Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Project management in Practice is a capstone subject that is designed to strengthen your existing project management knowledge and skills. With the help of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as one of the industry best practices, you will have the opportunity to enhance your existing project management skills, while applying a wide range of tools, techniques, and processes on a given authentic business problem. You will use project management software and gain advanced project management and hands-on skills that can be immediately applied and communicated in real-world project environments. Working independently and working with other students, both online and face-to-face, you will work toward understanding and analysing a real-life business problem and, developing a project management plan containing inputs from all project management knowledge areas. This subject will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of advanced topics in project management and relevant soft skills (i.e. teamwork, leadership, and communication).

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesTheoretical and practical considerations of contemporary issues in the field, group discussion, individual analysis, case study discussion, software application.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsAccess to Project Management Software Student License (i.e. MSP 2013 or the latest version available)

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Project Management:The Management Process

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLarson, EW., Honig, B., Gray, CF., Dantin, U.



PublisherMcGraw-Hill (Aus)


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically examine project management processes as described by "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK@ Guide).
02. Efficiently create and evaluate business cases/project proposals. Select and use a range of tools, techniques and processes to develop project plans, monitor and control projects.
03. Effectively apply project scheduling, resource allocation, and budgeting techniques in any project environment.
04. Use project management software for project planning, monitoring and control.
05. Effectively synthesise project documentation/information and practically analyse project quality issues and risks to formulate appropriate quality assurance techniques and risk response strategies.
06. Effectively identify and assess project stakeholders and successfully manage communications to ensure project success

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Report (1,500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Technical Group Report (3,500 words)

N/AReportGroupNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Self-assessment and critical reflection (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6