Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours, over the semester (block mode) |
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Students enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study.
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Basic knowledge of MS-Project or equivalent software package.
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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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CoordinatorDr Sean Maynard
This subject examines three advanced topics in the field of project management with an emphasis on commercial corporate practices and formal techniques used in the management of large projects:
This subject builds upon the knowledge acquired in ISYS90037 Advanced IS Project Management. The subject seeks to ensure students develop skills and knowledge that can be directly applied in their work as project management practitioners, and that they can apply techniques and models appropriately to their work context.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
All assessment tasks address all Intended Learning Outcomes.
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject students must obtain at least:
Kerzner, Harold 2009 or later edition, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons
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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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Basic knowledge of MS-Project is required for this subject.
Learning and Teaching Methods
12 lectures are delivered covering all examinable topics combined with a series of mini-case studies involving problem solving and application of techniques.
A major case study is provided for project planning involving multi-site locations, with installation of computer equipment, telecommunications and application suite with multiple suppliers and subcontractors. This is done in small group syndicates.
A discussion forum is provided for students to raise issues and questions with stakeholders (role played by the lecturer).
A second round of the case study is then required which involves a review and revision of the project in terms of certain specific problems encountered and delivered as a presentation and progress report to a steering committee (role played).
Indicative Key Learning Resources
Prescribed Text – Project Management, A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Harold Kerzner (Wiley) Edition 9 or later. Use of Microsoft Project Software or equivalent. Discussion forum provided via LMS. Materials from real-world cases are provided in class.
Alumni have joined major consulting firms, Telcos, and Government Departments as project managers, and several have been successful in overseas homeland appointments.
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