Project development cycle - Objectives of investment decision making – Technical analysis.

Materials and inputs – production technology – product mix – plant capacity – location and site – machinery and equipment – structures and civil works – project charts and layouts.

Costing - Financial and economic appraisal of single project – multiple projects and constraints – method of ranking – mathematical programming approach – LP, ILP and goal programming model.

Portfolio theory and capital asset pricing model approaches to risk analysis - Network techniques for project management – PERT, CPM.

Introduction to Software Project Management (SPM) - Software Metrics – Software quality – Risk management in SPM- Emerging issues.


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