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SydneyN/ASession 1,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit description

Develops students' understanding of the principles of project management from a managerial perspective in an organisational setting and to develop skills to plan and manage projects with teams. Students will be introduced to the various phases and processes associated with a project life cycle, and should understand the knowledge areas associated with any project and explore practical applications of the knowledge acquired through this unit.

Unit content

Module 1 Organising Projects

Topic 1 Introduction to project management

Topic 2 Project Selection, prioritisation and chartering

Topic 3 PMI and Organisational Influences, leading teams

Topic 4 Planning for Stakeholders, Communication and WBS

Module 2 Planning Projects

Topic 5 Scheduling Projects

Topic 6 Resourcing and Budgeting Projects

Topic 7 Project Risk and Quality Planning

Module 3 Performing Projects

Topic 8 Managing Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Quality

Topic 9 Managing the Supply Chain, Integration, Communication, and Risk, & Determining project progress and finishing projects

Topic 10 Unit review and exam preparation

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of project management as prescribed in the global standard (PMBOK® Guide)Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2Select and initiate a project, taking into account organisational goals, structure, culture, stakeholders, and competition for resourcesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3Critically analyse, interpret and apply the project management knowledge areas to the various phases of any project, as appropriate, and demonstrate an understanding of the activities and interrelationships critical to the successful completion of each phase of a projectKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4Create an integrated project plan for a real project, including schedule, human resources, budget, risks, and quality, and prepare appropriate Project Management documentation of the planKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5Calculate project progress by comparing actual to planned performance and create improvement plans as neededKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6Appraise the acquiring, induction, assessing, developing, decision-making, and conflict resolution issues of a project team.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of project management as prescribed in the global standard (PMBOK® Guide)
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Select and initiate a project, taking into account organisational goals, structure, culture, stakeholders, and competition for resources
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Critically analyse, interpret and apply the project management knowledge areas to the various phases of any project, as appropriate, and demonstrate an understanding of the activities and interrelationships critical to the successful completion of each phase of a project
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Create an integrated project plan for a real project, including schedule, human resources, budget, risks, and quality, and prepare appropriate Project Management documentation of the plan
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Calculate project progress by comparing actual to planned performance and create improvement plans as needed
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. Appraise the acquiring, induction, assessing, developing, decision-making, and conflict resolution issues of a project team.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Reflective writing10%
Exam: closed book35%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study25%
Case study25%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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