This unit deals with tools and techniques of contemporary project management. It covers the following topics: introduction to project management; ethical issues in conducting projects; statement of work and the specification; project work breakdown structure and team recruitment; generating a project task list; project Gantt chart; critical path analysis; risk analysis basics and time buffer calculations; budgeting and costing; project plan review; project execution; project change; project communication and team building; achieving closure; types of projects: basic projects, major projects, macro projects; international projects in the global environment; procurement.
This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
Prescribed Text - REVISED AN INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOURTH EDITION WITH BRIEF GUIDES TO MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013 AND ATTASK
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