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2010/2011 Technology, Policy and Management TBM Electives
Project Management
Module Manager
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Dr. W.W. Veeneman    W.W.Veeneman@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. A. Verbraeck    A.Verbraeck@tudelft.nl
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This course is intended for students who seek a graduate course in the project management of construction projects.
Projects, in all contemporary industry sectors and specifically in construction, are becoming increasingly complex and challenging with the accelerated advances in technology, new business models, forms of collaboration, availability requirements, and an augmented demand to deliver economic value and a competitive advantage. Managing projects in this environment requires strong leadership skills and proficiency in project management knowledge and practice to be able to achieve the project and organizational objectives on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.
The course is designed to provide students with scholarly knowledge in the practice of managing construction projects, namely major infrastructural project, in order to enhance their career options and prepare them to move into management roles by developing their professionalism, versatility and leadership in an environment of constant change.

The curriculum follows the competencies required to move a project through its various stages. The course provides a thorough exploration of project management processes and tasks. These include:
- Project organisation
- Planning tasks and control strategies
- Contracts and procurement methods
- Communication and Inter-relationships between project stakeholders.
- Leadership skills.
This project management course is related to the process management course which runs parallel to it, but has a different focus. The course on project management will focus mainly on the realisation phase and its overlap with the design phase. In the case of the process management course, the emphasis will be on the phases of initiation, development, decision making.
Study Goals
The course presents the foundations of project management and is developed primarily to understand the role of project management in construction. It provides an introduction to the methods and tools of project management and how they function in the process of constructing an asset.The course provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand how projects can be managed.

The student should be able to
- Understand trade-offs between cost, time, scope and quality in construction
- Understand various project management tools, their possibilities and weaknesses
- Understand and design project management organisations
- Understand and design contracts and procurement strategies
- Understand and tasks and roles within projects
- Plan projects and design control measures
- Understand trade-offs between cost, time, scope and quality in construction
Education Method
The course uses lectures, a number of assignments and a simulation game.
The assessment of the course is done through a written exam. Also a number of assignments has to be delivered with sufficient results.