CIMA-E2- Project and relationship management
E2 emphasises a holistic, integrated approach to managing organisations, from external and internal perspectives. It builds on the understanding of organisational structuring gained from E1 and is centred on the concept of strategy and how organisational strategy can be implemented through people, projects, processes and relationships. It provides the basis for developing further insights into how to formulate and implement organisational strategy, which is covered in E3.
Summary of syllabus & Topic Weight
- Introduction to strategic management and assessing the global environment 30%
- The human aspects of the organization 20%
- Managing relationships 20%
- Managing change through project 30%
Learning Out Come
E2 – A. INTRODUCTION TO Strategic management and assessing the global environment (30%)
- discuss developments in strategic management.
(a) discuss the concept of strategy and the rational/formal approach to strategy development. (b) compare and contrast alternative approaches to strategy development
(c) explain the approaches to achieving sustainable competitive advantage.
- analyse the relationship between different aspects of the global business environment
(a) distinguish between different aspects of the global business environment, including the competitive environment
(b) discuss the approaches to competitor analysis including the collection and interpretation of trend data.
E2 – B. The human aspects of the organisation (20%)
- discuss the concepts associated with managing through people.
- discuss the concepts of leadership and management
- (b) discuss HRM approaches for managing and controlling individuals’ performance.
- discuss the hard and soft aspects of people and organisational performance.
- discuss behavioural aspects of management control
- (b) explain the importance of organisational culture.
E2 – C. MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS (20%)
- discuss the effectiveness of organisational relationships.
(a) evaluate the issues associated with building, leading and managing effective
(b) discuss the effectiveness of handling relationships between the finance function and other parts of the organisation and the supply chain
(c) discuss the effectiveness of handling relationships between the finance function and external experts and stakeholders.
- discuss management tools and techniques in managing organisational relationships.
(a) discuss the roles of communication, negotiation, influence and persuasion in the management process
(b) discuss approaches to managing conflict.
E2 – D. MANAGING CHANGE THROUGH PROJECTS (30%)
- advise on important elements in the change process.
(a) discuss the concept of organisational change
(b) recommend techniques to manage resistance to change.
- discuss the concepts involved in managing projects.
(a) discuss the characteristics of the different phases of a project
(b) apply tools and techniques for project managers
(c) discuss management and leadership issues associated with projects, including the roles of key players in projects.
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 4 Months
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 754
- Assessments Yes
- The concept of strategy and the rational approach to strategy development
- Alternative approaches to strategy
- Competitive advantage
- Leadership and management
- Competitor analysis
- The nature of global business environment
- HRM approaches to managing and controlling performance
- Behavioral aspects of control
- Progress Test 1 0 question
- Organization culture
- Building, leading and managing its relationships
- Techniques for managing organizational relationships
- The finance function and managing its relationships
- Managing organizational change
- Managing projects
- Project Management tools and techniques
- People and projects
- Progress Test 2 0 question