Project Management Theory and Practice

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Project Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: The primary objective of this module is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to apply 
    Project Management principles, tools and techniques to help initiate changes to achieve specific pre-determined project objectives in line with organisational goals and strategies. The module will prepare students for the workplace by developing their understanding of Project Management knowledge areas and Project Management processes. The student will benefit from understanding how projects are initiated, implemented, monitored and controlled and closed within a change environment.

    Syllabus: Project management organisational strategy and change, project portfolio management, programme management, project lifecycles, project processes, project management strategies and approaches, projects, operations and change, project human resource management, role of the project manager-change agent, project leadership, role of the project team, projects and organisational structures, implementing change though project initiation, project selection, project integration management and project implementation. Developing the project charter, developing the project plan, project communications management, project risk management, project scope management, project estimates, top down estimating, bottom up estimating, project budgets and project baselines, project time management, activity scheduling, resource allocation, project monitoring and control, earned value - monitoring change, cost and schedule variance, cost and schedule performance indices, project change management, project quality management, project computer applications, project closure.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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