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Study Period1,2,3,4,5,6
Study Period1,2,3,4,5,6

Unit description

Analysis of foundational concepts of project management and evaluation of current trends in project management practice and research. Students participate in structured learning activities and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of core project management concepts in practice.

Unit content

  1. Project Management Introduction, Charter and Kick-Off
  2. Communication Plan, WBS and RACI
  3. Time Management and Cost Management
  4. Progress Reporting, Scope Change and Crashing
  5. Risk Management and Quality Management
  6. Procurement, Teams and Project Closure

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Identify and explain the processes involved in each stage of the project management life cycle
2Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge; terminology, principles and applications
3Explain the internal and external roles and responsibilities and present within project management teams
4Critique current trends in project management research and practice
5Synthesise and reinterpret a past or existing project using PMBOK terminology and frames.

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

  1. Identify and explain the processes involved in each stage of the project management life cycle
  2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge; terminology, principles and applications
  3. Explain the internal and external roles and responsibilities and present within project management teams
  4. Critique current trends in project management research and practice
  5. Synthesise and reinterpret a past or existing project using PMBOK terminology and frames.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-337-40645-1.

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-337-40645-1.

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-337-40645-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Literature search15%
Workbook40%
Reflective writing45%
Notice

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Fee information

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