The course belongs to CQ University, USA. The course of initiating and planning project which is covered in the unit helps the student in developing proper knowledge and skills which is required for effective initiation and planning of various projects for resolving organisational knowledge along with that resolving challenging situation. The course uses various initiative and planning which is effective for planning projects. The students will be provided with various different standards, practices and framework along with that proper opportunities and planning will be provided. The students will apply various tools and techniques for enhancing the student’s skills of initiation and planning. The students will be provided knowledge about various project management artifacts as it is the main area of effective initiation and planning of the projects. The subject will provide the student with proper understanding and purpose of initiation and planning stage in order to determine the work which is needed to be done in order to deliver a proper project by considering the project products and establishing a strong and proper foundation of the project before committing all the resources for the project. The planning of the project helps in achieving the organizational goal by effectively engaging the stakeholders who will be responsible for increasing the effectiveness of the strategies which can be implied for improving the quality of the project and considering the improvement plan. The student will understand that it is the first step of the project life cycle where the student will be provided with proper critical thinking analysis skills in order to identify the reason for the opportunity for implementing such a project within the organization by identifying the possible advantages and to take proper opportunity from the determined projects.
The student will also have a proper understanding about the project management body of knowledge which will help the student to understand the various stages of project development including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure in order to implement an effective project idea for improving the working product. The primary purpose for initiating any project is to determine why the project is important and feasible for the organization and hence the students will understand the importance of implementing the type of project which is required within the organization for improving the quality of service and to determine the need of the project. The student will also understand how to evaluate the result such as collecting the data, prototype proof of the concept and understanding the working product for improving the quality of practice and the project. The student will also be able to maintain a proper project initiation process which consist of developing a proper project initiation checklist, maintaining a proper running a feasibility test or study, drafting a proper project charter, managing the stakeholders and thereby selecting the right team and project office for implementing such activities. The student will understand the importance of successful project planning by maintaining a proper checklist and creating a plan for involving the stakeholder within the project, understanding the list of deliverables which needs to be delivered during the project work, implementing proper teamwork, identifying the risk of the project, creating a proper budget for the project and establishing a progress report with effective guideline for understanding the importance of the project are the steps required to fulfill the project.
The student will also understand the difference between initiation and planning of the project as initiation of project help the student in creating a proper project charter which contains an effective elaborative description of the business which needs to be implemented by understanding the issue, maintaining a proper desired deliverable within the project for managing it effectively and a formal approval is also essential for successful implementation and management of the project. It is also essential to have a proper idea about project planning with the help of various examples and ideas in order to create various aspects and propose an effort for implementing such a project in order to increase the quality of service. A proper planning of the project helps the student to lower the cost of implementation or the strategies which will help in improving the effectiveness of the project. The student will also have understood in managing the resources and reducing the cost of excessive project organization in order to lower the chance of developing disadvantages and wasting of the resources. The subject will also help the student in understanding the proper time which is required for proper project planning and usually 20% of the project time must be provided in research which will help in having best practice and increase the chance of implementing cost-effective approach through proper initiation and planning. The students will understand the importance of the surveys and research before planning the project.
Location - United States of America
Study level - Postgraduate level
Unit code - PPMP 20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
The overall course is divided into various assessments which is credited for improving the planning and initiating the project. The assessment includes analysis of the underlined project and the need of justification of such project, application of the contemporary techniques in order to analyse and identify the stakeholders, analysing and defining the effectiveness for having a decomposition project scope, The assessment also focuses upon defining and applying proper project estimation techniques. The project also helps in critically analysing and defining various actions which are required to address the project uncertainty.
The course carries total 6 credit in the post graduation which also requires an overall time of 12.5 hours per week. The assessment is divided in to 3 assessments. The first assessment carries 20% of the total mark, the written assessment carries 50% of the total mark and the reflective practice assignment carries 30% of the total assignment. The student will pass by obtaining at least 50% in each of the assessment task along with that the student need 50% minimum in overall.
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