Program management is the coordinated management of multiple related projects designed to implement strategies and deliver specific benefits, while portfolio management is a process for selection and prioritisation of projects and programs within an organisation. In both cases, considerable strategic awareness and judgement is needed. This subject therefore focuses on the monitoring and control of project or program delivery in the context of communications and stakeholder management and their alignment to organisational goals. In addition, students are exposed to the principles and application of program and portfolio management including project administration, project dashboards, earned value management, and the role that a project or program office can play in assisting control processes. A necessarily practical approach is taken to explore this area. The roles and responsibilities of the various professional associations that guide the future development of the global discipline and bear on personal career development are also examined.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
1. Show competency in project communications and stakeholder management.
2. Apply earned value management techniques to assess project performance.
3. Make recommendations regarding strategic portfolio and program alignment.
4. Develop processes for project administration, review and reporting.
5. Explore organisational communications from a stakeholder perspective.
No prior knowledge required
|Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 4 & 9||Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 5 & 10|