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BMAN329 - onlineStudy unit 1:Introduction to Project ManagementWeek 2 + 3Dr L Hamilton
After completing this study unit you should be ableto:Define a project and its attributes.Differentiate between project and operational work.Identify the key constraints within which a project must be managed.Demonstrate an understanding of the term project management andthe elements of the project management process.Define a project manager and identify the responsibilities and skillsof a project manager to successfully manage projects.Identify the stakeholders in a project.Explain the different environments within which projects operate.Demonstrate an understanding and relevance of the nine projectmanagement knowledge areas.
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What is a project?LO 1Project:Is a temporary undertaking to achieve aspecific objectivethrough asetofinterrelatedactivities and theeffective utilisationofresources. A project has abeginning and an end. A projectcreates a unique product or service.A project is carried out to achieve a specific objective, within a specified cost scheduleand time frameCh 1: p4
What is a project?(cont.)LO 1NotesCreatesproducts / servicesResources used:HumanNatural/MaterialFinancialInformationCould be:Any sizeLast hours/days/months/yearsInvolves costs fromtens to billions
What is a project?(cont.)Attributes (characteristics) that help to define a project:Has aclear objective(tangible endproduct that the project team mustproduce and deliver).Definedintermsofendproduct/deliverable,scheduleandbudget.May include a statement of theexpected benefits or outcomes.Is carried out through a set ofinterdependent activities(tasks)Utilises various resourcesto carry out activities.Has aspecific time frameor finite life span (start/end date – life cycle, with 4phases: initiating, planning, performing, closing).May be aunique or one-timeendeavor.Has asponsor(s)and acustomer(s).Involves adegree of uncertainty.

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