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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Project Planning and Management
UoS Code QBUS2350
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or equivalent
Prohibitions CIVL3805, ECMT3640
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment Team project (20%), homework (30%), and exam (50%)
Description Project management provides business organisations with a powerful set of tools that improve their ability to plan, implement, and manage activities to accomplish specific organisational objectives. But project management is more than just a set of tools; it is a results-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborations among a diverse cast of characteristics. This unit introduces students to the planning and management of projects by focusing on a variety of practical topics including project network, PERT, resource scheduling, learning curves, cost and time management in projects, and the use of project management support systems. It also discusses the organisational, leadership, cultural, technological challenges that project managers might face.