The course aims at developing the knowledge necessary to apply the basic Project Management techniques and tools to a complex project. The course deals with the general aspects of project planning and control and such techniques and tools are applied to typical engineering & contracting projects. The course will enable the student to take part effectively in a project team during the development of an industrial project.
Project and Project Management: Repetitive and non repetitive processes. Project: features, types, success factors, performance indicators, stakeholders. Project life cycle. Operational, managerial and organizational processes. Project, program and portfolio management. International Standards. Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project Management System.
Scope planning and control: Work Breakdown Structure. Rules and logics for building the project WBS. Work package. Standardization of WP. Scope control.
Time management: Network analysis, early and late schedule, total float. Activity duration and resource allocation. Resource scheduling. Uncertainty management. PERT approach .Critical chain approach. Schedule control. Physical and economical progress. S curves.
Cost management: cost classification, cost estimating, cost baseline, cost control. Project cash flow.
Earned Value Management: integrated control of project time and cost. Project performance. Estimate to complete. Final performance of the project.
Project risk analysis and management: identification of threats and opportunities, classification, assessment and identification and implementation of response actions. Quantitative analysis of project risks. Simulation. Project robustness and flexibility.
Stakeholder management: identification, classification and management.