|Year of offer||Not available in 2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The work that most managers do involve managing projects of various type, complexity and size. Sound knowledge and understanding of project management principles is vital to ensure that projects are effectively completed and delivered within the expected time, budget and scope.
This course introduces the critical elements of project management. These include: understanding the different types and classes of projects and how these affect their management; making project selection decisions; using practical tools and techniques for planning and executing projects (e.g., work breakdown structure, network diagram, Gantt chart); monitoring the progress of projects; and closing projects. Appropriate project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project) will be introduced. In addition to these technical aspects, the course will also address human resource and people related issues such as project leadership, teamwork, selection of team members and conflict management.
Participants will learn from discussion of latest theories, practical exercises and case studies on how projects can be most effectively managed, and how challenges of various types within the project management area can best be dealt with.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate sound understanding of the key principles of project management.
- Describe the uses and limitations of project selection models.
- Develop knowledge of the technical skills needed to effectively manage a project; these skills include how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project.
- Use computer software packages to plan and monitor the progress of a project.
- Understand the human and people issues such as leadership, teamwork, and conflict management for effective management of projects.
- Capacity to analyse and synthesize information and develop strategies.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Understand trade-offs between short term goals and long term objectives