Business Planning & Project Management

By Dr. Ravi Ahuja   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University
Learners enrolled: 5252
This Course of Business Planning and Project Management aims to sensitize learners about the concept of planning in general and business planning specifically. The course would also give insights the learners about successfully managing projects.

After the completion of course participants will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of Planning and its importance for Businesses.
  • Understand the concept of Project and importance of its management.
  • Critically examine which project needs to be undertaken using various models.
  • Understand the importance of human resources for the projects.
  • Learn the concept of project audit, project life cycle and project termination process.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 30 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 01 : Introduction, Nature and Limitations of Planning
Week 02 : Planning Devices & Obstacles in Planning and Techniques of Forecasting
Week 03 : Introduction and Process of Forecasting, Techniques of Forecasting
Week 04 : Difference between Forecasting and Planning, Introduction to Project Management
Week 05 : Project Management Maturity, Project Selection - Model &  Types
Week 06 : Project Management and Project Manager, Organisation Structures for Project Management
Week 07 : Project Organisation and Matrix Organisation, The Nature of Negotiation, Conflict and PLC
Week 08 : PERT and CPM, CPM & Crashing the Project, The Planning - Monitoring - Controlling Cycle
Week 09 : Fundamental Purposes of Project Control, Design of Control Systems
Week 10 : Some Essentials of an Audit, Varieties of Project Termination, Termination Process

Books and references

  • Production and Operation Management: K. Ashwathappa and Siddharth Bhat, Himalaya Publishing House,2010 editions 
  • Project Management: Samule J Mantel, Jr, Jack R. Meredith, Scott M. Shafer, Margaret M, Sutton with M.R. Gopalan, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Business Administration with G. M. Dumbre: Success Publications, Pune. 
  • Successful Project Management: Milton D. Rosenau, Jr., Cregory D. Githens, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd 
  • Project Management: Vasant Desai, Himalaya Publishing House 
  • Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel Jr. Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Principles of Management: T. Ramasamy, Himalaya Publishing House 8. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Project Management Course -McGraw-Hill

Instructor bio

Dr. Ravi Ahuja

Savitribai Phule Pune University
Dr. Ravi Ahuja
  • M. Com, SET (Commerce), MBA (Operations Management), GDC & A, CS, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor- Skill Development Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • An astute and result oriented professional with nearly nine years of experience in handling all aspects of teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level, People Management in the service industry 
  • Actively engaged in teaching, research and consultancy
  • Area of research includes Company Law, GST, Retail Sector, MOOCs

Course certificate

Dear Learners,
For getting the certificate and credits, you are required to attempt a minimum of 5 weekly assessments and appear for the end course proctored examination in person. The announcement of the proctored examination will be done separately in due course of time.

The Swayam Board considers marks for best of 5 assessments. You have to secure a minimum of 40% marks average in all the assessments to be eligible for the end course proctored examination. 

The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only). Announcement will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.

Average assignment score = 30% of average of best 5 assessments out of the total assessments given in the course.
Exam score = 70% 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 >=12/30 AND EXAM SCORE >= 28/70. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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

Happy learning.

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