Project Planning

AD305
Hope Taderera

Course description

Tutorial questions

Tutorial questions

 

1.)   With the aim of relevant illustrative examples, examine the main features of a project.  

 

Goodman, L.J. and Love, R.N. (eds) Project Planning and Management New York, Pergamon, 1980.

Badiru, A.B. Quantitative Models for Project Planning Scheduling and Control, Quorum.

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

Goodman. L and Love .R Project Planning and Management; an integrated approach, Pergaman Press, 1980

Shaner .W .W Project Planning for Developing Economies, Praeger, New York, 1979

 

 

2.)  Explore the contextual factors undermining the planning of development interventions in low and middle-income countries.

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

Choudhury .S Project Management,  McGraw Hill, New Delhi 2000

Davies .M Project Management, Kogan Publication, Delhi, 2000

Gray C. F. and Larson, E. W. Project Management – The Managerial Process London, McGraw Hill, 2003.

Keeling .R, Project Management, St Martins Press, 2000

Lewis, J. P. Fundamentals of Project Management New York, The Workmat, 1995.

 

 

3.)   Examine challenges undermining rationalistic development planning in African and Asian countries.

 

Rondinelli D. Development Projects as Policy Experiments.

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

Goodman. L and Love .R Project Planning and Management; an integrated approach, Pergaman Press, 1980

Shaner .W .W Project Planning for Developing Economies, Praeger, New York, 1979

 

 

4.) “The project life cycle concept is of no relevance to the political contexts in which project planning is undertaken in developing countries.” Discuss

 

Rondinelli D. Development Projects as Policy Experiments

Turner J. R.  A Handbook of Project Based Management London, McGraw – Hill, 1997.

Lock D. Project Management, Gower Press, Fainborough 1977

Keller .L, Field .M Project Management, The Open University, London 1998

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

Goodman. L and Love .R Project Planning and Management; an integrated approach, Pergaman Press, 1980

Shaner .W .W Project Planning for Developing Economies, Praeger, New York, 1979

 

 

5.) Examine the contribution made by the Integrated Project Planning and Management Cycle towards understanding project planning.

 

Goodman L. Project Planning and Management An Integrated System for Improving Productivity

Goodman. L and Love .R Project Planning and Management; an integrated approach, Pergaman Press

Rondinelli D. Development Projects as Policy Experiments

Turner J. R.  A Handbook of Project Based Management London, McGraw – Hill, 1997.

 

 

5.)    “Baseline survey designs have no relevance in the pursuit of development interventions.” Discuss

Rondinelli D. Development Projects as Policy Experiments

Turner J. R.  A Handbook of Project Based Management London, McGraw – Hill, 1997.

Babbie E. The practice of social research.

 

 

6.)    Discuss the relevance of the Log-Frame Matrix towards the planning of development interventions.

Goodman, L.J. and Love, R.N. (eds) Project Planning and Management New York, Pergamon, 1980.

Badiru, A.B. Quantitative Models for Project Planning Scheduling and Control, Quorum.

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

 

7.)    “The difference between ex-ante and ex-post evaluations in pursuing development interventions is the same.” Examine the validity of this statement.

 

Freeman H, Rossi P. Evaluation; a systematic approach.

Rist R, Kusek J.  A handbook for development practitioners : ten steps to a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

 

PLAGIARISM

 

Plagiarism the presentation of another person’s thoughts or words as one’s own in essays, dissertations or other assessed work constitutes grounds for failing a candidate on the work concerned sanctions that are more serious will be applied if circumstances warrant them. Plagiarism must be avoided, with particular care in course-work and essays and reports written in your own time. Direct quotations from the published or unpublished work of others must always be clearly identified as such by being placed inside quotation marks, and a full reference to their source must be provided in the proper form. Remember that a series of short quotations from several different sources, if not clearly identified as such, constitutes plagiarism just as much as does a single unacknowledged long quotation from a single source. Equally, if you summarize another person’s ideas or judgments, you must refer to that person in your text, and include the work referred to in your bibliography. Failure to observe these rules may result in an allegation of cheating. You should therefore consult your lecturer if you are in any doubt about what is permissible.

 

Reading LIST

 

Required texts

 

Awani A. Project Management Techniques, Petrocelli Books, 1983.

 

 

 

Choudhury .S Project Management,  McGraw Hill, New Delhi 2000

 

 

 

Davies .M Project Management, Kogan Publication, Delhi, 2000

 

 

 

Duane, I. 2009: The Management of Strategy; Cases: South Western Cengage Learning, New York

 

 

 

Elbeik, S and Thomas, M Project Skills Oxford – Butterworth, Heinemann, 2000.

 

 

 

Gray C. F. and Larson, E. W. Project Management – The Managerial Process London, McGraw Hill, 2003.

 

 

 

Jeffs, C 2004: Strategic Management: Sage Publications, Los Angeles

 

 

 

Keeling .R, Project Management, St Martins Press, 2000

 

 

 

Lewis, J. P. Fundamentals of Project Management New York, The Workmat, 1995.

 

 

 

Porter, M 1998: Competitive Advantage, Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance: Free Press, New York

 

 

 

Rossi .P, Freeman .H Evaluation; a systematic approach, Newbury Park, California

 

 

 

Tinnirello Project Management, Boca Raton, Aurbach 2000

 

 

 

Turner, J. R.  A Handbook of Project Based Management London, McGraw – Hill, 1997.

