Project Management for Infrastructure

Main Block of Hallmark Businsess School

OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I - PROJECT AND ITS PROCESS

Define project and process -Boundaries of project – Objectives and functions of project management -Characteristics and types of projects -Organization structure / styles -Roles of project management group – Project management office and its role – Project knowledge area – Project integration- Process group interaction -project flow – Project life cycle- Influencing factors. – Case study.

UNIT II - PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT

Project scope management – Work break down structure – Activity/Task – Events – Case study – Project planning tools – Rolling wave planning – Gantt charts, Milestone chart, Program progress chart- Creating milestone plan – Project network- Fulkerson’s rules – A-O-A and A-O-N networks – Analyze project time- Critical path method (deterministic approach) – Activity oriented network analysis- 80-20 rule- Case study – Type of time estimates & square network diagram – Project updating and monitoring- Case study – Estimate time- Program Evaluation & Review Technique (Probabilistic approach)- Event oriented network analysis- Optimistic, pessimistic and most likely time – Degree of variability in average time – Probabilistic estimate – % utilization of resources.

UNIT III - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Types of Resource- Time, Men, Material, Machinery, Money, Space – Balancing of resource – Resource smoothing technique- Time constraint – Resource leveling technique- Resource constraint- Case study.

UNIT IV - RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

Types of cost – Direct, indirect and total cost – Variation of cost with time – Schedule compression techniques- Crashing, fast tracking & Re-estimation- Crash timeand crash cost – Optimize project cost for time and resource – CPM cost model – Life cycle assessment – Impacts and economical assessment – Life cycle cost- Maintenance and operation -Life cycle forecasting – Concept and applications.

UNIT V EMERGING TRENDS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

AGILE Project management and Project Management using latest tools- Case study.

Outcomes:

On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to

Text Books

  1. “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Fourth Edition, An American National Standard, ANSI/PMI 990001-2008”.
  2. A Risk Management Standard, AIRMIC Publishers, ALARM, IRM: 2002.
  3. Gene Dixon, “Service Learning and Integrated Collaborative Project Management”, Project Management Journal, DOI:10.1002/pmi, February 2011, pp.42-58
  4. Jerome D. Wiest and Ferdinand K. Levy, “A Management Guide to PERT/CPM”, Prentice Hall of India Publishers Ltd., New Delhi, 1994. 77
  5. Punmia B. C. and Khandelwal K.K., “Project Planning and Control with PERT/CPM”, Laxmi publications, New Delhi, 1989.
  6. Srinath L.S., “PERT & CPM- Principles and Applications”, Affiliated East West Press Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, 2008.
  7. Sengupta. B and Guha. H, “Construction Management and Planning”, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1995.
  8. SangaReddi. S and Meiyappan. PL, “Construction Management”, Kumaran Publications, Coimbatore, 1999.

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