Post Graduate Diploma Project Management Curriculum

Introduction

Introduction

Changing the way things are done in order to meet customer demands and improved performance has become one of the foremost business issues of our days. Research shows that change that is well guided and well planned can result in new opportunities, growth and increased profitability. Competition in business is stronger than ever, and more executives are realizing that to beat the competition, you constantly have to make things better. Project management is an initiative for getting things done.

About Project Management

About Project Management

There is a silent revolution taking place in the field of project management. As the use of project becomes more pervasive in many organizations, more managers and practitioners are entering the field of project management. Their success will depend on their ability to develop and apply comprehensively acquired knowledge, skills, tools and techniques in the initiation of projects, planning, management, and controlling project initiatives to achieve desired outcome.

POST GRADUATE

The Post Graduate Diploma in Project management

The Post Graduate Diploma in Project management is ideal for people who may be involved in managing technical projects, business projects or developmental projects. The programme will also add value to people who are managing their own businesses and recognize that project management builds an integral component of their business.

This course is structured and aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) nine knowledge areas. The PMBOK therefore, becomes the reference and corner stone of the project management programme and will help students to ring fence what they need to know in this field. Graduates from this programme will have opportunities to sit for Project Management Professional (PMP) exams conducted by Project Management Institute USA. Visit www.pmi.org

THE MISSION

The Mission of the Project Management Program

The Mission of the Project Management Program

a) To educate current and future project managers
b) To advance the importance of research in project management
c) To produce project management educators
d) To prepare students for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exams from PMI U.S.A
e) To introduce project management professional ethics, vocabulary and standards in the field
f) To spear head the idea of establishing Association of Certified Project Managers

CURRICULUM

Post Graduate Diploma Project Management Curriculum

The Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management Program brings realistic examples from the work place to the classroom and integrates those examples into the overall curriculum. However, as this programme is not discipline-specific, no technical domain will receive exclusive representation. Nonetheless, trainers will devotedly approach and discuss the solutions and analysis at the practical level.
Note from program structure:

Note from program structure:

Note from program structure:

*Project Incubation process includes
* Project idea development
* Feasibility study
* Feasibility reports
* Project Selection methods
* Proposal development
*Project management techniques to be studied include:

* Critical Path Methods
* Earned Value Management
* Work Breakdown structure
* Program Evaluation and Review Technique
*Project Fundamental requirement I&II
* Project scope management
* Project schedule management
* Project Cost management
* Project Quality management
*Project Fundamental skills I&II
* Project Human resource management
* Project Communication management
* Project Risks management
* Project Procurement management

ADMISSION

Admission Requirement

Applications for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management program are reviewed by an admission committee. The committee examines factors such as previous academic experience and performance, work experience, and professional objectives.

The basic Minimum program requirements are;
a) A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from accredited College or University or
c) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with three years
working in projects plus
d) A demonstrated strong interest in Project Management