Project plan

Course Name: Planning a project (IPM103)

In this course you’ll gain knowledge of project management theory and apply it to a team project.

Course Metrics

  • Notional learning hours: 37.5 hours (12 Directed Learning hours, 3 Authentic Workplace or Practical Learning, 22.5 Self Directed Learning hours)
  • Duration: 2 weeks, 15 hours per week
  • Assessment: 7.5 Hours
  • Formal Credit Option: The four micro courses combined:
    • 15 credits of a 15-credit course towards a 360 credit credential at Otago Polytechnic or
    • 15 credits towards 120 credits credential at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Course: One of four micro courses for Introduction to Project Management
  • Credential: The following articulation pathways are available:
    • NZ Diploma In Business (Level 5, Leadership and Management)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (Business)
  • Level: Level 5 / 1st year Bachelor Degree

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of this micro course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and estimate resource requirements
  • Understand sequences of work flow, dependencies and create a Gantt chart
  • Produce a budget
  • Assess and assure quality
  • Source required resources and manage the acquisition process
  • Identify and mitigate project risk
  • Assemble a project plan

What’s involved?

There are eight learning pathways each containing numerous resources, activities, and an assessment (for those seeking formal credit).

The learning pathways are:

  • Your project
  • Resources
  • Time
  • Budget
  • Quality
  • Procurement
  • Risk
  • Putting it all together

What prerequisites should I have, if any?

Anyone is free to participate in this course. An internet connection and basic web browsing skills are recommended with the ability to create a blog and microblog account (instructions and self-study tutorials provided.) You are requested to keep a personal learning journal as reflection has been shown to increase learning markedly.

Learners aiming to submit assessments for formal academic credit will need to meet the normal university admission requirements of the conferring institution (e.g. language proficiency and school leaving certificates).