Management and Information Technology


MGTE 31032

Project Management

Status : Core Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how to initiate, specify, and prioritize projects and to determine various aspects of feasibility of these projects.
  • Understand the foundations of project management, including its definition, scope, and the need for project management in the modern organization.
  • Understand the phases of the project management lifecycle.
  • Assess different issues that lead to project failures and addressing them.
  • Assess the differences between IT/IS projects and general projects.
  • Project Scheduling (PERT/CPM)

Introduction to Project Management, Organizational structures for projects, Project selection, Organizational structures, Defining a project, Project times and costs, Developing a project plan, Risk management, Scheduling of resources, Measuring and evaluating performance, Project auditing, Winding up of projects, Introduction to IT project management,
Distribution / Network Decisions: Special Features of Transportation and Assignment Problems,
Network Models for Project Scheduling (PERT/CPM):Introduction to PERT and CPM, construction of networks, determining the critical path, project scheduling with uncertain activity times, crashing activity times, planning and scheduling, project costs.

 Lectures and case discussions.
 End-of- Semester examination, case study presentations and group assignments.

  1. Kloppenborg, T (2008),Contemporary Project Management,Cengage Learning.
  2. James, P Cand Jack, G (2008),Effective Project Management, 3rd Edition,Cengage Learning.
  3. Meredith, J R and Samuel, J M J (2008),Project Management, A Managerial Approach, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.