Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Project Planning & Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Project Planning and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Required Readings

  • Ballard, G. (1999). Can Pull Techniques be Used in Design Management? Concurrent Engineering in Construction: Challenges for the New Millennium. CIBPublication 236. VTT, Espoo. Pp. 149-160.
  • Ballard, G. (2000). The Last Planner System of Production Control. A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Engineering of The University of Birmingham for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Birmingham.
  • Howell, G and Koskela, L. (2000).Reforming project management: the role of lean construction.8th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC-8). Brighton, 17 - 19 July 2000.
  • Johnston, R.B. and Brennan, M. (1996). Planning or Organizing: the Implications of Theories of Activity for Management of Operations. Omega, Int. J. Mgmt. Sc., Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 367-384.
  • Kerzner, H. (2000). Applied Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation.John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kesara, R,P.C. (1999). Project Management and Control. New Delhi: Sultan Chad and Sons, 
  • Koskela, L and Howell, G. (2001).Reforming project management: The role of planning, execution and controlling. - Proceedings of the 9th International Group forLean Construction Conference. Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore, 6 - 8 August 2001.
  • Koskela, L and Howell, G. (2002a). The underlying theory of project management is obsolete. Paper to be presented at the PMI Research Conference, August 2002, Seattle.
  • Koskela, L and Howell, G, A. (2002b). The theory of project management - problem and opportunity.Workingpaper.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland &Lean Construction Insititute.
  • Koskela, L. (1999). Management of production in construction: a theoretical view. 7th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC-7. Berkeley, 26 – 28 July 1999. University of California , pp. 241 - 252.
  • Meredith, J and Mantel, S.J. (1999).Project Management: A Managerial Approach, (4thed). New York: John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Project Management Institute (1996). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Project Management Institute, Upper Derby, P.A 19082
  • Robert, K. W, Robert, B &, David, B. C. (2000).Effective Project Management, (2nded).
  • Turner, J.R. (2000). The Commercial Project Manager: Key Commercial, Financial, and Legal Skills for Project Managers. McGraw Hill Book Co. Ltd.
  • Other Reading materials
  • Abraham, Akampurira.(2014). Project Planning and Management: An Aspect of Development, Diplomica Verlag. ProQuest Ebook Central,
  • Basu, Ron. (2011).Managing Project Supply Chains. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central,
  • Cavanagh, Michael. (2012).Second Order Project Management. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central,
  • Eskerod, Pernille, and Anna Lund Jepsen.(2013). Project Stakeholder Management. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central,