Project Management

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS2% and CS2% or IS2% and IS2% or IS2% or AF2% and AF2% or MG2% and MG2%

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Effective project management has emerged over the last decade as one of the key determinants of success in many areas of management, including the information systems and information technology industries. This unit provides an understanding of the role and challenges faced by project management, both now and into the future. This will provide direct value to those who wish to move into a project management role, or who wish to improve their existing project management skills, or who simply seek knowledge of the concepts of project management. The unit contains three major modules: what you must know for effective project management, simple tools for project planning, and how to plan and document project management.
    Course Content
    - Manage IS and IT projects
    - Define project and project management
    - Search for new ideas
    - Follow a project process
    - Write a project definition
    - Develop and analyse a milestone plan and network
    - Create a work breakdown structure
    - Negotiate for a responsibility chart
    - Define work packages
    - Calculate resource histograms
    - Estimate project costs
    - Identify, analyse, prioritize and manage project risks
    - Prepare a risk management plan
    - Business Ethics and PM Code of Conduct
    - Manage project teams as people
    - Place projects in management context
    - Manage scope, time, project organisation and quality
    - Measure and improve rate of success

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