BUSM 7078 Project Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 51240

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Description This unit introduces students to the philosophy, tools and techniques for effectively managing projects in an organisation. Participants will be required to apply lessons learned to real-world situations and cases, developing their professional expertise in project management in ways that are relevant to their careers. Topics include organisational strategy and project selection; project definition and criteria of merit; tools and techniques; team leadership and management; development of project plans; estimation of time and resources; risk analysis and management; scheduling and control; resource allocation; project tracking; project closure and review. Participants will be expected to use MS Project as a project management tool.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program, 3752 Master of Project Management or 3749 Master of Science. Students enrolled in other programs require approval from the Director of Academic Program for their program to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of project management and how projects link to corporate strategic planning and strategic management;
  2. Apply knowledge and techniques on project planning;
  3. Apply knowledge on project risk assessment and management;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge on project progress controlling and monitoring;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of project completion and closure procedures;
  6. Explain and apply the principles of managing project teams and resolving team conflicts.

Subject Content

Project life cycle, selection and initiation
Organisational strategy and contexts
Project planning
Critical path method
Resource scheduling
Managing teams and leadership
Managing risk
Managing inter-organisational relations and international projects
Project governance
Introduction to agile project management
Project progress and performance measurement
Project closure and audit
Determinants of project success and project failure

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case notes Five case notes (300 words) 10% N Individual
Project plan with MS Project 1,500 words, with MS Project 25% N Group
Reflective report 1,500 words 25% N Individual
Final examination 2 hours 40% Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Larson, E.W. and Gray, C.F.,2018. Project Management: The managerial process (seventh edition). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

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2022 Quarter 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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2022 Quarter 4

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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