PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MGT3PM

2016

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, students 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 students studying business, information technology, engineering and more.

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

Learning resources

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. Learn certain key/core concepts and theoretical frameworks of Project Management 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. Enhance 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. Improve the understanding about 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, 2016, 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*
class contributions & participation10 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
in class tests: individual assessments20 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,800 word assignment20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word equivalent major tender assignmentusing Microsoft Project (or a similar computer package)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one project proposal (equivalent to 700 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, 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*
class contributions & participation10 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
in class tests: individual assessments20 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,800 word assignment20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word equivalent major tender assignmentusing Microsoft Project (or a similar computer package)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one project proposal (equivalent to 700 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05