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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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

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

  1. Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities
    • GA1:
  2. Create and apply project selection matrices
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
  3. Create a project charter
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
  4. Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needs
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  5. Develop sustainable and agile project management plans
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

  • The book might be easiest to order from the PMI.org website: PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, 2013, A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide), 5th edn, Newtown Square, Pa. ISBN: 978-1-935589-67-9.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.