Project Management

Recent developments in business and industry have shown that project management has emerged as the new competence in short supply across all industry sectors/verticals. Project management as a management discipline provides the foundation for most of the varied economic activity in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, software and aerospace.

Projects drive business. And in the public sector, it is effective project management that translates politicians’ promises of new roads, schools and hospitals into meaningful new constructions that improve everyday public life. The world today is witnessing tremendous acceleration in the pace of change in business and technology and this has had a direct impact on the occurrence and frequency of projects. These include projects targeted to develop and implement new ways of meeting the ever increasing demand for energy, improved communication, housing, recreation, transportation and food. Other projects could be to solve the problems of hunger, high population growth, illiteracy, disease and pollution. All these projects have one thing in common – proper planning, implementation/execution, monitoring and control so as to deliver the desired level of performance on completion within the stipulated cost and time.

Objectives

This programme on project management has been designed with the following objectives:

  • To introduce the concept of project management and project life cycle
  • To provide an understanding of a project through all its stages starting from the feasibility study stage to the final stages of execution and commissioning
  • To provide familiarity to using tools and techniques
  • To provide exposure to computer software used in project management
  • To provide the skills and knowhow for combating time and cost overruns

Contents

The interactive sessions will cover the following themes:

  • Project management and project life cycle
  • Risk analysis of projects
  • Project cost estimation
  • Project management information systems
  • Use of project management software(s) like Microsoft Project
  • Project monitoring: time and cost overrun evaluation
  • Contracting for projects
  • Project cost control
  • Outsourcing/JVs in projects

Who can participate

The programme is designed for all practitioners (executives, consultants, managers, trainers etc.) involved in the following:

  • The management of projects in the construction, entertainment, energy, telecom, housing, recreation, transportation, etc.
  • The alleviation of hunger, high population growth, illiteracy, disease and pollution
  • New product/process development
  • Research and development.

Registration and Fees

Participants should be nominated by their organisations. The enclosed nomination form should be completed and returned with all the details. The fee of the programme is Rs. 55,000 (rupees fifty-five thousand only) per participant which includes a professional fee, all charges for lodging and boarding, and supply of course materials. GST as applicable will be charged extra in addition to the programme fee. Payment should be made by cheque/NEFT/RTGS.