6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Project management for small to medium enterprises introduces the essential concepts, tools and techniques relevant to project management. The unit content covers the broad perspectives of managerial skills and knowledge required to initiate, implement, and evaluate successful projects. These perspectives include strategic planning, financial control, human resource management, and project evaluation. Throughout the unit, the application of relevant information technology and the pursuit of quality outcomes underpin and reinforce these perspectives.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- explain the key concepts in project initiation including selection, feasibility, and planning
- identify and demonstrate, with examples, the implementation tasks including the preparation of cost estimates, tasks scheduling and project team leadership and coordination
- demonstrate methods to control projects and determine the criteria to evaluate projects
- describe the project completion process
- apply tools and principles to project management through use of information technology, setting quality standards, risk analysis, and identifying obstacles to project success.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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