Project Management

Subject MGMT90031 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganization efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campaigns construction, organising special events and other one-shot endeavours. The subject will cover the key drivers of project success, training and leadership in project environments. Project selection is the first critical set of decisions. Matching of the projects selected to the organisations strategy is taken as the starting point. Practical tools and techniques will then be introduced to manage the project or special event for success. The subject will also involve the use of an appropriate Project Management software package such as MS Project.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Explain the role of projects in organisations and identify the various roles and responsibilities of the project team;
  • Explain the distinguishing characteristics of projects and consequent managerial challenges;
  • Describe the uses and limitations of project selection models;
  • Develop a formal project plan and explain its purpose, content and readership;
  • Use various techniques for scheduling a project and balancing the resource requirements;
  • Describe, apply and criticise techniques for measuring project progress;
  • Effectively audit a project and discuss the actions taken by a project manager as the project draws to a close.
  • 2-hour examination (60%)
  • Written assignments not exceeding 4000 words (40%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking by applying the knowledge gained to case studies and other practical assignments;
  • Collaborative learning and team skills fostered through the group assignments;
  • Research and presentation skills relating to project management.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Business and Information Technology
Graduate Diploma in Business and Information Technology
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Applied Commerce (Management)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Management
Master of Management
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Governance, Policy and Communication

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