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Introduction to Project Management

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Subject Aim:

Project Management is a complex and all-inclusive business discipline. This introductory subject aims to give the learner an understanding of the body of knowledge associated with the discipline, including an introduction to the established PMBOK framework of Project Management; its tools and processes and the cross-reliant and iterative, progressive aspects of Project Management. Upon completion of the subject the student will have a strong understanding of the Project Management discipline which will best equip them with the necessary core management knowledge and skills required for successful project achievement in the contemporary business environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline the PMBOK process groups
  • Investigate and assess project stages using iterative research and integrative tools including MS Project
  • Identify the lifecycle of the project and prioritise project constraints
  • Use the main tools, artefacts, principles, standards and practices used to manage a project or be an effective PM team member
  • Demonstrate application of project plan by examining and performing integration processes such as re-scheduling and variation reporting

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Students are required to prepare for assessments by reading the subject matter in course notes, handouts and readings. Class work and practical application of accepted theory and tools assist in reinforcing the importance of this subject’s topics. Each student is required to participate in class discussions assuming role play within the context of the management of a project.