Project Management

Contend:

This course presents the principles and techniques of managing projects, primarily engineering projects, from the owner’s feasibility study through design and development to completion. It emphasises project management during the early stages of project development because it is at that point that the ability to influence the quality, cost and time of a project is at its highest. It includes project scope definition, development of work plan, planning and scheduling, procurement strategies and highlights the management of the three basic components of a project: quality/scope, budget/cost and time/schedule. A simulation exercise is included to demonstrate working in a group and highlight the importance of communication against a backdrop of determining procurement strategy.

Literature:

  • Gilbreath, R.D. (1986): Winning at Project Management, New York, Wiley;
  • Oberlender, G.D. (2000): Project Management for Engineering and Construction, 2nd edition, Boston, McGraw-Hill;
  • Winter, C. (2003) : Contractor-Led Procurement, Wiesbaden, Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag;
  • Walker, A. (2002): Project Management in Construction, 4th edition, Oxford, Blackwell Science;
  • Smith N.J. (2008): Engineering Project Management, 3rd edition, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing