Project Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Project Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Formerly  MGMT 290 - same content

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:   Project Management examines the organization, planning, and controlof projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through team projects and tutorials using project management software.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:   After this course, you should be able to:Understand the context of project managementPerform a project initiationUnderstand how to perform a project planningUnderstand how to perform a scope planningUnderstand how to perform a schedule planningUnderstand how to perform a resource planningUnderstand the basic tools used for estimatingUnderstand the different types of project riskUnderstandthe concept of project executionUnderstand how to perform a project controlUnderstand how to perform a project closeout


    Upon completion of this course, students should be able tounderstand the concepts of:

    Chapter 1 -Project Management Context:

    -Triple Constraint
    - Circles of Project Management
    - Project Leader
    - Stakeholders
    -Project Lifecycle

    Chapter 2 -Project Initiation:
    -Stakeholder Identification
    - Stakeholder Project Goals
    - Project Boundaries
    - Project Charter

    Chapter 3 -Project Planning:
    - Primary Constraint
    - Phases
    - Progressive Elaboration
    - Baseline Plan

    Chapter 4 -Scope Planning:
    - Requirement Planning
    - Scope Planning
    - WBS Dictionary
    - WBS Structure

    Chapter 5 -Schedule Planning:
    - Gantt ChartNetwork Diagram
    - Critical Path
    - Float, Slack, Buffer
    - Critical Path Calculations

    Chapter 6 -Resource Planning:
    - Project Budget
    - Resource List
    - Earned Value Planning

    Chapter 7 -Estimating:
    - Estimating uncertainty
    - Estimating Techniques
    - Effort –Duration –Money
    - Time-Box Estimating

    Chapter 8 -Project Risk:

    - Positive Negative Risk
    - Risk Register
    - Risk Identification
    - Risk Matrix

    Chapter 9 -Project Execution:
    - Team Building
    - Team Meetings
    - Task Accountability
    - Setting Earned Value

    Chapter 10 -Project Control:
    - Dashboards
    - Management Reviews
    - Issue Resolution
    - Project Change

    Chapter 11 -Project Closeout:
    - Stakeholder Acceptance
    - Transition to Business
    - Lessons Learned
    - Final Report

    Presence in class is mandatory. More than 2 absences will lead to a failing grade.


    Passenheim, O. (2009). Project management. ISBN 978-87-7681-487-8
    Available at

    EVALUATIONS:   The final grade will be determined as follows:

    - 10% Class Participation and Engagement
    - 20% Homework
    - 30%Group Project Report
    - 30%Final Exam
    - 10%Peer ReviewFinal exams will be closed book and closed notes

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