The Project Planning and Control unit will review the development process of a project from its inception through to feasibility and commencement. Design documentation and life cycle planning will be addressed. Theoretical frameworks for planning and managing the project management process will be critiqued. Project control and cost planning, financial control, time management and other scheduling techniques will be applied to practical scenarios.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate and implement advanced project management concepts and methods to enable students to plan and control a project;  
  2. Design and present a project management plan for the successful delivery of a complex project;  
  3. Adapt and implement scheduling techniques to facilitate effective project planning and control; and  
  4. Investigate and appraise key project evaluation monitoring and control techniques and justify their importance in bringing projects to successful completion.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Group Project (including Progress Report as early assessment - 5%) 40%
Presentation Presentation 20%
Case Study Written Submission (2000 words approx) 40%

Required reading

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th ed.
(PMBOK® GUIDE) (2017)
Project Management Institute

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 7th ed.
(PMBOK® GUIDE) (2021)
Project Management Institute

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

Where to next?

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