NOC:Project Planning and Control


Lecture 1 - What is Project Management? Is Project Management an Art/Science ?


Lecture 2 - Objectives of a Project, Scientific Way of Managing of Objectives


Lecture 3 - Course Scope and Plan, Questions and Discussions


Lecture 4 - Construction Industry and National Growth


Lecture 5 - Project Stakeholders, Project Phases, Project Organization


Lecture 6 - Project Scheduling Levels (Scheduling Engineer Responsibilities)


Lecture 7 - Time Management - Overview


Lecture 8 - Basics of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Lecture 9 - Tools for Time Management


Lecture 10 - Gantt / Bar Chart - History, Representation, Progress Monitoring, Uses, Steps to draw a Bar Chart


Lecture 11 - Develop a Bar Chart (Exercise)


Lecture 12 - Bar Charts for Resource Usage, Pros and Cons


Lecture 13 - Duration Estimation - Types, Inputs, Methods, Parametric Estimation


Lecture 14 - Factors influencing Productivity, Example for Ideal Productivity, Factored Productivity and Working Time Factor


Lecture 15 - Piling Activity Example, Applicability of different methods to Estimate Activity Duration


Lecture 16 - Summary of Key Topics, Types of Networks


Lecture 17 - Networks - Introduction, Techniques


Lecture 18 - Representing Results in a Bar Chart, AON Example-2


Lecture 19 - Introduction to Floats, Types of Floats and Example-1 Discussion


Lecture 20 - Example 4, Usage of Floats for Project Decisions


Lecture 21 - Two-Span Bridge : Activity Identification and Duration Estimation (Continued...)


Lecture 22 - Two-Span Bridge : Activity Identification and Duration Estimation


Lecture 23 - Two-Span Bridge : Activity- Duration- Predecessors


Lecture 24 - Review Network Analysis Concepts, Apply Network Analysis to Two-Span Bridge (Continued...)


Lecture 25 - Two-Span Bridge : Network Analysis


Lecture 26 - Two-Span Bridge : Resource Constraints in Network Logic


Lecture 27 - Fast-Tracking vs Crashing, Relationship between Activity Direct Cost and Activity Duration - Assumptions


Lecture 28 - Time-Cost trade-off : ABCD Example Project, Steps for Crashing


Lecture 29 - Time-Cost trade-off : Class Exercise-2


Lecture 30 - Time-Cost trade-off : Problem-3, Tabulation Approach


Lecture 31 - Incorporating Factors such as Bonus and Penalty; Problem-4


Lecture 32 - What is Resource?, Influence of Resources on Schedule, Two-Span Bridge Example, Resource Decisions; ABCD Example Project; Resource Over-Allocation; Example-2


Lecture 33 - Projects and Resources, Example of Two Resources, Exercise, Two-Span Bridge Example


Lecture 34 - Review Problem-1; Problem-2 (Cash Resource); Resolving Over-Allocation


Lecture 35 - Problem 1 - Two Resources; Resolving Resource Allocation Problems


Lecture 36 - Resource Profile Requirements


Lecture 37 - Resource Leveling - Example Network


Lecture 38 - Minimum Moment Concept


Lecture 39 - Applying Improvement Factor - Illustration


Lecture 40 - Introduction to Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)


Lecture 41 - PDM network representation and its issues, Network Calculation


Lecture 42 - PDM – Problem #1


Lecture 43 - Issues in PDM, Negative Lags, Problem #2 Solution


Lecture 44 - PDM – Analysis with non-continuous duration, Floats


Lecture 45 - Defining Relationship (Based on Construction Method) - Simple Shed


Lecture 46 - Project Monitoring & Control – Typical Project Time Monitoring Process, Levels and Frequency of updates


Lecture 47 - Project Control Process, Daily Progress Report, Macro Level Update- Data Need, Standard Progress Reports


Lecture 48 - Application: Two Span Bridge – ES Schedule


Lecture 49 - Review of Key Issues in Project Monitoring, Earned Value Concept Through Examples


Lecture 50 - Basic Earned Value Definitions and Terminology, Summary


Lecture 51 - Uncertainty in Project Schedules


Lecture 52 - PERT Background & Assumptions, Stepwise Procedure


Lecture 53 - PERT Example Problem, Summary


Lecture 54 - Course Conclusion


Lecture 55 - Emerging Trends / Tools in Project Planning


Lecture 56 - Industry Perspective – Prof. N. Raghavan


Lecture 57 - Final Exam Pattern, Acknowledgements