This course provides an introduction to basic project management theory used to manage projects successfully. It focuses on the application of project management methods and tools during initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects. Students are introduced to Microsoft Project and will use this program throughout the course.
Total Weeks: 2
This course is offered online: No
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to apply project management processes, utilising Microsoft Project to:
- Understand the project management cycle and its main components
- Break large or complex efforts into manageable assignments
- Plan, estimate, schedule, and budget work, using a variety of techniques
- Apply time/cost trade-off techniques to optimize project plans
- Deal with uncertainties and handle risk
- Measure and control: costs, schedules, and technical performance
- Monitor, document, and report project progress and problems
- Manage changes and revise work when necessary
- Establish and use contingency allowances wisely
- Win management support and obtain necessary resources
- Ensure customer and management satisfaction
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50% minimum) per course and C+ (65% minimum) overall in the program.
Percentage of Individual Work: 50
Percentage of Group Work: 50
Course Offered in Other Programs: No
Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.