Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Project Planning & Management

COURSE CODE: PPM 7201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Project Planning and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

  • Introduction
  • What is a project? 
  • What is project management? 
  • The project life cycle 

PROJECT INITIATION (12 hours)

  • Introduction 
  • Develop a business case 
  • Undertake a feasibility study 
  • Establish the terms of reference 
  • Appoint the project team 
  • Perform a phase review

 PROJECT PLANNING (9 hours)

  • Introduction
  • Create a project plan 
  • Create a resource plan 
  • Create a financial plan
  • Create a quality plan

Project Risk Management and control (12 hours)

  • Risk Identification; Risk Quantification; Risk Management, 
  • Response and Control; Risk Management Plan.

SESSION TOPICS 

  • Create a risk plan
  • Create an acceptance plan
  • Create a communications plan
  • Create a procurement plan
  • Contract the suppliers
  • Perform a phase review

PROJECT EXECUTION (15 hours)

  • Introduction
  • Build deliverables
  • Monitor and control
  • Perform time management
  • Perform cost management

SESSION TOPICS 

  • Perform quality management
  • Perform change management
  • Perform risk management
  • Perform issue management 
  • Perform procurement management

SESSION TOPICS 

  • Perform acceptance management
  • Perform communications management
  • Perform a phase review

PROJECT CLOSURE (6 hours) 

  • Introduction
  • Perform project closure
  • Review project completion

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Class presentations

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes