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Unit description

Consideration of project initiation and planning as the first processes in the project management lifecycle. Students undertake structure and problem-based (scenario) learning to evaluate and assess a project at the selection phase, and create and critique comprehensive project management plans and charters.

Unit content

  1. Project Selection
  2. Stakeholder and Communication Management
  3. Project Initiation
  4. Project Planning — Scope Management
  5. Project Time and Resource Management
  6. Project Planning — Cost Estimation

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:
1Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities
2Create and apply project selection matrices
3Create a project charter
4Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needs
5Develop sustainable and agile project management plans.

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

  1. Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities
  2. Create and apply project selection matrices
  3. Create a project charter
  4. Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needs
  5. Develop sustainable and agile project management plans.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Case study20%
Project proposal30%
Report50%
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Fee information

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