Stockpile activities that will help you measure your project’s performance. Find out how to use a project to address an organisation’s strategic objectives. Assemble the skills you need to plan, schedule and oversee the completion of a project.
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- 25 Nov 2020
Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- 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;
- Create a comprehensive project plan using appropriate project management tools including a project charter, scope statement, a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Responsibility Assignment Matrix and develop precedence relationships among tasks based on a WBS, a network diagram and critical path and create a scheduled that includes resource allocations;
- Assess major schedule, cost and performance risk elements and understand the approach for managing risks using the qualitative as well as quantitative techniques;
- 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.
- 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
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Do not enrol into this subject if you have successfully completed OHSE621. Refer to Transition Arrangements.
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 completion 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 uncertainties 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.
- Assessment (100%)
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