This unit explores the diverse role of the Project Manager, focusing on the skills and knowledge required for effective management, communication and collaboration in a project based work environment. The unit examines key topics and issues relating to projects and project management including problem identification, project initiation, scheduling, stakeholder management, risk management, quality assurance, evaluation and reporting. It also addresses the communication and interpersonal skills required by all project professionals to work effectively in a contemporary business environment. Students will engage in a range of scenario-based learning activities and will develop a report based on a presentation from an industry expert. Students will also develop and deliver a presentation, produce a scenario based project report and complete a final examination.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BCO3446

Prerequisites

BCO2041 - Systems Analysis and Design

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review project management concepts and the roles of project managers in diverse local and global contexts;  
  2. Integrate knowledge of the human factors in project management;  
  3. Critique and argue perspectives on key topics relating to project management;  
  4. Advocate and justify recommendations in response to project management business scenarios as a means to facilitate effective decision-making; and  
  5. Devise and manage business projects using a project scheduling tool.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Project Management Topic 20%
Presentation Project Management Topic 15%
Report Project Management Scenario 25%
Examination Final Examination (2 hours) 40%

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