- Project managment in perspective
- Project evaluation/selection
- Project initiation
- Project organisation
- Working in and managing a team
- Project communications including negotiation and conflict resolution
- Quality management
- Risk management
- Project progress measurement and audit
- Project control
- Project termination
- Ethical issues in project management
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Web links
- Online assignment submission
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Study guide
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Assignment 1 - Assessment (100%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation and performance measurement activities required for successful conpletion of a project. The subject introduces project management from the standpoint of a manager who must organise, plan, implement and control tasks to achieve an organisation's schedule, budget, and performance objectives. Tools and concepts such as project charter, scope statement, work breakdown structure, project estimating and scheduling methodologies are discussed. The central questions the subject addresses are:
What is a project?
How do you manage one?
What is management risk?
The subject provides students with an organised approach to managing the uncertanties that can lead to undesirable project outcomes by identifying and mitigating risks that can result in cost overruns, delayed schedules or failure to meet performance standards.