Project Management

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

On 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.

Introduction 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
Transition Not applicable
Assumed Knowledge No 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.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Projects -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GSBS6503
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