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This subject provides a critical review of the theory of project management in construction by showing and reflecting on how the established set of project management competencies applies to all phases of building projects’ life cycle. Through project simulations and structured discussion, students are made aware of the relationship between quantitative data and qualitative decisions in a framework of relative uncertainty, and how this relationship is likely to change depending on project type, technological context and building coalitions. By covering new developments, trends and technologies in project management, the subject exposes students to possible transformations in the discipline. At the end of the subject, students are required to go through a self-assessment process that helps them identify knowledge gaps and own development paths as well as the importance of peer interaction and reflective learning in team environments.
Intended learning outcomes
To develop a thorough understanding of all key competency areas in Project & Program Management and in socio-cultural management from a built environment perspective.
The core objectives include:
- Understanding of the range of knowledge areas in Project and Program Management;
- Understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses with respect to opportunities in the field.
- An appreciation of the scope and dimensions of professional roles;
- The ability to function effectively as either a team leader or member within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
- A commitment to, and fundamental appreciation of, the concept of successful teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely as a team leader or member of the group;
- An ability to communicate ideas, concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences effectively, clearly and concisely;
- An ability to carry out research and apply fundamental theoretical knowledge to problem solving in relevant disciplines.
Last updated: 10 November 2019