Level 6 – Page 3 – Accountants Institute
Exam Unit: Project Management (3.2)

Learning Outcome

To demonstrate a thorough and in depth understanding of the generic study of Project Management. The Learner is expected to demonstrate a full appreciation of the processes involved and the best practices required in order to apply effective management of projects in a modern organisation.

Project Definition:
1. Definition of a Project
2. Definition of Project Management
3. Project Manager Skills
4. Organisational Structures
5. Project Life Cycles & Processes
6. The Project Management OfficeProject Initiation:
1. Project Management Knowledge Areas
2. Project Initiation Process
3. Project Goals
4. Project Constraints
5. Project AssumptionsProject Charter:
1. Project Selection Methodologies
2. Initial Requirements
3. Publishing the Project Charter

Scope Statement & Work Breakdown Structure:
1. The Project Scope
2. Scope Management Plan
3. Scope Definition
4. Work Breakdown Structure
5. Stakeholders

Resource Planning & Estimating:
1. Resource Management Plan
2. Organizational Plan
3. Acquiring Staff
4. Estimating Time
5. Estimating Costs

Project Planning Controls:
1. Quality Standards
2. Risk Planning
3. Procurement Planning

Project Plan:
1. Project Schedule
2. Cost Budget Baseline
3. Project Plan DevelopmentProject Team:
1. Plan Execution
2. Project Team Development
3. Communications
4. Information DisseminationProject Performance:
1. Contracting
2. Quality Assurance
3. Progress
4. Performance Measurements

Controlling Change:
1. Change Control
2. Scope Change
3. Schedule Change
4. Cost Change
5. Quality Control Techniques
6. Risk Response

Project Closure:
1. Project Closure
2. Administrative Closure
3. Resource Release

Professional Responsibility:
1. Integrity
2. Professional Knowledge
3. Stakeholders Interests
4. Diverse Cultures