Unit 10 Principles of Project Management

QCF Level 4

Credit value: 10 credits

Unit Aim

The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the principles of project management in business.

Learning Outcome

1. Understand the importance of the initiation phase of a project

Assessment Criteria

1.1 Define the aim, scope and objectives of a project
1.2 Evaluate the importance of identifying the tasks, deliverables and schedule of a project
1.3 Assess the importance of identifying the impact of a project on the business
1.4 Identify the components of a business case that supports a project

Learning Outcome

2. Understand how to execute a project

Assessment Criteria

2.1 Evaluate the role of the project manager in a project
2.2 Explain the role of the project sponsor in a project
2.3 Assess the importance of selecting a project life-cycle plan to achieve the project objectives
2.4 Assess the importance of analysing sources of data and information to support a project
2.5 Explain the importance of defining project stakeholders and their management throughout a project life-cycle
2.6 Explain project resourcing, monitoring and controls
2.7 Assess the importance of identifying the critical success factors in the realisation of a project
2.8 Assess the importance of specifying performance measures to monitor project outcomes
2.9 Evaluate ways to monitor the progress of a project through its life-cycle

Learning Outcome

3. Understand how to evaluate and present project outcomes

Assessment Criteria

3.1 Explain how to assess the achievement of project outcomes against project scope objectives
3.2 Assess the importance of evaluating the outcomes of a project against the original business case
3.3 Explain how to present the outcomes of a project

 

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