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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Project Planning & Control

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course will cover the basic concepts in Project Planning and Control with a focus on construction projects. The course is relevant to Civil Engineering senior level undergraduate as well as post-graduate students in the area of construction management. Practising engineers who are part of the planning team on construction projects will also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG/PG/Industry ParticipantsPRE-REQUISITES: Basic Mathematics with Probability and StatisticsINDUSTRIES APPLICABLE All leading construction companies


Week 1 : Introduction, Course Context, Construction Project ManagementWeek 2 : Time Management, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Gantt ChartsWeek 3 : Duration Estimation, Network Representation & Analysis -1Week 4 : Network Representation & Analysis -2; Two-Span Bridge: Scheduling, Network Analysis and ApplicationWeek 5 : Time-Cost Trade-off (Crashing)Week 6 : Resource SchedulingWeek 7 : Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), Project Monitoring & ControlWeek 8 : Project Monitoring & Control (Earned Value Concepts), Uncertainty in Project Schedules (PERT), Course Summary

Taught by

Koshy Varghese



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  • Nkusi John
    Excellent but am just abeginner , I think the course will improve my capacity in the fields of works in civil engineering

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