Managing Projects and Stakeholders - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,050.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,300.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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Developing meaningful systems on time and within budget requires an understanding of many organisational and technological factors, culture, social capital investment, sufficient skills to identify and manage change agents, and the skills to coordinate resources.

Students will consider issues of systems production using various project life cycle models. In particular the identification and management of risk will be considered as well as the need to manage projects that not only involve new systems development, but also involve outsourcing and implementing purchased solutions.

Project management approaches (PMBOK) are discussed in-depth and students will investigate one or more computer-based tools used to aid the resource management and implementation strategies for information technology and information system development and implementation.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify management issues that arise in organisational cultures during an environment of change
  2. Apply principles of stakeholder management to the implementation of a project
  3. Demonstrate the application of the Project Management Body of knowledge (PMBOK) to a project
  4. Use software management tools to effectively manage project processes
  5. Identify governance requirements and ethical issues facing an organisation in a climate of change
  6. Identify and apply ethical codes of conduct related to project management
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 (30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MTB630 — Managing Projects and Stakeholders
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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Students are introduced to portfolio and program management, specifically how to manage organisational projects.
2Students will address a number of areas in developing their understanding in the theory of the project organisation
3Organisational culture and project management behaviours
4Risk Management in various contexts
5Communication skills and strategies
6PMBOK skills sets - particular emphasis is given to developing an understanding of competitive IT advantage, project management risk, quality mgmt
7Implementation and change within the organisation
8Governance and practice within the code of ethics both for the organisation and project manager

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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