Managing projects has become one of the most important characteristics of the organizations nowadays. In any organization, it is common to organize tasks as projects. This serves to focus responsibility and authority to achieve the organizational goals and retain better control, coordination, communication and customer relations. These advantages encourage organizations to become project oriented. Therefore, project planning and control is becoming important in organizations. For engineering students it is an advantage to learn project scheduling and control techniques. Project planning and control tools used in managing and delivering projects will be explained in depth. The topics covered in this course are project scheduling basics and models, resource constrained project scheduling: models and solution algorithms, project monitoring and control tools, and project risk analysis tools.
Project Management (PM) is in service since early 1950s. Each Project is unique in its duration, budget, product, requirements, and risks. Mostly, PM was ignored by schools and professional managers. That began to change by mid- 1980s. Economical and technological factors increased number of projects in firms. Today, executives are taking active interest in projects and PM. Advantages encourage organizations to become project oriented. Today, for engineering students, it is NOT an advantage BUT a MUST to learn PM methodologies.
Quiz 3 Date: postponed to 27th of December 2013.
Quiz 4 Date: 03rd of January 2014.
Final Exam Date: 10th of January 2014, 10:00, Room: NB02
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