Unit DPM701: Planning, Controlling and Leading a Project

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Unit DPM701: Planning, Controlling and Leading a Project 

Level 7 Diploma in Project Management

Unit code: J/650/3755
RQF level: 7
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This unit will introduce learners to the reality of project development and management. It will also introduce learners to the difficulties of project management in the global corporate environment. Its goal is to encourage critical thinking regarding project management as complex, process-based cultural systems that are always evolving thanks to the efforts of high-performing teams.

Understanding effective project management is becoming increasingly important as a growing number of businesses engage in project development and management operations. The duties and responsibilities of project team members will be taught to students. The study of various levels of management abilities will focus on success factors, monitoring, and control.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes
When awarded credit for this unit, a learner will:

Assessment Criteria
Assessment of this learning outcome will require a learner to demonstrate that they can:

1. Be aware of the concept and principles of project management in the workplace.

1.1 Evaluate project management`s role in accomplishing business goals.
1.2 Analyse how to apply important project management concepts and principles in various business settings.
1.3 Evaluate business objectives to identify viable projects.

2. Be able to create methods and plans for launching, managing, and leading initiatives.

2.1 Evaluate major project management leadership and management theories.
2.2 Define the project manager`s position and responsibilities for a project.
2.3 Create a project organogram that identifies important project team members` roles.
2.4 Determine the financial resources available for project
2.5 Determine whether a proposed project is feasible
2.6 Create a detailed project plan that includes high-level time, resource, and cost estimates that fulfill agreed-upon milestones

3. Be able to assess the effectiveness of project management team communication.

3.1 Evaluate the major aspects of a project communication plan.
3.2 Assess the benefits of a project communication plan to project stakeholders.
3.3 Analyse the factors that can influence communication over the life of a project.

4.Be able to create project monitoring and management procedures.

4.1 Assess risk factors that may obstruct project completion.
4.2 Create procedures and measurements to track and evaluate a project`s status and development.
4.3 Create contingency plans to assist reduce unexpected project delays.

5. Understand how to close and review the completion of a project.

5.1 Analyse the project`s final stages.
5.2 Evaluate the value of project evaluation.

Suggested Resources
Kerzner, H. (2017). Project Management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Burke, R. (2013). Project Management: planning and control techniques. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley; Chichester.
Meredith, J.R., Shafer, S.M. and Mantel, S.J. (2019). Project Management: a managerial approach. Milton Qld: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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