Strategic Project Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment - Major (30-45%) , Case Study - (20-30%) - Learn more

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Domestic 3,180.00
Domestic continuing 2,663.00
International 3,430.00
International continuing 2,913.00

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After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to understand the genesis of project management and its importance to improving the success of information technology projects. In addition, they should be able to demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as the project management constraints, the project life cycle as well as the project management knowledge areas and process groups as specified in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students should also be familiar with new product life cycles and understand project management tools and techniques. Other than appreciate the importance of good project management, students should be able to apply the knowledge and skills to new scenarios. These include selecting appropriate project methods, developing work breakdown structures and network diagrams, and perform critical path analysis.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving and creative thinking to identify and develop innovative solutions to complex project management orientated problems in organisations
  2. Critically analyse the literature relating to project management methodologies with a view to understanding the impact on business solutions and apply this knowledge to a case scenario
  3. Develop and present a resolved project outcome that demonstrates an understanding of the major issues and challenges faced by project managers in the ICT industry
  4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment — Major (30-45%)
  • Case Study — (20-30%)
  • Exercises — (20-30%)
  • Paper — Syndicate Pres (Group)(15-25%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Project Management
2The Project Management Context and Processes
3Project Integration Management
4Project Scope Management
5Project Time Management
6Project Cost Management
7Project Quality Management
8Project Human Resources Management
9Servant Leadership
10Project Communications Management
11Principled Negotiation
12Project Risk Management
13Project Procurement Management

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  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.
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Required textbooks

  • Information Technology Project Management

    By:Kathy, Ph.D. Schwalbe

    ISBN: 9781285847092


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