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MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Management and Marketing
Version produced : 18 April 2014

Other requisites

Although there are no formal pre-requisite nor co-requisite courses for MGT8025, it is recommended that students enrol in MGT8022 Project-based management prior to, or simultaneously with, study of MGT8025 except where the student is intending to undertake the Complex Project Management specialisation.

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/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

The course examines the following: 1. the inputs, tools techniques and outputs for project initiation, scope planning, scope definition, scope verification, scope change-control, and successful completion of projects; 2. time management in a project context, tools and techniques, the value of work breakdown structures, defining a project schedule, estimating activity durations, the need for cost/time tradeoffs, inter-relationships between activities, consideration of resources, graphical techniques available to display project schedules and the significance of the critical path and float; and 3. cost planning in a project context, lease/buy decisions, project funding, cost definition, estimating methodologies, sources of data, contingency funds, opportunity studies, feasibility studies, cost benefit analyses, discounted cash flow analysis, sensitivity studies, project selection criteria, monitoring and control procedures and earned value analysis.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2013 Online