Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction: Time management, project functions, an overview of Time
    • Time Constraints, WBS, Task definition, Estimating project durations
    • Estimating (continued) - Activity definition and resources
    • Activity sequencing - Task dependencies, Networks, Critical Path Analysis
    • Scheduling for resources - Levelling
    • Monitoring & controlling - Assessing and reporting schedule progress
    • Monitoring & controlling (continued) - Earned value performance management
    • PERT and Critical Chain
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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