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Foundations of Project Management

Course code
Course type
BSc Course General Studies
Weekly Hours
HS 2022
Rob Copeland
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Course Description

Project Management is increasingly important in today's world. This course covers the fundamental concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and short-term projects. The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling projects. The course uses cases from a wide variety of industries.

Course Objectives

- Provide a fundamental understanding of project management methodologies

- Use a teaching method that enhances the content through interactive sessions, group assignments and real life examples

- Develop communication and presentation skills

- Bring theory in to practice via class project

Date Time
Friday, 09.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Friday, 16.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 22.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Friday, 23.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Friday, 30.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Friday, 07.10.2022 15:30 - 18:45
- Identify the elements of the PM life cycle, including: Plan, Control, and Organize and Allocate Resources

- Understand Project Management processes

- Comprehend basic tools and techniques to plan, organize and manage a project

- Optimize results while managing the triple constraints

- Manage stakeholder communications

PMBOK 6th Edition Publisher: Project Management InstituteISBN: 9781628253825

Case Studies


Self Study

Group Presentation
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