Subject details

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

  1. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of contract types including the procurement environment and key participants.
  2. Critically analyse the defence budgeting cycle including Acquisition versus Sustainment Funding.
  3. Work in teams to develop a Supply Chain Management plan that includes Government Furnished (GF) Supplies.
  4. Work in teams to develop a Vendor information management plan that includes integrating data into the project and vendor support into and beyond acceptance.
  5. Work in teams to reflect on and synthesise issues and concepts in Obsolescence, Warranty and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Management.
  6. Communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical formats incorporating relevant information.
    • Project Management best practice
    • Multi-pass vendor selection process within the defence budgeting cycle
    • Supply Chain Management plans
    • Vendor information management plans for application in the defence industry
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

USA-MPM413-Project Risk Management
USA-MPM417-Project Leadership & Teams
USA-MPM414-Project Control Methods

Special requirements

No special requirements

This unit will provide you with an advanced and integrated understanding of how project management best practice can be applied to the defence industry for the management of complexity and logistics, and to enhance procurement and contract management outcomes.

  • Report - 1500 words (30%)
  • Group assignment - 1500 words per student (30%)
  • Online activities - 1500 words overall (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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