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Project Management PG (8427.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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  • Semester 2, 2019, EVENING, BRUCE (185430) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, EVENING, BRUCE (181581) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, EVENING, BRUCE (167430) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2015, EVENING, BRUCE (146365) - View

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Syllabus

This unit will review the core project management techniques including scope, time, cost, quality and resource management. It then go beyond this core to explore the tools and techniques needed to govern projects effectively, balance portfolios and ensure programmes are managed to realise benefits. The topics reviewed will include strategy, organisational change, project sponsorship, programme management, performance measurement, and culture and portfolio management. Relevant Australian and International Standards on Project Governance and new industry methodologies around portfolio, programme and change management will be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a capacity to use & critique standard project management tools and techniques;

2. Assess the influence of project governance, portfolio management, programme management and change management on the outcomes of projects; and

3. Synthesise research to selectively apply the most promising tools/methodologies to support top management and overcome project failure.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.

Prerequisites

Completion of 9 credit points at Graduate level.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic project management knowledge, for example 6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G or equivalent.

Equivalent Units

None.


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