Project Management

(A Managerial Perspective)

Introduction

This is a dedicated web page for the standard course on Project Management. The course is designed for BBA students with a focus on managerial models, implications and issues. A 3 credit hours course designed for 45 lectures in 15 weeks, it takes the audience through a systematic journey in the field of Project Management.

Objectives

This unit aims to ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how to manage complex projects in the organizations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of project management into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term business strategy. All managers require a working knowledge of projects to ensure that investments and business decisions are soundly based and of benefit to the organization. In addition, an understanding of the use of project management techniques can be a major factor in improving organizational and personal productivity.  This course provides the participants with an understanding of Project Management concepts, frameworks, and models for defining business models,  managing complex project based organization business processes, and describing technical and conceptual compositions of project management. Learning will be accomplished through lectures, case studies, group presentation, and research.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Have a general understanding of the current state of Project Management
  • Beware of the desired project and Business alignments
  • Be familiar with the state of the art research in the field of project management

Curriculum

Introduction to Project Management: Definitions and Components, Scope, Major Applications, Socio-Technical Approach, Modern Drivers of Project Management

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Complementary Videos

  1.   Watch Project Management Basics РWhat is Project Management short videos on YouTube
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk-JwtScIlw
    • and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LSnINglkQA-

Project Initiation: Strategic Management and PM, Project Management Maturity, Project Portfolio Management, Initiating a Proposal/ RFP

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Project Initiation: Project Manager: The key to successful projects, Project Manager Vs Functional Manager, Project Managers responsibilities, Skills and Challenges

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Project Initiation: Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills: Conflict and Its Sources, Conflicts in Project life cycle, Conflict Resolution Approaches, Negotiation Skills for Project Managers

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Project Initiation: Project Management Structure: Organizational Growth and Project Structure, Project Structure Types, Application and Appropriate Circumstances for Different Styles, Project Management Office and Structure

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Project Planning: Introduction to Project Planning: Why Project Planning, Objectives of Project Planning, Approaches to Project Planning, WBS & RACI, Project Risk Planning, Qualitative Vs Quantitative Risk Assessment,

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Visual History of PM

A Brief History of Project Management

From Visually.

Featured Instructor

Farhan Mir

Course Features

  • Systematic progression through the concepts of Project Management
  • Case study approach using scenarios and examples from top international firms
  • Local case studies and examples to contextualize the themes based on local situations
  • Practical assignments and activities to invoke learning
  • In class and online discussions to bring on surface key issues, controversies and hot debates

Assignments & Projects

This section is dedicated to the major assignments and projects in this course. The assignments and projects build up the important percentage of the assessment as the students are required to translate the learning from the course contents to practical scenarios and develop understanding on the managerial implications.

Major Projects

Case Study Presentations

A Group task using the standard case study approach, students need to demonstrate understanding on the evolutionary developments in a selected organization

Requirements

  • Students need to develop a proper case study using the case study development guidelines
  • Eventually will present their findings in the shape of a Presentation in front of the class or classes on Multimedia

Assignment Details

  • Students in groups of 2-3 will be assigned an organization (Preferably local organization)
  • Case should be developed on one of the Projects Implemented in the Selected Organization
  • Students need to submit both Hard (Printed) and Soft copies (Computer files) of the Case itself and that of the PowerPoint Presentation
  • This is day 1 so you can start working now!
  • I will myself present at least one Case Study well before the presentation schedule so that you people have an idea

Case Study Template & Sample Case Studies:

HRIS MEPCO

Sample Case Studies on Context Diagram

Case Study Presentation_Harley-Davidson Online

NADRA Swift Registration System

A Presentation Format for MIS Case Study

Due Date:

  • Submission of proposals in the first week right after the Mid term exams
  • Presentation will start in the 4th week after Mid term exams

Negotiation Skills Guidelines