 

 

 

Recommended texts

 

Babbie .E The Basics of Social Research, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, 2002

 

 

 

Badiru, A.B. Quantitative Models for Project Planning Scheduling and Control, Quorum, 2002.

 

 

 

Baguley Project Management, McGraw Hill, Chicago 2003

 

 

 

Bartow .H, Fleck .R, Honess .B, Management Information Systems: Reston Publishing, Reston 1984

 

 

 

Caiden, N and Wildavsky, A Planning and Budgeting in Poor Countries, New York, Wiley, 1974.

 

 

 

Chadwick, G A Systems View of Planning Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1978.

 

 

 

Conyers, D An Introduction to Social Planning in the Third World, Chichester, Wiley, 1982.

 

 

 

Dyckman, J.W., “What makes planners plan?” in Faludi, A (ed), A Reader in Planning Theory. Pergamon Press, 1973 (pp. 243-50)

 

 

 

Elbeik S and Thomas, M Project Skills Oxford – Butterworth, Heinemann, 2000.

 

 

 

Eversky, D The Planner in Society. London, Fabes, 1973.

 

 

 

Faludi, A. Planning Theory, Oxford, Pergannon Press, 1973.

 

 

 

Freeman H, Rossi P. Evaluation; a systematic approach.

 

 

 

Goodman. L and Love .R Project Planning and Management; an integrated approach, Pergaman Press, 1980

 

 

 

Gray C. F. and Larson, E. W.  Project Management – The Managerial Process London, McGraw – Hill, 2003.

 

 

 

Jones .P, Cullis .J Public Finance and Public Choice, Oxford University Press, New York 1998

 

 

 

Kanter .J Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 1984

 

 

 

Keller .L, Field .M Project Management, The Open University, London 1998

 

 

 

Kerzner .H Project Management; a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, John Wiley, New York 2001

 

 

 

Kerzner H.  Project Management – A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, Ohio, CBS Publishers, 2000.

 

 

 

Kirkpatrick .C Project rehabilitation in developing countries, Routledge, New York, 1991

 

 

 

Lester .A Project Planning and Control, Butterworth Scientific, 2003

 

 

 

Lewis J. P. Fundamentals of Project Management New York, The Workmat, 1995.

 

 

 

Lock D. Project Management, Gower Press, Fainborough 1977

 

 

 

Lockyer .K, Gordon .J Project Management and project network techniques, 2005

 

 

 

Long .L, Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1989

 

 

 

Lucy Management Information Systems, Continuum, London 1997

 

 

 

Meredith .J, Montel .S Project Management; a managerial approach, Wiley Publishers, New York 2004

 

 

 

Rossi .P, Freeman .H Evaluation; a systematic approach, Newbury Park, California

 

 

 

Rist R, Kusek J.  A handbook for development practitioners : ten steps to a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

 

 

 

Shaner .W .W Project Planning for Developing Economies, Praeger, New York, 1979

 

 

 

Turner J. R.  A Handbook of Project Based Management London, McGraw – Hill, 1997.

 

 

 

Wholey .J Evaluation and effective public management, Little Brown Company, Boston

 

 

 

Wright A.E. Practical Project Planning Harare, University of Zimbabwe, Publications, 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

Purpose of the Course

The course focuses on theoretical and conceptual issues in project planning and management, towards the public sector reform process. Amongst the issues covered include development planning and the strategic planning process, project life cycle, project proposal formulation, project management components, result-based monitoring and evaluation, and information systems. Case studies and documentaries from all over the world will be used to facilitate research, discussion and discussion.

 

Qualifications and Goals

BSc Honours Degree in Administration; and BSc Honours Degree in Political Science

Course content

Course Content

 

1. What is Project Planning

  • The meaning of a project
  • Project planning

     

2. Planning contexts and stakeholder analysis 

3. Theoretical and conceptual issues

  • Development planning: what is its rationale in project planning  
  • Project Life Cycle

  • Integrated Project Planning and Management Cycle

     

4. Ex-ante baseline survey designs

  • Types of survey designs
  • Baseline areal analysis

  • Authorization and ethical clearance

  • Sampling and data collection

  • Data presentation and analysis

  • Reporting, proposal writing and stakeholder engagement

 

5. Project proposal

  • Problem statement and value analysis

  • Setting project goals and objectives

  • Techniques and project timelines

  • Budget items

  • Authorization

  • Reporting and stakeholder engagement

     

6. Project Planning and Management Techniques

  • Gantt Charts
  • Work Breakdown Structures

  • Log Frame Matrix

  • Programme Evaluation and Review Technique

  • Project Network Analysis

     

7. Planning for monitoring and evaluation

  • Conceptualization of monitoring and evaluation
  • Results-based monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Project monitoring and evaluation: case studies

 

Teaching-training activities

The course will be delivered through weekly lectures and tutorials. The content will continually be reviewed through research and consultation of other scholars. Apart from lecturers and tutorials, students will be encouraged to form study groups through which they may engage in discussion and source relevant reading material. A database with soft academic material has been created and will continually be reviewed to equip students with the most up to date publications, to complement what is already available.

Support

 

Consultation times: Monday 1000-1100hrs, Tuesday 1200-1300hrs, and by Appointment

Office:                      236 New Commerce Building

Human and Physical Resources

Mr Taderera- Lecturer

Methods of evaluation

Students are required to attend lectures and tutorials. Course work will contribute 25% towards the final examination mark.


Manager(s) for AD305 : Hope Taderera
Administrator for TSIME Online : Administrator
Phone : 18008
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