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PROJ ECT SCHEDULING AND CONTROL

LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description

Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

Lecture 1: Introduction & Course Description

PROJ ECT SCHEDULING AND CONTROL

LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description

INSTRUCTOR: Amna Z, PMP

B.Sc. NUST Telecommunication Engineering Department (2008) MBA : Bahria University 2010 Process & Tools Specialist Nokia Siemens Networks Business Process Re-engineering Specialist- Zong Six Sigma YB October 2012 PMP certified 2012: Course Goals: To understand modern Project Management (PM) and Project Scheduling . To use project scheduling techniques. To practice analytical problem solving techniques to develop solutions for project scheduling and control problems. To introduce how difficult the real-life problems are and try to mathematically define management techniques to cope with those problems for the benefit of organizations.

Attendance:
Regular attendance is necessary and it will be taken every lecture hour. Please, dont forget to circulate signup sheet: name, surname, signature.
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LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description Course Outline: 1. 2. 3. Module 1: Introduction (Course Introduction, Project Introduction, Project Management (PM) Introduction) Module 2: PM Fundamentals (Understanding Project Life Cycle and PM Fundamentals, Introduction to Planning and Scheduling) Module 3: Introduction to Scheduling Techniques (Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Fundamental Scheduling Methods and Tools, GANTT Chart, Network Planning Techniques, Critical Path) Fundamental Scheduling Methods and Tools, Network Planning Techniques (AoA,AoN, CPM, Critical Path Identification, Focus on Parallel and Sequential Task Dependencies) Recent Scheduling Methods and Tools, PDM (Precedence Diagramimg Method), PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique), GERT (Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique), LSM (Linear Scheduling Method) Recent Scheduling Methods and Tools, GPM (Graphical Path Method Module 4: Multi Project Cases and Program / Portfolio Management, Resource Constrained Project Scheduling, Module 5: Measuring and Controlling Project Performance (Critical Chain Project Management, Project Crashing and Relaxing, Schedule Control and Progress Tracking Methods) Earned Value Analysis (EVA) fundamentals, Earned Value Management (EVM) Risk Management (PM View of Risk Management, Risk Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation) Case Study Presentations Module 6: Wrap-up & Review, Project Critical Success Factors and Strategic Issues (Strategic Issues in Project Planning, Project Management:The Human Aspect, Project Critical Success Factors) Experiences of Professional Project Managers (Chat Meetings if possible)
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Lecture 1: Introduction & Course Description

PROJ ECT S CHEDULING AND CONTROL

LECTURE 1: Introduction & Course Description

T extbook:

Although no specific textbook is suggested for the course, students are recommended to obtain a copy of the following reference books below: PMI Inc., ``A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-PMBOK Guide-4th Edition'', Project Management Institute, Inc., (2008), 978-1-93389051-7. . Other possible useful books or papers will be addressed by the instructor during lectures if necessary.

Lecture 1: Introduction & Course Description

PROJ ECT S CHEDULING AND CONTROL

LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description

Lectures:

In lectures we will attempt to summarize and explain only selected important concepts and points as clearly as possible. To be familiar with the material presented in lectures and participate in class discussions, students are expected to read the material covered in the previous lectures prior to the next class meeting.

Lecture Notes:

Students are expected to make their own notes. Lecture notes and/or presentations used in class will be made available for copying (and/or will be available in the course web site, if possible).
Case Studys:

Students may form groups of 2 - 4 persons and submit a single report for the case study assignments. In case of presentation, every participant should present a part of the case study. A penalty (unfortunately) for late submissions will be applied if the report is not submitted on the due date.

Lecture 1: Introduction & Course Description

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LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description

Exams:

All exams will be based on lectures, assigned readings, project study or other work. T discourage last minute cramming, the instructor will not answer any question from o students on the day of an examination. Exam results will be announced on the notice boards (and/or in the course web site, if possible) as soon as the exam papers have been evaluated.
Pop-Quizzes:

There will be two pop-up quizzes that will not be announced. They will be of closed-book / closed-notes type but all required material will be supplied.
Midterm Exam:

There will be one midterm exam that covers all the material up to the date of the examination. The midterm exam will consist of two sections: a standardized question section (multiple-choice, true/false, matching, etc.), and a section which includes problem type questions. The midterm exam can be open book/closed notes type.
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Final Exam:

The Final Exam will cover all the material studied throughout the semester and has the same structure as the midterm exam. The final exam will be scheduled for a day in the designated week of final exams. Note: The students may need a calculator so they should bring their calculators to all lecture/exam hours.
Make-up Exam:

N o m ake-up exam will be given t o st udent s who m iss quizzes. Make-up exam will only be offered at t he end of t he sem est er to students who had m issed t he final exam or m idt er m exam and who have provided supporting documentation.
Homework & Case S tudy:

Six or more homeworks! One case study: Will be assigned about after midterm and due date will be announced. A presentation will be expected.
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Grading Policy:

Although the students overall grade will be based on the general assessment of the instructor, the following percentages may give an idea about the relative importance of various assessment tools.

Homeworks Quizzes Midterm Exam Case Study Final Exam TOTAL

30 % 10 % 15 % 20 % 25 % 100 %

N ot e t hat t he inst r uct or reser ves t he r ight t o m odify t hese percent ages in case he finds it necessar y.

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LECTURE 1: - Introduction & Course Description

Office Hours:

If required you may contact with me during my office hours.

03018566435

amna.shabbir@gmail.com

Lecture 1: Introduction & Course Description

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LECTURE 1- Introduction & Course Description

We will learn from each other by Class Discussions Case-Study Assignments


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