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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

MNG00785 - Project Management AND MNG00783 Project Management for Sport

Unit aim

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

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.
 

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.

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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);
2 Select and initiate a project taking into account organizational goals, structure, culture, stakeholders, and competition for resources;
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 ;
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;
5 Calculate project progress by comparing actual to planned performance and create improvement plans as needed, and;
6 Appraise the acquiring, induction, assessing, developing, decision-making, and conflict resolution issues of a project team.

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:
    • GA5:
  2. Select and initiate a project taking into account organizational goals, structure, culture, stakeholders, and competition for resources;
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  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:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  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:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. Calculate project progress by comparing actual to planned performance and create improvement plans as needed, and;
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  6. Appraise the acquiring, induction, assessing, developing, decision-making, and conflict resolution issues of a project team.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

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