In this unit student will be exposed to various project management methodologies in order to fully appreciate the wide range of options and requirements of project conception and management. The PMBOK method will be used as a guideline for students to develop their own project charter and project plan, culminating in the presentation of this plan, and production of a project report. The unit broadly covers the process of developing a project idea and plan, and consider the various requirements that will allow for the plan to be implemented and managed.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Broadly describe the various components that make up a complete project plan  
  2. Consider the various options available in regard to project management models and techniques and being able to apply these to the unique context, demands and requirements of various projects, considering matters such as size, scope, reach and intent of the project and its stakeholders  
  3. Outline and describe the range of projects that typically are developed in the context of the sport industry.  
  4. Confidently prepare and present a project plan to a critical expert audience (in a digital presentation), and be able to respond to questions that relate to project design, implementation and execution.  


Assessment type Description Grade
ICT (Wiki, Web sites) Discussion boards 20%
Report Project charter 30%
Report Project Plan 30%
Presentation Project plan 20%

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