|Flow||O - Management and Decision Support Systems|
|Category||Obligatory by selection|
|Class Hours - Lab Hours||2 - 2|
|Lecturers||Gregoris Mentzas, Xenia Papadomichelaki (T & R Associates)|
|Links||Helios, Course's Website|
This course focuses on strategies and tools useful in the management of non-repetitive business activities. Tools introduced during the course include work breakdown structure, network representation, PERT/CPM models and analysis, Gantt charts, time and cost models, resource scheduling and optimisation, project management software, and probabilistic analysis. Strategy considerations covered include dealing with uncertainty, resource constraints, dealing with shared and requested vs. dedicated and commanded resources, and milestone management. Students take a case study approach through the essentials of a four-phase project planning process, learn about the unique challenges at each stage and see how a project manager’s mastery of essential knowledge increases the likelihood of project success.