52964.pdf - PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT(BML 110 ODEL STUDY PACK MODULE BACHELOR OF MANAGENT AND LEADERSHIP The Management University of Africa

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1 Project Planning and Management +-`````````````````````` PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (BML 110) ODEL STUDY PACK MODULE BACHELOR OF MANAGENT AND LEADERSHIP The Management University of Africa MANAGEMENT CENTRE | Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road, Bellevue, South C | P. O. Box 29677, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya | Tel: (020) 2361160, 2361161, 0722 224193 | Email: [email protected] | Website:
2 Project Planning and Management INTRODUCTION This module is developed for student taking the course unit Project planning Management in the Bachelor of Management and Leadership Programme. The module follows the outline given below. (Note: Assignments are issued separately) Course Title: PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Course Code: BML 110 Credit Hours: 3 Hrs Contact Hours: 42 Hrs Target Group: BML ODEL Students Prerequisites: None This course is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in project planning activities, strategies and analysis at an introductory level. Course Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, the learner should be able to: 1. Discuss project management skills and techniques used to plan design and implement a project; 2. Identify and evaluate investment opportunities; 3. Describe the process of project planning and management; and, 4. Explain the methods used to evaluate and terminate projects. LESSONS 1. Introduction What is a Project? Sources of projects Project Management Project Constraints Understanding the Nature of Projects The Project Life Cycle 2. Project Analysis Project identification Identification of investment opportunities Market and demand analysis Technical analysis Financial analysis Institutional analysis, Economic analysis Other analysis 3. Financial Project Appraisal Financial appraisal of projects, Non discounted methods of appraising projects Discounted methods of project appraisal Appraising utility projects
3 Project Planning and Management 4. Project Design and Planning Project Work Breakdown Structure Developing WBS The logical framework Designing a Logframe 5. Introduction to scheduling Gantt charts Network analysis- CPM , PERT Calculating Slacks/floats 6. Project Implementation Implementation strategies Project structure Scope management Budget management Cost management Schedule management 7. Monitoring and Evaluation Project monitoring Project evaluation Why monitor and evaluate projects Indicators Developing a monitoring and evaluation plan The process of monitoring and evaluation 8. Project Termination and Clean Up Performance measurement and report The varieties of project termination Project audit and post-evaluation Didactics/Educational/Informative: Assignments readings Discussions led by students given their experience in the industry Case analysis and group discussions Assessment: Assignment Percentage Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) 10% Term Paper 10% Assignments 10% Final Examination 70% Total 100% Module developed by: Mr. Stephen Kamau References: Core Reading Materials for the Course 1. Chandra, P.

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