As projects become more obscure, greater competencies are required to manage their complexity. This syllabus is designed to examine project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various tools and techniques of project initiation, planning, execution, control, and close-out to successfully achieve project objectives.
Includes defining the project in strategic terms, especially in terms of its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.
Involves the devising of a project plan capable of achieving the project objectives, continuously refining requirements, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), establishing project controls and seeking approval for the plan.
The execution stage includes progressive elaboration of the project’s plan whilst
co-ordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish the planned objectives.
This is the process of ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly, using earned value to identify variances from plan, responding to risk triggers and taking corrective action as necessary.
The final stage includes the formalised acceptance of the project or phase, the documenting of lessons learned, record archiving as well as contract review and audit.