Project Planning And Management
PURPOSE OF COURSE
planning and management approach has been acknowledged as a strategy that has
persisted as a regulated way to manage the use of resources to achieve
important development objectives. It’s asserted that this approach has assisted
developing countries to establish viable institutional independent for orderly
economic growth to effect the policy changes needed for good project
performance and to make investment that are properly engineered, financially
feasible and economically sound. Regardless of the nature or size of the
project a successful outcome can only be achieved by using sound project
management techniques. Careful planning at the outset / onset, as well as
during the project, can help to avoid costly mistakes. It also provides
assurance that the project will accomplish its goals on schedule and within
budget. This course will therefore expose a student to such issues in project
planning and management as; the concept of a project, project formulation, the
process of project management, project implementation and control, the funding
of a project, and project cost structures and budgeting among others.
Therefore, training in this course should increase the capacity for both
theoretical and analytical thinking as well as practical analytical skills to
implement development projects on the side of the trainee.
By the end of the course unit, students
should be able to:
the need for a paradigm shift in management where managers with team
building abilities for achievement of a common goal are increasingly being
preferred to managers who assume a boss’s or commanding role.
project management as one of the discipline with the richest sources of
proven techniques for accomplishment of goals which at the same time allow
the organization to reduce the need for strict control and heavy rigidity.
the integrated process of project management that entails the
identification, preparation, implementation, monitoring, control and
evaluation of projects.
- Increase their capacity for both
theoretical and analytical thinking as well as practical analytical skills
to implement development projects.