"Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet." - Henry Mintzberg

Ever wonder what Project Management involves? This course will provide you with key concepts and techniques for successfully managing projects from planning to completion.

What’s at the heart of Project Management? Cover the distance from being an accidental project manager to being a more capable, credible, and competent one with this online project management course.

This ONLINE course aims to provide a comprehensive outlook of Project Development Strategy for a Project on case-studies basis. It intends to provide the basic procedures and tools that will be used for the Project. It will help you understand the Project objectives, organization, management, and procedures for the Design, Procurement, Construction, and commissioning of a Project.

Course Outcomes

  • Knowledge

    Learn to initiate, define and organize a project and Identify the different phases of a project.

  • Skills

    Understand how to develop a project plan, including scoping, sequencing tasks, assess, prioritize, and manage project risks.

  • Attitude

    Develop an attitude to execute projects and use the earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress

Who should take this course?

If you are any or all of the personas alongside

  • Architecture Students in their 4th and 5th year.

  • Young Architects as well as established Architects who want to learn to handle projects efficiently.

  • Professionals of Building Industry with multidisciplinary inclination

Course Mentor

Rahul Arangannal


A post-graduate Architect with over 12 years’ experience in construction project management. Managed all aspects of project management in various projects across Bengaluru and across India. He has a hands-on approach to pre-construction, involving detailed scheduling, detailed costing and planning of all construction activity, and coordination capability of managing multiple package Contractors, thereby ensuring delivery of a quality product within cost and schedule parameters.

Course Outline

27 June, Saturday, 4.00 - 6.00 PM

Session 1:  Welcome to the World of Projects 

In our first session, we'll gain an understanding of what a project is, what it isn't, and why that matters. We'll consider how projects are defined and a project’s three objectives. We'll look at a model for examining a project’s organization and its stakeholders, and then analyze those stakeholders using a matrix. We'll look at the main reasons why many projects fail and then learn how to measure success. Finally, we'll review the key stages in the project life cycle and highlight the important features of each stage. 

28 June, Sunday, 4.00 - 6.00 PM 

Session 2: The Ins & Outs of Project Planning

During our second session, we'll start digging into the details, focusing on how to develop a project plan. We'll understand why we plan and what a plan should or should not include. We'll discuss the process of scoping out a project and see tools that can help us identify what should be included in our project. We'll learn about sequencing project tasks and the nature of the dependencies among project activities. We'll learn how to determine a project’s duration and critical path, how it is determined, and why it is useful. We'll see how we should schedule a project and, finally, we’ll review how you can make changes to a plan to support your overall project objectives.

Focus on Emerging Construction Technologies

4 July, Saturday, 2.00 - 4.00 PM

Session 3: It’s a Risky World & Then the Unexpected Happened

In our third session, we'll consider the risk and uncertainties projects face. We'll understand what is risky about projects. We'll identify and assess project risks and prioritize these risks in order to focus our attention on those most impactful to the project. We’ll consider schedule risks in detail and ask, "What is the likelihood of finishing on time? What are the drivers that may cause delays in my project?" We'll see how a project budget can be set to include a contingency. Finally, we'll consider situations with a high degree of ambiguity and identify methods than can useful in these situations.

Focus on BIM

5 July, Sunday, 4.00 - 6.00 PM

Session 4: Ready, Set, Go: Project Execution

In our final session, we'll move from plan to action and consider the execution phase of a project. We'll learn about the earned value approach for monitoring and controlling progress. We'll consider the individuals who are executing the project and how their habits impact project progress. Finally, we'll review and summarize the course, and our journey from project definition through execution and completion.

Course Schedule