Kerzner, Harold 2009 or later edition, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons
- Subject notes
Basic knowledge of MS-Project is required for this subject.
Learning and Teaching Methods
12 lectures are delivered covering all examinable topics combined with a series of mini-case studies involving problem solving and application of techniques.
A major case study is provided for project planning involving multi-site locations, with installation of computer equipment, telecommunications and application suite with multiple suppliers and subcontractors. This is done in small group syndicates.
A discussion forum is provided for students to raise issues and questions with stakeholders (role played by the lecturer).
A second round of the case study is then required which involves a review and revision of the project in terms of certain specific problems encountered and delivered as a presentation and progress report to a steering committee (role played).
Indicative Key Learning Resources
Prescribed Text – Project Management, A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Harold Kerzner (Wiley) Edition 9 or later. Use of Microsoft Project Software or equivalent. Discussion forum provided via LMS. Materials from real-world cases are provided in class.
Alumni have joined major consulting firms, Telcos, and Government Departments as project managers, and several have been successful in overseas homeland appointments.
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Last updated: 2 December 2019