Project Management Practice

    Unit code: EPM5530 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding different aspects of project management practice and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and others in a project team. Utilising the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide as a reference, the unit explores different knowledge areas in project management and instigates the process of applying these to contemporary and emerging project environments. The unit explores how due diligence manifests in a project life cycle. It addresses what is to be delivered in a project (scope), how it is to be delivered (plan), the delivery and implementation (execution), and reporting and review. Theoretical models are proposed which integrate sustainable methods into the fabric of projects and operations, and align project and business outcomes with organisational strategic goals.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Implement knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities through the lens of an established project management process (PMBOK®);
    2. Analyse Project Communications tools and techniques in the areas of planning, assessing, quantifying, qualifying, control, monitoring and disposition of project information relevant to all stakeholders and at all levels of the organisation;
    3. Critically review Sustainable Project Management frameworks in accordance with government and industry standards and organisational goals; and
    4. Appraise the dynamics of working collaboratively within a project environment and developing distributed leadership skills.

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    This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 20%
    Group Assignment (Including Progress Report as early assessment worth 5%)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 30%
    Group Project
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Class Discussion and Presentation
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 30%

    Required reading

    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® GUIDE)
    PMI (2017)| Project Management Institute

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