Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline



Introduction to Project Management                                                         (5 Hours)

  • Definition, Need/Benefits, achieve business objective, role of Project Manager, project Life Cycle, Integrative approach, process group. Define key terms and provide an overview for the rest of the PMBOK. Describe the environment in which projects operate. Discuss why the project management team should understand this broader context while they are managing the day-to-day activities of the project to ensure success.


Creating a Project Proposal                                                                         (5 Hours)

  • Establishing Objectives, scoping the boundaries, priorities strategic development, WBS/PBS, responsibility, communication plan


Estimation in Project Proposal                                                                    (4 Hours)

  • Basic, Time, Cost, Resource, Techniques, Guidelines


Developing Project Plan                                                                               (5 Hours)

  • Evaluating and Constructing network, Schedule, Criticality, Gantt Charts, Techniques


Project Proposal Evaluation                                                                        (4 Hours)

  • Reading, evaluating feasibility–resource, time, cost, idea, quality


Project Resource Management                                                                    (4 Hours)

  • Overview and types of resource, Resource constraints & scheduling, Allocation methods, resource vis-à-vis other activities of project planning


Preparation for presentation                                                                       (5 Hours)

  • Designing        small    write-ups–introduction,          literature          review, materials, methods, results, discussion, summary, conclusions


Presentation skills development                                                                  (4 Hours)

  • Presenting in a formal meeting with–data, figures, graphs, tables, contents etc.


Attending presentation and meetings                                                         (5 Hours)

  • Expressing freethinking, opinions, judgments (written and oral) and analyses; Formulation of questions; Responding comments and critique given by other


Risk Management                                                                                         (5 Hours)

  • Concept,   process,   PERT,   Contingency   planning,   funds,   time, unexpected changes in control and management. This chapter describes the processes concerned with conducting risk management on a project. Framework includes planning risk management, identifying risk, analyzing qualitative risk, analyzing quantitative risk, planning risk response, and monitoring and controlling risk.


Time Management                                                                                        (4 Hours)

  • Rationale, Options, Time compression techniques, mapping and managing project cost and time, trade-offs. The chapter describes the processes concerning the timely completion of the project. Framework includes defining activity, sequencing activity, estimating activity resource, estimating activity duration, developing schedule, and controlling schedule.


Project Monitoring and Controlling                                                           (5 Hours)

  • Monitoring process (time, cost, resource), control processes, earned value cost/schedule system, variance analysis, CBA and other techniques


Project Closure                                                                                             (5 Hours)

  • Quality  assurance,  auditing  (resources,  time,  cost),  submission, auditing, closure



  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry



  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes