Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours over the semester (block mode) |
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Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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In this subject students practice the processes of information systems project management with a focus on people in the presence of organisational politics. The first half of the semester discusses eight of the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK - scope, cost, time, human resources, risk, quality, communication and integration management. The second half of this subject focuses on developing skills necessary to manage projects within an organisational setting and discusses topics including project management processes; teamwork; stakeholder behaviour; conflict; change management; politics; and project success factors.
A key feature of the subject is the use of a case that spans all assignments and enables students to engage with stakeholders through an LMS forum. The case provides the vehicle for students to initiate, plan and recover a project. Student teams also have the opportunity to meet with a manager from the case’s ‘project office’ to review their work and obtain guidance prior to report submission.
Content includes: the techniques as discussed in the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) as developed by the Project Management Institute: Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Personality Type as applied to project managers; and various organisational theories applicable to change management, group and team work, staff motivation, conflict management and negotiation.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
Having completed this unit the student is expected to:
Schwalbe, K. 2010 Information Technology Project Management, Course Technology: Boston.A reading pack for this subject is available from the bookroom and contains support materials and articles related to the lectures.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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Learning and Teaching Methods
Teaching methods include:
Indicative Key Learning Resources
A reading pack is supplied on CD-ROM which includes key articles on project management and organisational behaviour, to supplement class slides.
This subject is relevant to aspiring program and project managers as well as team leaders who may be part of a project team. The subject is delivered by practitioners who consult on projects and manage projects.
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