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.
Topic 1 Introduction & Integration; Charter; Kick-off Meeting.
Topic 2 Communication plan; WBS; RACI Chart.
Topic 3 Time Management; Cost Management.
Topic 4 Progress reporting; Scope Change; Project Crashing.
Topic 5 Risk Management; Quality Management.Topic 6 Procurement Management; Project Teams; Project Closure.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of project management as prescribed in the global standard (PMBOK® Guide);||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Select and initiate a project taking into account organizational goals, structure, culture, stakeholders, and competition for resources;||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||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 ;||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||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;||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||Calculate project progress by comparing actual to planned performance and create improvement plans as needed, and;||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||Appraise the acquiring, induction, assessing, developing, decision-making, and conflict resolution issues of a project team.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 2
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Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Project Report Part A||50%|
|Project Report Part B||35%|
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