Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
10 x 3.5-hour workshops per semester

Distance Online
1 x 2-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1 hour online tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN9209 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Management prinicples.
Topic description

Project Management (PM) Skills are essential in many areas of business endeavour. This topic focuses on PM in business with a particular emphasis on universal management principles and the transferability of practical skills across diverse projects. Students are introduced to relevant management and integrated PM theory in seminars and to apply the theory to practice in simulation and practical exercises in workshops. Theory and practice will be developed within the framework of core and facilitating functions in PM. An emphasis on scope, stakeholder, resource, risk and outcomes management within the context of team work will highlight the importance of communication and decision making from project conception to completion. Reporting and presenting results to stakeholders will examine the documentation and communication required to assess the achievement of strategic business goals.

Educational aims

Project Management (PM) Skills are essential in many areas of business endeavour. This topic focuses on Project Management in business with a particular emphasis on universal management principles and the transferability of practical skills across diverse projects. This topic aims to:

  • Provide knowledge about project management theory and practice in a variety of contemporary business, government and not-for-profit contexts
  • Highlight the relationship between project management and other aspects of organisations, including manufacturing, service operations and logistics management
  • Build skills relating to project conceptualisation, project initiation, project planning and project closure, including decision making, communication, project risk analysis, stakeholder engagement and project reporting
  • Provide knowledge about the value of and build skills relating to the use of relevant project management software

In addition, the topic aims to develop generic cognitive skills (especially analytical and evaluative skills) and behavioural skills (especially personal and interpersonal skills) which can be employed in an organisational work environment.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain Project Management theory and its application in practice
  2. Describe how Project Management aids in the achievement of strategic business goals, in manufacturing, operations and logistics
  3. Set achievable goals and conduct a group/team goal-setting session
  4. Assess risk, allocate resources and focus on outcomes
  5. Communicate effectively within Project Management constraints
  6. Use MS Project, allocate resources, calculate critical path and track results including costs
  7. Present a seminar of a general or technical nature

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

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