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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Project managment in perspective
    • Project evaluation/selection
    • Project initiation
    • Project organisation
    • Working in and managing a team
    • Project communications including negotiation and conflict resolution
    • Quality management
    • Risk management
    • Project progress measurement and audit
    • Project control
    • Project termination
    • Ethical issues in project management
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Print Materials
      • Study guide
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to explain the role of projects and project management play in accomplishing an organisation's strategic objectives, taking into account the various types of organisations such as functional matrix and project structures
  2. Create a comprehensive project plan using appropriate project management tools including a project charter, scope statement, a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Responsibility Asssisgnment Matrix and develop precedence relationships among tasks based on a WBS, a network diagram adn critical path and create a scheduled that includes resource allocations
  3. Assess major schedule, cost and performance risk elements and understand the approach for managing risks using the qualitative as well as quantative techniques
  4. Establish a communications and closeout strategy that will maximise the value of the project experience to the organisation by capturing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment (100%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • ACU-OHSE621
  • ACU-OHS621

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation and performance measurement activities required for successful conpletion of a project.  The subject introduces project management from the standpoint of a manager who must organise, plan, implement and control tasks to achieve an organisation's schedule, budget, and performance objectives. Tools and concepts such as project charter, scope statement, work breakdown structure, project estimating and scheduling methodologies are discussed. The central questions the subject addresses are:

What is a project?

How do you manage one?

What is management risk?

The subject provides students with an organised approach to managing the uncertanties that can lead to undesirable project outcomes by identifying and mitigating risks that can result in cost overruns, delayed schedules or failure to meet performance standards.

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