PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MGT5PMT

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to the essentials of project management and includes a coverage of a range of issues including: the project management life cycle, the functions essential to successful project management, developing a project management plan, verifying and controlling the project scope, defining, scheduling and allocating resources and monitoring project quality.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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
ReadingsA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)Prescribed5th EditionProject Management Institute

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. determine the clients project goals, the stakeholders and the project risks.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field supported with pre-assigned questions and case studies. Project / case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

02. prepare and implement project plans to meet project objectives and requirements

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field supported with pre-assigned questions and case studies. Project / case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

03. develop documentation to achieve project objectives within time, cost and quality parameters

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field supported with pre-assigned questions and case studies. Project / case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. use appropriate management tools for monitoring and control of projects

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field supported with pre-assigned questions and case studies. Project / case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. understand the use and application of effective project management techniques throughout the life cycle of a project

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field supported with pre-assigned questions and case studies. Project / case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Olynyk

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group work-based project / case study - 3,000 words plus appendices30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Presentation of group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Class contribution10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05