The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

Explores the management of project time, through the management of planning and scheduling activities. Examines the process of Human Resource Management (HRM), including the development and leadership of individuals into a cohesive project team with the common purpose of meeting project objectives.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Trimester 3 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Link time and resources to the project schedule

2. Apply a project management schedule as a control mechanism

3. Explain the place of time management in the context of the project life cycle and other project management functions

4. Match appropriate time management methodologies to particular projects, by identifying their capabilities, limitations, application and outcomes

5. Outline the importance of HRM in the project management environment

6. Explain the purpose of human resource development practices such as mentoring, coaching, etc, and identify the policies, standards and methods required to achieve HRM outcomes

7. Apply established HRM selection, assignment, training, performance evaluation and motivation tools

8. Discuss the conflict and stress issues associated with individuals tasked with project management, especially within a human resource matrix management environment

9. Assess HRM outcomes, using success and failure criteria and HRM performance measures

10. Assess interpersonal strengths and weaknesses

11. Apply leadership and management skills within a project environment


Content

Scheduling

  1. Determining the project schedule
  2. Implementing the project schedule
  3. Assessing time management outcomes

Resource Management & Leadership

  1. Implementing human resource and stakeholder planning activities
  2. Implementing staff training and development
  3. Management and leadership of the project team and stakeholders
  4. Assess human resource

Assessment items

Project: Scheduling (Team)

Written Assignment: Team Development (Personal)

Report: Reflective Learning Report (Personal)


Contact hours

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term