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HMT313 Project Management (8)

Abstract

The lifecycle of a project is studied through the conceptual, developmental and implementation phases. Specific theoretical techniques which have been developed to manage projects effectively are examined. The contribution of computer software packages to the task of project management is studied in practical settings. Risk factors which may threaten the execution of projects are identified. The responsibilities of the project manager, particularly in tourism projects, are studied in simulated situations.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLInternational School of Business and Partnerships

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Hotel Management students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

Identify and understand the key features involved in the effective planning and management of projects.
Interpret data from one project management software package; apply appropriate managerial skills to the task of project management.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
At the commencement of the subject, students are introduced to the terminology used by different professional groups involved in project management. The emphasis at this stage is on the interdependency of the activity due to the involvement of accountants, lawyers, engineers, architects and contractors. The need in effective planning and management of projects to: set goals; nominate checkpoints and schedules; identify resource requirements; assess customer needs; and manage team members is addressed in the lecture program. Practical examples of project management are considered to show sequentially the key stages in a project. At each of the stages, the manager's role is identified and the consequences of failure to discharge the nominated responsibilities are identified and discussed. An overview is made of the theoretical techniques used in the various approaches to project management including TQM, Gantt charts, PERT charts and Critical Path Methodology. The particular information identified in specific instances using these approaches is examined. Students are introduced to the role of software programs in project management. Criteria for selecting program management software are established. In tutorial sessions, students have practical experience with a package such as Microsoft Project 4.0 or Microsoft Project 98. As a result of tutorial work, students appreciate how computer software allows project managers to define start and finish dates; identify cost rates; model cross-project dependencies; and view multiple critical paths in project schedules. The students' mastery of knowledge in this area is demonstrated by their ability to interpret output data from one project management software package. An examination is made of the potential sources of stress and conflict in the development of a project. Students are ma

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.