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PMGT5887: Computer Applications in PM

Computer-Aided Project Management builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today's software, developing a postmodern project management systems paradigm for the twenty-first century. Adopting a unique systems perspective that emphasises project coding--an essential skill in project database management--this course demonstrates what fundamental project management principles are, what they do, and how they work in the software environment. Addressing all phases of a project, it illustrates and expands theories through the use of realistic case studies and extensive exercises running on computers. An important feature of systems project management, the use of scope and quality is also discussed. By the end of this unit of study, students should be able to: - Understand application-based introduction to effective systems and methods for project planning and control - Understand essential knowledge to manage successfully and to create, use, and communicate PC-, Server-, Web-, and Internet-based project management information. - Understand the use of structures such as PDS (Project Definition Structure), WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure), and Masterformat project coding for areas, functions, elements, phases, stages, packages, purchase orders, contracts, and human resources planning and scheduling by CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) communicating with Gantt and bar charts and graphics such as S curves relating estimating and cost control from order-of-magnitude numbers to appropriation grade budgets. - Understand how to apply project concepts from knowledge areas at an operational level using project-based software applications.

Code PMGT5887
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the key systems and processes of project management
  • LO2. Understand the application of appropriate information-communication technology tools available at various stages of the project
  • LO3. Understand the concepts, framework and structure within which the computer application works in although computer applications change over time
  • LO4. Apply the use of the right technology for the right task in the project phase
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of common tools used by professionals in the industry
  • LO6. Demonstrate the skill to learn, use and adapt new technologies effectively and efficiently.