PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MGT3PM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Project management may be regarded as a powerful tool to assist in the management of very large projects. The aim of the Project Manager is to bring the project in on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of the client. This subject explores the role of the Project Manager in initiating, organising, implementing, controlling and terminating the project. On successful completion of the subject, you will understand the processes involved in setting up, managing and successfully concluding major projects of a one-off high-budget type. This subject explores industrial and commercial project ventures and is suitable for all studying business, information technology, engineering and more. Working independently and in a group you will develop project management, interpersonal, team work and problem solving skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsContemporary Project Management: organize, plan and performPrescribedKloppenborg, T.J.SOUTH-WESTERN CENGAGE LEARNING, (2009)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and contrast certain key/core concepts and theoretical frameworks of PM developed by various scholars and practitioners.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Explain, discuss, and report to a group of project officers how the understanding of how Project Management is used as a strategic tool for business development.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Gain knowledge of each of the key stages in the development of a project to be successful

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Compare and contrast the various interactions of the stakeholders in the Project Management processes.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

05. Enhance our critical understanding of the legal, ethical, and contextual, as the well analysed circumstances of Project Management.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

06. Clarify how Project Managers identify and assess risk in designing, developing and executing a major project (enhanced knowledge in risk management).

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

07. Augment knowledge on the importance of instituting mechanisms and controls in the development, execution and management of a project.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
in class tests: individual assessments (equivalent to 1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
one major group assignment (1500 words per group member)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one individual case study (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
in class tests: individual assessments (equivalent to 1500 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05
one major group assignment (1500 words per group member)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one individual case study (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05