Swayam Central

Business Planning & Project Management

By Dr. Ravi Ahuja   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
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.

Learners enrolled: 4680


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jan 2020
End Date : 29 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate


    Week 1   : Introduction, Nature and Limitations of Planning
    Week 2   : Planning Devices & Obstacles in Planning and Techniques of Forecasting
    Week 3   : Introduction and Process of Forecasting, Techniques of Forecasting
    Week 4   : Difference between Forecasting and Planning, Introduction to Project Management
    Week 5   : Project Management Maturity, Project Selection - Model &  Types
    Week 6   : Project Management and Project Manager, Organisation Structures for Project Management
    Week 7   : Project Organisation and Matrix Organisation, The Nature of Negotiation, Conflict and Project Life Cycle
    Week 8   : PERT and CPM, Critical Path Method & Crashing the Project, The Planning - Monitoring - Controlling Cycle
    Week 9   : Fundamental Purposes of Project Control, Design of Control Systems
    Week 10 : Some Essentials of an Audit, Varieties of Project Termination, Termination Process


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


    Dr. Ravi Ahuja

    Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    Dr. Ravi Ahuja.
    M.Com, SET (Commerce), MBA (Operations Management), GDC & A, CS, Ph.D.

    Designation: 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.


    30% for Course Assessment and 70% of End - Term Proctored Exam