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QBUS3350: Project Planning and Management

Project management provides organisations with a powerful set of tools to improves their ability to plan, implement, and manage activities to accomplish specific organisational objectives. Project management is more than just a set of tools; it is a results-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborations among a diverse cast of characteristics. This unit introduces students to the planning and management of projects by focusing on a variety of practical topics including project network, PERT, resource scheduling, learning curves, cost and time management in projects, and the use of project management support systems. It also discusses the organisational, leadership, cultural, technological challenges that project managers might face.

Code QBUS3350
Academic unit Business Analytics
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905

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

  • LO1. select appropriate projects to undertake in accordance with organisational strategy
  • LO2. carry out project planning and resolve the issues around resource planning and scheduling
  • LO3. apply business knowledge from various disciplines to enable effective project management
  • LO4. understand how organisational factors and team dynamics affect project management decisions.