Systems Project and Quality Management (7173.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Recommend project goals and potential solutions by analysing requirements;
2. Prepare, adapt and assess the quality of the various documents associated with project planning, cost, risk, monitoring, review and quality assurance;
3. Organise and communicate various project related concepts to stakeholders; and
4. Analyse group work and the social and ethical issues associated with project development.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites11486 or 6365 Systems Analysis and Modelling AND completion of 39 credit points.
- 6678 Systems Project and Quality Management G.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Hamed Sarbazhosseini|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Hamed Sarbazhosseini|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Dr Hamed Sarbazhosseini|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Hamed Sarbazhosseini|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Hamed Sarbazhosseini|
The unit is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), PRINCE2™ and Agile Methodology.
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. However, the following book will be used to teach required content: Marchewka, J, 2016 ,Information Technology Project Management : Providing Measurable Organizational Value, 5th ed. Wiley.
This book has been ordered by the library for short-term loan and E-Text is available for purchase from the Campus Bookshop.
Kerzner, H, 2017, Project Management, 12th ed, John Wiley & Sons
Heerkens, G. 2013, Project Management, 2nd ed, Briefcase Books
Schwalbe, K. 2016, Information Technology Project Management 8th ed. Thomson Course Technology, Boston, MA
Baca, C. 2007, Project Management for Mere Mortals, Addison-Wesley
Yourdon, E, 2004, Death March, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall Professional Reference
Various papers and relevant articles will be made available through the unit web site as appropriate
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using the "Harvard author-date" referencing style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the relevant Reference Guide which is available at: http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing
Any work that has not been appropriately referenced, or has not made a reasonable attempt to follow the "Harvard author-date" referencing style will be returned unmarked for resubmission. In such cases, the maximum mark that will be attainable will be 60% of the marks allocated to that assessment item.
Special assessment requirements
To PASS this unit, students have to obtain a mark of 50% or greater for all the assessments in total. See the Assessment Guide for details.
Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of the total mark being ≥ 65% for a credit, ≥ 75% for a distinction and ≥ 85% for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades - in this process no student will be disadvantaged.
In the case of any assignment that places you in jeopardy of a Fail in the whole unit, appropriate moderation procedures will be used.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener about the matter.
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using a recognized style, the "Harvard" referencing style as described in the link below (note that there are multiple version of the Harvard referencing style, and you should use the one described here) is preferred.
Students who are not familiar with referencing academic work should undertake the Academic Integrity Module.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The following is a guide that may help you plan your semester's effort levels:
Weekly virtual lectures 2hrs= 24hrs
Virtual Tutorials and Workshops (1 hrs * 10 Weeks) = 10hrs
Preparation and Attempting Online Quizzes = 22hrs
Proposal Preparation & Submission =18hrs
Group Final Project Poster, Preparation, Documentation= 42hrs
Weekly independent study, tutorial attendance and forum participation= 30h
Reflection Report and Peer review marks = 4hrs
Total = 150 hrs
Students are strongly advised to listen and watch lectures' recordings if they miss any virtual lecture attendance to meet learning outcomes. Lecture or Tutorial slides and notes should not be considered a substitute for attending the lectures and or tutorials. Tutorials will be delivered via virtual rooms for online students.
You are strongly advised to participate to all lectures, to fully participate in all tutorials and study published materials in the Canvas site. The lecture and other materials are published on the website. The tutorials are particularly important because there is recurring and ongoing group work throughout the unit.
Announcements made in lectures or published using the website are deemed to have been heard and read by all students in the unit.
Required IT skills
You are expected to be a competent computer user and familiar with word processing, presentation software and project packages (such as Microsoft Project) or similar in this unit. It expected that you will teach yourself how to use the packages by working through the exercises in the software's tutorials and/or studying examples supplied with the software. All assignments are expected to be submitted electronically in Canvas and in one of Microsoft Office, Office 365; unless specifically stated otherwise.
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Students are expected to use virtual rooms to record their poster presentation.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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