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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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine the role that projects and project management play in accomplishing an organisation’s strategic objectives, taking into account the various types of organisations project structures, and respect for the human person and team diversity
- Assess major schedule, cost, and performance risk elements and understand the approach for managing risks using qualitative as well as quantitative techniques;
- Develop a communications and closeout strategy that will maximise the value of the project experience to the organisation and other stakeholders by capturing best practices and lessons learned nationally and internationally
- Create a comprehensive project plan using appropriate information, project management and other technological tools .
- Project management in perspective in contemporary organisations
- Strategic management & project selection
- The role of the project manager and managing the project team with respect for the dignity of each individual and for human diversity
- Managing conflict and the art of negotiation among different stakeholders
- Project activity & risk planning
- Budgeting to estimate costs & risks
- Project scheduling and resource allocation
- Project management tools and techniques
- Project control
- Project auditing, evaluation & termination.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- ACU-OHSE621 (Not currently available)
- ACU-OHS621 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
Project management (PM) embodies concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful managerial completion of a project.The ultimate aim of the unit is to equip students with practical behaviours in Project Management that are aligned with organisational mission and strategy benchmarked against best national and international standards and practices.
Three assessment items are required in this unit. To pass this unit, students are required to achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and must attempt at all three assessment items. The assessment tasks for this unit are designed to demonstrate their achievement of each learning outcome.
- Online discussion participation and report (25%)
- Communication and Closeout Plan (35%)
- Creating a Project Plan (40%)