Project management for managers

By Prof. Mukesh Kumar Barua   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 4911
Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Students of B.Tech. M.Tech, PhD and working professionals
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Commerce
  • Operations
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:   Project Management Fundamentals
Week 2:   Project life cycle analysis
Week 3:   Project selection methods
Week 4:   Capital budgeting techniques
Week 5:   Risk management
Week 6:   Risk and technical analysis
Week 7:   HRM issues in project management
Week 8:   PERT and CPM
Week 9:   Probability models in networks
Week 10: Crashing of networks
Week 11: Cost management and cost control
Week 12: Quality and procurement management

Books and references

  1. Roderick A. Munro and Govindarajan Ramu and Daniel J. Zrymiak, The certified six sigma Green Belt Handbook, ASQ Quality Press and Infotech Standards India Pvt. Ltd. 
  2. T. M. Kubiak and Donald W. Benbow, The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Pearson Publication.
  3. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Implementing Six Sigma, John Wiley & Sons, INC. 
  4. Evans, J R and W M Lindsay, An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement, CENGAGE Learning.   
  5. Howard S. Gitlow and David M. Levine, Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, Pearson Education, Inc. 
  6. Montgomery, D C. Design and Analysis of Experiments, Wiley.
  7. Mitra, Amitava. Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Wiley India Pvt Ltd.
  8. Montgomery, D C. Statistical Quality Control: A modern introduction, Wiley.

Instructor bio

Prof. Mukesh Kumar Barua

IIT Roorkee
Dr. M.K. Barua is an Associate Professor at Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Rooorkee. He is also seconded faculty Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok and Defense Engineering College, FDRE’s Metals and Engineering Corporation, Ethiopia. Also he is visiting faculty at IIM Sirmaur and IIM Rohtak. His research interest includes Operations management, project management and supply chain management. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals of repute

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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