Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Nature & Organisation of Project Management

Main Topics of Study

Types of Project

  • Engineering and mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Research

Project Objectives

  • Performance and quality
  • Budget
  • Time to completion

Balancing Project Objectives

  • Time/cost relationship
  • Quality/cost relationship

Effective Project Organisation and Communications

  • Communications
  • Need for a project manager’s role

Project Organisation Categories

  • Functional
  • Matrix – the case for and against
  • Project team – the case for and against
  • The hybrid option
  • Organisation of central administration

Project Manager

  • Title and role
  • Seniority
  • Personality
  • Use of information
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Support and co-operation
  • Project services group

Multiple Project Managers

  • Customer’s project manager
  • Customer/supplier chains
  • Contract matrix
  • Joint ventures

PRINCE 2

  • Project management processes
  • Organisation
  • Roles

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

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Project Management – Dennis Lock (Gower)

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Alternative Text and Further Reading:

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The Management of Projects – P W G Morris (Thomas Telford)