1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J Project Management

Spring 2004

Project management as an iterative process.
Project management as an iterative process, excerpted from lecture 1. (Image courtesy of OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course site features a complete set of lecture notes.

Course Description

1.040 covers three important aspects of construction project management:
  • the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects;
  • efficient management methods revealed through practice and research; and
  • hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations and field trips.

The course relies on a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning from old and current construction projects. Within the framework, students learn the methodologies and tools necessary for each aspect of the process as well as the theories upon which these are built. By the end of the term they are able to adapt and apply the framework to effectively manage a construction project in an Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) organization.

Technical Requirements

Primavera Project Planner® software is required to run the .p3 files on this course site. Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files. File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Dr. Nathaniel Osgood

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session


Undergraduate / Graduate