Project Management

Course code GSBS6503Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course introduces the technical, organisational and personal skills needed to manage complex projects. Topics include: integration of organisational strategy and projects; selection of projects; project management tools and techniques and interpersonal, management and leadership skills required for effective project management. In addition, the course covers such areas as evolution or project management structures, project initiation, team selection and team building, conflict management, resource scheduling and risk assessment, progress and performance measurement and evaluation and finally post-implementation review and project closure. Throughout, the emphasis in this course is on the detailed planning that is required to achieve objectives while coping with unstable, changing environments.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand and apply project management theories, tools and techniques to many aspects of their professional and personal lives;
2. Demonstrate proficiency in using project management tools and processes to prepare plans and risk management plans;
3. Demonstrate proficiency in calculating and interpreting critical path analysis, resource scheduling and project performance monitoring.
ContentIntroduction to project management
Project Organisation: structure and culture
Defining the project: detailed project scope requirements
Developing a project plan: project networks and critical path analysis
Managing uncertainties (risks), estimating time and cost
Resource scheduling: managing time, cost and resource constraints
Leadership and management of projects
Partnering and managing inter-organisational relations
Progress and performance measurement
Post-implementation review and project closure
Business as usual project management, the future
Replacing Course(s)MNGT561
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo prior study of the subject is required however it is expected that students have the required academic skills in information collection, evaluation, compilation and presentation.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks