This course introduces the student to characteristics, problems, techniques, and methods of project management and also of decision-making in organizations using the Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (“PERT) method, software computer models and practices will be used to solve practical problems in an organization.
The objectives of this subject are to help students to understand:
- Provide the student with greater understanding of analytical skills for solving problems in project management
- Introduce students to mathematical models which aid in decision making process and to develop critical thinking and knowledge in project management’s theory and practices.
- Enable students how to learn how to use software packages in project management practices.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLOs)
On completion of this subject, students are expected to:
- Use analytical skills for problem solving in project management
- Differentiate the mathematical models used in decision making process
- Demonstrate mastery in using software project management packages.
- Process Approach to Project Management
- Engineering Economic Analysis
- Life-Cycle Costing
- Portfolio Management—Project Screening and Selection
- Multiple-Criteria Methods for Evaluation and Group Decision Making
- Scope and Organizational Structure of a Project
- Management of Product, Process, and Support Design
- Project Scheduling
- Resource Management
- Project Budget
- Project Control
- Research and Development Projects
- Computer Support for Project Management
- Project Termination
Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, 5th Edition
Jeffrey K. Pinto, Pennsylvania State University – Erie
Feedback Given to Participants in Response to Assessed Work
- Individual written feedback on coursework
- Feedback discussed as part of a tutorial
- Individual feedback on request
- Model answers
Developmental Feedback Generated Through Teaching Activities
- Feedback is given at presentations and during tutorial sessions
- Dialogue between participants and staff in tutorials and lectures
GRADING AND SCORING
The course grade will be based on a final project presented by the participant and graded by the instructor. Participants much achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.