Instructor: Çilem Selin Hazır, Ph.D.  (e-mail:

Course Schedule: Wednesday, 09:20-12:10;  Friday, 09:20-12:10

Class Room :KA05 – Center Campus


Course Description:

In this course project management processes and methods are introduced. Topics included are: project life cycle, project selection, project organization, project time determination, project cost and time/cost trade-off analysis, resource allocations, project control, project auditing and termination.

Textbook: Meredith, J. R., Mantel S.J., Shafer S.M. Project management: a managerial approach. John Wiley & Sons, 9th Edition, 2016.

Supplementary Reading:

Larson, E.W., Gray C.F. Project Management: The Managerial Process. McGraw-Hill, 6th Edition, 2014.

Shtub, A., Bard, J., Globerson, S.  Project Management: Processes, Methodologies, and Economics, Pearson Education Limited; Pearson New International Edition edition, 2014.

Objectives of the Course:​

·     Give students an understanding of basic project management concepts and principles.

·     Develop the ability of students to critically review the project management processes.

·     Provide principles and techniques for planning, scheduling and managing projects.

·     Enable the student to define a project, estimate project times and costs, develop a project plan, and schedule resources.

·     Enable the students to understand the importance of analytical tools and some management techniques used in conjunction with project management.

·     Have the students be able to create an effective team, based on project requirements.

·     Enable the students to manage project teams, project risks, and performance measurement.

·     Enable students to understand how organizational culture, leadership structure, team dynamics, and personnel characteristics affect project management.​

Provide experience for using software for project management.

Learning Outcomes:After completion of this course, it is expected that the student will:

1.    Have the ability to critically review the project management processes. 

2.    Understand the importance of analytical tools and some management techniques used in conjunction with project management. 

3.    Understand how leadership structure, team dynamics, workers characteristics, and organizational culture affect project management.

4.    Be familiar with the principles and techniques for planning, scheduling and managing projects.

5.    Have a profound understanding in determining project activities and work breakdown structure.

6.     Be able to define a project, develop a project plan, schedule resources, and estimate project times & costs.

7.    Be able to crash the projects using time / cost analysis techniques using resource constraints.

8.    Be able to create effective teams based on project requirements.

9. Have an experience for using software for project management.

Teaching Policy:

A variety of teaching approaches will be used such as telling/explaining, discussion/debate, questioning, peer teaching, problem solving, and video presentations. A cooperative, student-centered learning is utilized to reach a high level of student involvement.​

Assessment Policy: 

Assessment policy comprises two methods:


In-class exercises & Quizzes: In-class exercises and quizzes will be used as tools of a periodic assessment. Most of the time, they will aim at assessing the knowledge of a single chapter. Among these two tools, in in-class exercises, students will work in groups in the classroom. They will make the exercise using the course-material and discussing with their team members.

 Midterm & Final Examination: The examinations will cover all the topics discussed and involve 4-5 qualitative/quantitative questions. The duration of these exams will be 90-120 minutes.


Class Rules




Come to class on time. Be fully engaged (cell-phones should be turned-off). Do not hesitate to ask questions. Assume good intent. No plagiarism (see





In Class Exercises (%5*4=%20)

Midterm Exam (%30)                           

Quizzes (%5*2=%10)

Final Exam (%40)

Student Workload:




Lectures: 39 hrs, Readings: 26 hrs, Compilation and finalization of course/lecture notes: 13 hours, In-Class Exercise&Quizz Preperations: 18 hrs, Midterm & Final Exam & Preparation: 30 hrs, Total workload is 126 hours.