Project Time Management - 2018

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Unit summary

PRM530

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (35%) , Report (45%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Time management within a project environment. Time scheduling through the use of Gantt charts networks diagrams through the use of specialist software. Application of the time management process of scoping activities, estimating durations sequencing tasks, monitoring and reporting. Review contemporary processes such as of Critical Chain scheduling.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. create a project schedule through the analysis and application of principles and processes of time management, with the aid of specialist software, and reflect upon and analyse the results
  2. synthesise conceptual and theoretical knowledge to solve a project time management problem
  3. recognise the concepts, theories, tools and techniques of project time management.
  • Essay (35%)
  • Report (45%)
  • Test (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction: Time management, project functions, an overview of Time
2Time Constraints, WBS, Task definition, Estimating project durations
3Estimating (continued) - Activity definition and resources
4Activity sequencing - Task dependencies, Networks, Critical Path Analysis
5Scheduling for resources - Levelling
6Monitoring & controlling - Assessing and reporting schedule progress
7Monitoring & controlling (continued) - Earned value performance management
8PERT and Critical Chain

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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