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Project Management Syllabus CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Project Management: Project- meaning and definition; Project Management- meaning and

d definition, importance, scope, functions, different phases of project management, barriers to project management; Project Manager- meaning and definition, functions of project manager, duties and responsibilities of project manager, The role of project manager, The role of project manager in planning agent, The role of project manager in product management, Line Manager-Meaning, & Staff Manager- who is staff manager, differences between line and staff manger, Functional manager- meaning, importance, role of functional Manager, difference between project manager and functional manager, Inter Relationship & Interface between line and project manager, difference between line and project manager, Project Driven organization- meaning and characteristics, Project Driven Vs Non Project Driven organization, marketing in the Project Driven Organization, Portion of the Project Manager, Programs and Projects, programmemeaning and definition, distinguish between project and programme, Product Vs Project Management, Define the problem before you pursue a solution, Project Life Cyclesmeaning, stages. CHAPTER 2 Project Planning: Project planning- meaning, importance, features, Identifying strategic project variables-operating, economic, socio-political variables, Project planning, Statement of work, Project specifications, Milestone- meaning, milestone schedule- meaning, process of developing project milestone; Work breakdown structure-meaning, components, organizational breakdown structure- meaning, concept, project Planning cycle- meaning, steps, project control- meaning, Management Control- meaning, management control in project planning, action plan, project scheduling- meaning, concepts, corporate planningmeaning, phases, master plan- meaning, contents of master plan. CHAPTER 3 Feasibility of the project: Project Feasibility- meaning, analysis, reasons for conducting feasibility study, various steps involved in feasibility study, Technical feasibility- meaning, explanation, , marketing feasibility, socio economic feasibility, Managerial feasibility and financial feasibility, feasibility report- importance, project appraisal- meaning, scope, steps, aspects of project appraisal, sources of short term finance and long term. CHAPTER 4: Project Evaluation and Review techniques: Activity- meaning, time estimationmeaning, Estimating activity time, Estimating total program time, PERT- meaning, advantages, disadvantages, steps in PERT analysis, PERT is an effective techniques in project evaluation, /CPM-meaning, CPM vs PERT, procedures of determining critical path, advantages, disadvantages, Crash time, network- meaning, concept, network analysis, objectives of network analysis, advantages of network analysis.

CHAPTER 5: Project Management Functions: Controlling- meaning, essentials of effective control system, techniques of project control, Directing, Motivation, Quality, Project authority, Team building- meaning, role of a project manager in team building, characteristics of team building, Leadership- meaning, nature and importance, characteristics, role and responsibilities of project manager as a leader, communications- meaning how are communication and coordination interdependent, Project review meetings- meaning, importance, Management policies and procedures. CHAPTER 6: Pricing Estimating & Cost Control: Pricing- meaning, Types of estimates & Pricing process, Labor distributions, Overhead rates, Material/Support costs, distinguish between cost and price, cost estimation- meaning, approaches to cost estimation, project cost system and its importance, pricing review, budgeting for projects variance & earned value, Monitoring- meaning, points to be covered in monitoring, Reporting- meaning, points to be covered in reporting, status reporting- meaning concept, value analysis and its objectives, value engineering, TQM.