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Project Management

As taught in: Spring 2009

Level:

Undergraduate / Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh

Image of a building extension under construction.
This course includes a construction site visit to the extension of the MIT Media Lab building. (Image courtesy of conbon33 on Flickr.)

Course Description

1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the human genome); and the Central Artery Project (Boston's "Big Dig"). The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects.

The course is divided into three parts:

Part 1: project finance Part 2: project evaluation Part 3: project organization

This course will cover the basic tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to successfully manage a project through its inception, design, planning, construction, and transition phases. There will be several guest lectures discussing current projects, and a construction site visit to MIT's Media Lab extension.

Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Calendar

LEC #TOPICSKEY DATES
1Introduction
2Introduction II
3Project organization and contracts
4Construction finance
5

Working the globe Guest lecture: Fred Berger

Privatization

6Public-private partnerships in financing of infrastructureAssignment 1 due
7Private finance initiative
8Project finance
9How to get involved in private financeTerm project proposal due
10Case studies I
11Case studies IIAssignment 2 due
12Risk analysis
13Risk management
14Project financial evaluation Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
15Cost benefit analysis Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire UniversityAssignment 3 case selection due
16Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
17

Capital program management Guest lecture: Chris Gordon, Harvard University

Construction site visit

18Project organization I
19The World of Skanksa and The Road Ahead Guest lecture: Jim Becker, Skansa AB
20Project organization IIAssignment 3 due
21Project control
22Project management engineering, procurement and construction
23Identifying and covering risks—current trends
24

Masdar City: Zero Carbon, Zero Waste: 'Someday is Today' Guest lecture: Khaled Awad

Project uncertainty management

Term project report due
25Term project presentations

Lecture Notes

Notes are available for selected lectures below.

LEC #TOPICS
1Introduction (PDF)
2Introduction II (PDF)
3Project organization and contracts (PDF)
4Construction finance (PDF)
5

Working the globe Guest lecture: Fred Berger (PDF - 1.4MB) (Courtesy of Fredric Berger and The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Used with permission.)

Privatization (PDF)

6Public-private partnerships in financing of infrastructure (PDF)
7Private finance initiative (PDF)
8Project finance (PDF)
9How to get involved in private finance (PDF)
10Case studies I
11Case studies II
12Risk analysis
13Risk management
14Project financial evaluation Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University (PDF) (Courtesy of Massood Samii. Used with permission.)
15Cost benefit analysis Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University (PDF) (Courtesy of Massood Samii. Used with permission.)
16Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
17

Capital program management Guest lecture: Chris Gordon, Harvard University (PDF - 9.8MB) (Courtesy of Chris Gordon. Used with permission.)

Construction site visit

18Project organization I (PDF)
19The World of Skanksa and The Road Ahead Guest lecture: Jim Becker, Skansa AB (PDF - 3.7MB) (Courtesy of Jim Becker. Used with permission.)
20Project organization II (PDF)
21Project control
22Project management engineering, procurement and construction (PDF)
23Identifying and covering risks—current trends (PDF)
24

Masdar City: Zero Carbon, Zero Waste: 'Someday is Today' Guest lecture: Khaled Awad

Project uncertainty management (PDF)

25Term project presentations

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