Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management I

COURSE CODE: PPM 7102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction to project planning and management

·         Concept of projects, types, characteristics and project cycle.

·         Role and importance of projects in development.

Project Cycle management

·         Identification and analysis of phases of project cycle.

·         Project appraisal dimensions, including initiation, feasibility study and reports; understand when to do and use feasibility studies;

·         Market, technical, economic, financial, social and environmental appraisal/analysis of projects.

Project Planning

•      Introduction and definitions

•      Scheduling simple projects-time scheduling

•      Planning tools and techniques

•      SWOT analysis,

•      Dependencies

•      Critical path analysis

•      Gantt Charts

Principles of Project management and implementation

·         Introduction to project management and leadership

·         Principles of project management

·         Role of project manager

·         Project team and stakeholders

Project monitoring and evaluation

·         Quality management, control and auditing of projects

·         Elements of project sustainability; cross-cutting issues of gender, HIV/A and environment.

Project proposal Recap

·         Types and parts of project proposals

·         Preparation of business and research proposals

·         recap

MODE OF DELIVERY

Lectures

Reading assignments

Practical assignments

Field trips

Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

Whiteboard and Markers

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes