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POM-09 Project Management

Course instructors
Name Sem, Programme & Batch Email
Mani P. Sam IV Sem MBA (Elective)

1. About Project Management Course.

Project Management is an approach which can be used in varying situations - from

organizational change management to construction /infrastructural projects. The course
relies on a network-based project management framework and project life-cycle which is
broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning from old and current
projects. Student will also learn how to study the overall impact of a project from different
stakeholder perspectives. Students learn the methodologies and tools necessary for each
aspect of the process as well as the theories upon which these are built. Use of case method
and Simulation is expected to give them the necessary skills to apply the framework for
developing a Project and to effectively manage the same.

2. Course Learning Objectives mapped to Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs)

i. Analyse and evaluate alternate methodologies for analysing customer requirements and
translating the same into a project framework (PLO3b)
ii. Learn to accomplish unique outcomes with limited resources under critical time
constraints and to understand the cost-value-time trade-offs involved in project
iii. Understand projects from a managerial perspective ,i.e. not only the project life cycle
but also the project dynamics, during evaluation, execution, control and termination.

PLO 3b: Our graduates wiLL demOnstrate the abiLity tO integrate

functiOnaL business knOwLedge acrOss dOmains in a manageriaL

3. Session Plan
Session Reference
Methodology Topic
Module 1 Chapter nos
Introduction – Definitions –
Lecture & class classifications – project risk – scope,
1-2 2,6,7 1,2,4
discussion Project management – definitions –
overview – project plan

Management principles applied to
Lecture & class project management project
3-4 6,7 2,4
discussion management life cycles and
Module 2
Project planning – scope – problem
Lecture & class
5-6 statement – project goals – objectives 6,7,8 5,6,8
– success criteria
Lecture & class Project planning – risks – obstacles –
7-8 6,7,8 5,6,8
discussion approval process
Lecture & class
9-10 Projects and strategic planning,
Lecture & class
11-12 Handout
discussion SCBA (Social Cost Benefit Analysis).

13 - 14 Case American Constructors Inc.: World HBR Case

Outreach Expansion Project
Module 3
Project implementation – project
Lecture & class
15-16 resource requirements – types of 9 5,6,8
resources – men – materials – finance,
Project inventory management –
Lecture & class
17-18 nature of project inventory – supply 9 8
and transportation of materials ,

Project monitoring – evaluation –

Lecture & class control – project network technique –
19-20 planning for monitoring and evaluation 10,11 13,14,16
– project audits – project management
information system

Lecture & class – project scheduling – PERT & CPM –

21-22 project communication – post project 8 9,13

23-24 Simulation Project Management Simulation: Scope, HBSP Simulation

Resources, Schedule V2
Module 4
Project team management –
Lecture & class
25 - 26 recruitment – organizing – human 4,5,6 10,11
resources – team operating rules –––
Project organization – various forms
Lecture & class
27 - 28 of project organizations – project
organization charting

Lecture & class Project contracts – principles –

29 - 30 compilation of contracts – practical 4 9,12,14
aspects – legal aspects
Lecture & class
31-32 11 15
discussion Global tender –negotiations–insurance

33-34 Case Case Discussion : A&D High Tech (A): HBSP Case
Managing Projects for Success
Module 5
Lecture & class Closing the project – types of
35-36 12,13 14
discussion project termination –
Lecture & class strategic implications – project in
37-38 12,13 14
discussion trouble-termination strategies
Lecture & class evaluation of termination
39-40 13 14
discussion possibilities – termination procedures

4. Text Books
1. Larson Erik W. & Gray Clifford F, Project Management: The Managerial Process,
McGraw Hill. (CFG)
2. Jack R. Meredith, and Samuel J. Mantel Jr., Project Management – A Managerial
Approach, John Wiley and Sons. (JRM)
3. Harold Kerzner, Project Management – A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling
and Controlling, John Wiley and Sons.
4. Larry Richman, Project Management: Step-by-Step, PHI Learning Private Limited.
5. Beenet P Lientz, Kathyna, Project Management – for 21st Century, Academic
6. David I Cleland, Project management, McGraw Hill International Edition

5. Grading Structure
Evaluation tool Marks
End Semester Examination 60
CAE-1 7.5
CAE-2 7.5
Individual Assignment (Simulation) 15
Group Assignment -1(Case) 5
Group Assignment -2 (Case) 5
Total 100 marks

Pls refer curriculum map for the assessment tool – EQ or rubric- for assessed courses

7. Grading or Evaluation tools other than Examinations

Individual assignment – Simulation (15 marks)
The Simulation will be individually run and the performance at the simulation will be valued
out of 5. The Analysis of the performance (which has to be submitted as a written assignment)
will be valued out of 10

Group Assignments (Two cases)
Each group will have to submit a Case Analysis work sheet (hard copy) prior to discussion in
the class. (2 marks)After the case is discussed a summary will have to be submitted – uploaded
in Moodle (3 marks)
Each case will thus be valued out of 5 (2 x5=10)

8. Course policies
Please refer student guidelines.

9. Assignment Schedule
Date Assignment/presentation Due date
Session 15 Individual Assignment Session 23/25
Session 1 Case -1 Session 13/15
Session 1 Case - 2 Session 33/35

10. Course requirements

Students are required to come prepared for each session by reading the respective handouts/
chapters reference material given in this course plan.
Case analysis worksheet as per format will have to be submitted as per schedule for the two
cases. Attendance in Simulation session is mandatory.