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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.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • 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