Project management and the briefing process
Projects are a vital feature to understand because they are such a key aspect of the roles of many in the Aroma Trades. In this module, you'll learn the skills that will enable you to manage both the 'hard' and 'soft' elements of any project with comprehensive coverage of both the briefing process and project management.
The module begins with an overview of the nature of projects common in the industry. By breaking them down into key stages, you'll understand each part of the process from start to finish. The first stage of the module will summarise project pre-initiation and initiation, planning and planning tools, and implementation, together with project delivery and close-out.
The second stage will focus on the briefing process in detail, helping you understand each section including focus on all the stakeholders for an Aroma Trades brief, communications and time-management, as well as the '13 Ps' theory in application to the fragrance and flavour brief.
You’ll also explore team dynamics, team leadership and the roles of the individual within the team throughout the briefing and project management process.
“As with the other ICATS modules, we have produced a fusion of MBA level theory, with decades of experience of its practical application, within the context of the Aroma Trades value chain. As with other aspects of Management Theory there are specific issues that are unique to the Aroma Trades (e.g. the preeminent role of the Evaluator in brief management in the Creative Fragrance House).”
— Dr Tony Curtis, ICATS Principal Tutor
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, and monographs.
Focus on Industry
Nearly everybody within the aroma trades will work on briefs in some way throughout their career. This module provides a thorough exploration of how to approach them professionally, and is specifically contextualised for the aroma trades – flavour and fragrance.
You’ll gain an excellent understanding of how successful projects are managed, and how each team member has a part to play in this success
You'll have explored both the hard and soft theories of project management
You'll have everything you need to approach a portfolio of briefs with confidence
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Sensory Studies and Odour Taste Language
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Flavour creation and evaluation
Fragance creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials in fragranced products
Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Financial and management issues in the aroma trades
Research methods and dissertation proposal