Subject details

  • Topics
    • Projects & Project Management: An introduction
    • Inititation project charter
    • Project scope management
    • Project planning and time management
    • Project risk management: Introduction
    • Project risk management: Processes
    • Project cost management
    • Project human resource management
    • Procurement management
    • Communications management
    • Project quality management
    • Integration, project success and project closing
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. analyse authentic projects in organisations through the application of a project perspective
  2. generate project documents for an authentic industry project
  3. analyse and reflect upon a case study to contrast theory and practice of project initiation and planning
  4. recognise concepts of projects and project management.
  • Assignment 1 - EssayReport & Case Study (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online Test (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report & Case Study (40%)

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:

  • CUR-URP660
  • CUR-URP610

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as URP660 Project Management Overview.

This subject provides an overview of the concepts of projects, project management and project success. Students will apply systems theory to projects and analyse project management for initiation, planning, controlling and closing for managing scope, human resources, communication and stakeholders.

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