Project Management

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Title: 
Project Management
Course ID: 
ΔΕ0102
Course Description: 
Semester: 
5th
Διδάσκων: 
ΕCTS: 
5
Compulsory
Description: 

This is a course straightforwardly related to the Engineering science, since the alumni of the Department, sooner or later, will have to manage projects and use the acquired knowledge and skills. The course includes the description and explanation of all the project management processes, as well as the illustration of the relevant tools for the management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement processes.  Αim of the course is to make the students get familiar to the knowledge areas of project management along with making them capable of using basic relevant tools and methods. Moreover, the course offers instructions on how to manage a project with the aid of project management software and the attendees are guided on how to use such a software at the PC-Lab.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, students will be capable of:

  • Understanding the basic principles and terminology of project management according to relevant international standards.
  • Understanding and using the processes included in the project management knowledge areas (integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement).
  • Implementing basic methods and techniques related to the aforementioned knowledge areas (WBS, CPM, PERT, Gantt, Slacks calculation, Organisational Structures, RACI, Cash Flows, EVM, Risk Sheets, Resource Leveling, Contract types, Schedule Tracking, Budgeting).
  • Using software for project management (such as MS Project, Openworkbench).

 

Recommended Reading:

The course is based on books:
Shtub, A., Bard, J. and Globerson, S. 2008, Διαχείριση έργων - Διεργασίες, μεθοδολογία και οικονομική ανάλυση, Επίκεντρο.

Maylor, H. 2005, Διαχείριση Έργων, Κλειδάριθμος.

Suggested bibliography:

  • PMI, 2008, Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute, USA.
  • Shtub, A., Bard, J. and Globerson, S. 2004, Project Management: Processes, Methodologies, and Economics (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall, USA.
  • Κηρυττόπουλος, Κ. 2006, Εγχειρίδιο Διαχείρισης Κινδύνων Έργων, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα (published in Greek).