10906 Project Management for Industrial Engineering 1

Credits: 4 advanced credits in Industrial Engineering and Management

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Statistical Inference or Introduction to Statistics for Students of Social Sciences II. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Required: Operations Management II, Deterministic Models in Operations Research, Organizational Behavior

Recommended: Financial Theory: Financial Management of Business Firms

The course is based on Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (9th ed.), by H. Kerzner (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

The course is designed to train students to use the framework of project management in controlling and planning projects and equips them with the required knowledge for planning and controlling projects in a professional manner. The course presents a variety of managerial issues that enable the students to understand the context of project management. Strong emphasis is placed on quantitative and qualitative methods and models that are used for planning projects and controlling their execution. Project management software tools are introduced and training on a chosen software package is included. The course also gives a perspective on project management and the place of the projects in business strategy.

Topics: Introduction to project management; Organizational aspects; Planning; Network scheduling techniques; Resource allocation; Pricing and estimating, learning curves; Cost control, tradeoff analysis; Risk management; Contracts and procurement, modern developments.

1Students may not write a seminar paper in the framework of this course.