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Business Planning & Project Management

Savitribai Phule Pune University and CEC via Swayam


This Course of Business Planning and Project Management aims to sensitize learners about the concept of planning in general and business planning specifically. The course would also give insights the learners about successfully managing projects.

After the completion of course participants will be able to• Understand the concept of Planning and its importance for Businesses.• Understand the concept of Project and importance of its management.• Critically examine which project needs to be undertaken using various models.• Understand the importance of human resources for the projects.• Learn the concept of project audit, project life cycle and project termination process.



Week 1 : Introduction, Nature and Limitations of PlanningWeek 2 : Planning Devices & Obstacles in Planning and Techniques of ForecastingWeek 3 : Introduction and Process of Forecasting, Techniques of ForecastingWeek 4 : Difference between Forecasting and Planning, Introduction to Project ManagementWeek 5 : Project Management Maturity, Project Selection - Model & TypesWeek 6 : Project Management and Project Manager, Organisation Structures for Project ManagementWeek 7 : Project Organisation and Matrix Organisation, The Nature of Negotiation, Conflict and Project Life CycleWeek 8 : PERT and CPM, Critical Path Method & Crashing the Project, The Planning - Monitoring - Controlling CycleWeek 9 : Fundamental Purposes of Project Control, Design of Control SystemsWeek 10 : Some Essentials of an Audit, Varieties of Project Termination, Termination Process

Taught by

Dr. Ravi Ahuja

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