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BIBM773 – Advanced Project Management

Module code
Module title
Advanced Project Management
This module will enable the student to learn the principles of the project management body of knowledge and cover the content of the Project Management Institute PMBOK and its application and evaluation to the workplace.
  • BI1401
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate the processes followed by project initiation
2. Develop documents containing project planning including scope planning, scope definition,
creation of WBS, and scope control
3. Develop Cost profiles for a project and evaluate project performance against baseline
4. Apply Quality Management principles to projects and analyse the impact of this on project
5. Evaluate Human Resource Management assigned to projects, including balancing
workload and analyse the impact of this on resource utilisation and cost
6. Evaluate Communications Management within the context of running a project
7. Describe and assess activities involved with Project Integration Management and appraise
the effectiveness of a project using principles of project Control, including cost and
schedule variance, earned value
8. Analyse issues, and evaluate solutions, that may arise during project closure
- Processes of Project Management - initiating, planning, executing, controlling and
monitoring, and closing.
- Project Management Body of Knowledge
- Integration Management
- Scope Management
- Time Management
- Cost Management
- Quality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Communications Management
- Risk Management
- Procurement Management
- Defining a project
- Project life cycle
- Project fit:
o Stakeholders
o Goals
o SWOT analysis
- Project financial assessment
- Project proposals
- Risk and risk response
- Project organisational structure
- Project organisational culture
- Writing a project scope statement
- Project costs
- Project responsibility matrix
- Project priority matrix
- Project budget
- Apportion method and allocating project costs
- Project network preparation and analysis
- Project network vs. Gantt chart comparison
- Risk management, response and mitigation
- Change control management
- Resource limitations
o Unplanned time and resource constraints
o Crashing a project
- Project leadership
- Project outsourcing
- Cost vs time
- Project status report
- Project audit report
- Project close out
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods my involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Basic of Assessment
Candidates must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all assessments to receive a passing grade for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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