MGT8022 Project Management Framework
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
The course examines the following: (1) an overview of projects and project management; (2) a systems view of project management, definition of strategy and governance; (3) project organisational structures and communication with key stakeholders; (4) project scope management; (5) project financial management; (6) project time management; (7) project cost management; (8) management of the quality and risks associated with the project; (9) management of the procurement processes; and (10) integration and control of the project management processes. The course covers all nine units of the nationally-accredited National Competency Standards for Project Management. It addresses the fundamental difference between project and general management. It highlights the importance of project planning and discusses the processes of networking, scheduling and resource allocation. It also includes discussions on project monitoring and performance measurement, earned value control systems, quality planning, assurance and control, risk assessment and analysis and human resource management in the project environment. The importance of project communication and the use of management information systems to assist in planning and controlling project activities are emphasised. Students are encouraged to use a personal computer-based project management software package and may also use other software such as spreadsheets in a project management system application.