Project Management

 

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 18 hours, 4 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework

 

Aims

Today’s competitive business environment is pushing companies towards a greater emphasis on innovation of product and processes. Project management offers a highly structured approach to effectively manage change and is capable of being adapted to fit a diverse range of applications. Managing projects is a highly complex job. If today’s project leaders are to cope with complex projects, they need to think of themselves as change agents – aspiring individuals who implement change by gaining the commitment and action of key people both inside and outside their organisation.

Through the acquisition of a range of tools and techniques this elective will aim to provide students with a basic understanding and knowledge of the key concepts and analytical skills underpinning the effective management of projects in any industry sector.

The objectives are:

  • To learn the responsibilities and essential tools and techniques required to successfully plan, manage, control and evaluate any major project in a complex environment
  • To develop the fundamental skills required of all project managers: critical reasoning skills, quantitative analytical skills and integrative skills, from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply basic tools and techniques of project management in practice:

  • Write a sponsor and project requirements definition
  • Construct a comprehensive project schedule
  • Evaluate a project plan subject to time, cost and resource constraints

 

Content

  • Project management growth
  • Project Planning
  • Project Stages and Sizing
  • Resource and Task Management
  • Scheduling techniques
  • Project Teams
  • Pricing and Cost Control
  • Contracts and procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Evaluation and Reporting