COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Project Management
Course Code: 
15MEC339
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Project Management' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Foundations of Project Management: Project Life Cycle - Project Environment - Project Selection - Project Proposal - Project Scope - Work Breakdown Structure.

Network Scheduling: Critical Path Method, Project Evaluation & Review Technique - Planning and Scheduling of Activity Networks -Assumptions in PERT Modelling – Time-cost Trade-offs – Linear Programming and Network Flow Formulations - PERT/CPM.

Unit 2

Scheduling with limited resources: Resource Planning - Resource allocation - Project Schedule Compression - Project Scheduling Software. Precedence Diagrams - Decision CPM - Generalized Activity Networks - GERT.

Unit 3

Estimation of Project Costs: Earned Value Analysis. Monitoring Project Progress. Project Appraisal and Selection - Recent Trends in Project Management.

  • Meredith Jack R. and Samuel J. Mantel Jr. - ‘Project Management- A Managerial Approach’ - John Wiley - 1995
  • Ted K. - ‘Project Management, Tools, and Trade-offs’ - John Wiley - 2004
  • Samuel J. M. and Meredith J. R. - ‘Core Concepts of Project Management’ - John Wiley - 2001