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Introduction

Introduction II

Project organization and contracts

Construction finance

Working the globe

Privatization

Public-private partnerships in financing of infrastructure

Private finance initiative

Project finance

How to get involved in private finance

Project financial evaluation

Cost benefit analysis

Capital program management

Project organization I

The World of Skanksa and The Road Ahead

Project organization II

Project management engineering, procurement and construction

Identifying and covering risks—current trends

Project uncertainty management

Project Management (Spring 2009)

Image of a building extension under construction.

This course includes a construction site visit to the extension of the MIT Media Lab building. (Image courtesy of conbon33 on Flickr.)

Instructor(s)

Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh

MIT Course Number

1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J

As Taught In

Spring 2009

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the human genome); and the Central Artery Project (Boston's "Big Dig"). The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects.

The course is divided into three parts:

Part 1: project finance
Part 2: project evaluation
Part 3: project organization

This course will cover the basic tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to successfully manage a project through its inception, design, planning, construction, and transition phases. There will be several guest lectures discussing current projects, and a construction site visit to MIT's Media Lab extension.

 

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