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Project Management

Course Summary

This course is based on 1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J Project Management, Spring 2009 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This course 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. The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects. 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.

The course is divided into three parts:

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

(Please note that lecture material for some of the lectures are not available.)

Reading Material

1. Textbook: Project Management for Construction
Hendrickson, Chris, and Tung Au. Project Management for Construction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1989. ISBN: 9780137312665.
This textbook is available online for free viewing.

2. Principles of Project Finance
Yescombe, E. R. Principles of Project Finance. New York, NY: Academic Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780127708515.
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3. Public Private Partnerships: The World Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Project Finance
Grimsey, Darrin, and Mervyn K. Lewis. Public Private Partnerships: The World Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Project Finance. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781847202260.
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4. The Economics of Project Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide (Full text available online)
Ward, William A., Barry J. Deren, and Emmanuel H. D'Silva. The Economics of Project Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide (EDI Technical Materials). Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1991. ISBN: 9780821317518.
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5. The Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects
Miller, Roger, and Donald Lessard. The Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780262122368.
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6. The Management of Projects
Morris, Peter W. G. The Management of Projects. London, UK: Thomas Telford Books, 1994. ISBN: 9780727716934.
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7. Project Management in Construction
Levy, Sidney. Project Management in Construction. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. ISBN: 9780071464178.
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