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ZPG9008 - Project Management

15 Credits NQF 9

Synopsis

From a simple sole proprietorship to a robust multi-national corporation, organisations depend upon carefully orchestrated logistics to carry out their endeavours on time and within budget. Project management has become as integral as people management to the success of the global enterprise, no matter what its size. In this unit students will examine fundamental principles of project management, and then expand their perspective to the complexities of managing current and innovative new projects across sites, cultures, varying competitive environments and time zones.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • Evaluate project management practices
  • Analyse stakeholder management complexity
  • Analyse strategies for managing project performance
  • Analyse project risk through project profiling
  • Evaluate project quality management practices

Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the five weeks: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per unit typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities, online interactions and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, ‘use it now’ (in your job) applications, reflections, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires three Saturday sessions of scheduled contact. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, guest speakers, case studies, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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