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MANAGEMENT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
FALL SEMESTER, 2013
Management Sciences Department
Graduate (Management Sciences)
Bahria University, Islamabad/On Campus/In Person
Monday to Friday (as proposed by the instructor)
As per university time table
This document was last updated:
03 September, 2013 (Version 1.0)
This course introduces students to the concepts currently being used in the field of Project
Management. Project Management is designed to build and expand the foundation of
knowledge needed by successful managers. The purpose of this course is to expose
students to the real-life issues in project management, and equip them with necessary tools
to resolve these issues. Use of quantitative techniques is supplemented by softer skills of
leadership and human resource management.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Define and explain project management and project leadership.
Understand and apply the sequential steps of the project management framework.
Understand the importance and function of project management and apply the
project process of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the
Understand issues in each phase of project life cycle
Class participation (including arriving on-time) is an integral part of the learning process.
Doing the readings prior to class is compulsory. Professional attitude and behavior is
expected in class during tutorials and all activities related to the course.
Weighting Due Day and Time
Mid Term Examination
Various Weeks in Class
As instructed during the course
During Formal Examination
Quizzes will be conducted at random during the course of studies. These will be
unannounced quizzes. During a Quiz, same rules will be followed as those followed in an
examination. Quiz duration would be minimum of 5 minutes and maximum of 10 minutes.
Students will not be provided with any extra time. When students are advised to stop
writing they are expected to do so. If not, the quiz will not be collected and graded which
will ultimately result in a lower grade.
There will be both individual and group Assignments. The report for each assignment
should not exceed the maximum length of 10 pages while using ARIAL/TIMES NEW
ROMAN font (size 12) and 1 line spacing excluding the front page and references. The
marks would be allocated only to those students whose name(s) are present on the front
page of the report therefore; the front page should include name(s) of all the group
members. Students are advised to refrain from plagiarism otherwise it will not only lead to
a zero score but may also lead to disciplinary action.
Students must complete each component of the assessment to the satisfaction of the course
instructor. All components of the above assessment are compulsory, and must be
completed in order to obtain a pass grade. Students are expected to perform satisfactorily in
Please refer to the Bahria University Student Handbook’s discussion on plagiarism and
academic honesty. Using information from other sources and not citing the source is
plagiarism, a form of cheating. If you are working with other students, please remember
that failing to contribute adequately to the project but taking full credit for others’ efforts is
cheating and will be punished appropriately.
Recommended Course Book(s)
Project Management: The Managerial Process, 4/e, McGraw Hill, by Clifford F. Gray and
Erik W. Larson
Project Management: Course Schedule
Modern Project Management
Organization Strategy and Project Selection
Defining the Project
Estimating Project Times and Costs
Developing a Project Plan
Scheduling Resources and Costs
MID TERM EXAMINATION
Reducing Project Duration
Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager
Managing Project Teams
Outsourcing: Managing Interorganizational Relations
Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation
Project Audit and Closure
Project Presentations / viva
Note: This is a proposed schedule only, and may be varied at the discretion of the instructor to give a greater
or a lesser degree of emphasis to a particular topic.