&3

Chapter 1

Tests/
Assignments Due
Suggest readings
Group formation

Project Selection & Evaluation
-Selection Criteria & Models
-Portfolio Process
-Creating a project charter

4&5

Related
Text
Chapter(s)

Chapter 2

Time Management & Project
Scheduling

-Background

Chapter 3&5

-Network Techniques: PERT &CPM

6 &7

Project Scheduling /Human Resource
Management
-CPM & Crashing a Project
-Resource Allocation
-Resource Loading & Levelling
-Constrained Resource Scheduling
-Multi-project Scheduling & Resource
Allocation

Computer Lab
Chapter 3&5
(Computer lab CL126 Block 5)

8
Resource Planning & Financial
Management
- Cost Estimation and Budgeting

9

10&11

Risk Management
-Discussion of how risks are identified and
determined in a plan, the process for
optimizing a plan, the risk management
process and methodologies.

Chapter 6

Chapter 4

Guest Lecture

Project Evaluation and Control

Chapter 7

12

Project Close-out and Termination

13

Revision

Chapter 8

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Final Project Due

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