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PMGT5871: Project Process Planning and Control (2016 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||PMGT5871: Project Process Planning and Control (6 CP)|
Dr Piraveenan, Mahendrarajah
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 1 Online, Semester 2 Online, Int July, Int December|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Project Management processes are what moves the project from initiation through all its phases to a successful conclusion. This course takes the project manager from a detailed understanding of process modelling through to the development and implementation of management processes applicable to various project types and industries and covers approaches to reviewing, monitoring and improving these processes.|
Dr Piraveenan, Mahendrarajah
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Develop through lectures, case studies and tutorial examples:
1. A working knowledge of the techniques of business case analysis for appraisal of projects in public and private sectors.
2. An understanding of the detailed requirements of a Project Management Plan and its development through a project life cycle.
|Project Development (Level 3)|
|Develop through lectures and tutorial discussions an understanding of:
1. Various models and frameworks for the practical application of project management
2. The core elements of effective project management, particularly applied to development and innovation in technical methods and tools.
|Project Methods (Level 4)|
|Participation in classroom discussions, tutorials and short presentations, including interpreting and responding to case scenarios. If online, similar participation via online contributions to blogs and wikis.||Project Communication (Level 3)|
|1. Analysis of examples of project success and failure and how these relate to principles outined in the bodies of project management knowedge outlined by various project managment institutes.
2. Use of case study scenarios in tutorials and assignments requiring application of project management theory to unfamiliar business problems demanding a suitable project management solution.
|Professional Practice (Level 4)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Project Management Learning Progression Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Project Methods (Level 4)
* means this assessment must be repeated or will be replaced with a different assessment if missed due to special consideration.
Individual Presentation: students will deliver an oral presentation on results of research reading.
Group Case Study: Business case report
Participation: Participation is worth 10% of grade. This will be assessed by online participation in blackboard discussion forums.
Final Exam: The written examination will be drawn from all aspects of the unit of study. It will test the candidates’ ability to discuss issues critically and to apply the knowledge learnt during the course them to specific situations.
Late submissions will incur a penalty of 10% per day for up to 7 days starting directly after the cut off time. This means 5% will be deducted even if submitted on the due day but after the cut-off time. After one week, assessments will no longer be marked receive a 0 mark.
IMPORTANT: There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||Please refer to Blackboard site. https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
Lecture: Unit Outline
Introduction to PM
Lecture: The Project Lifecycle
Project Success and Failure
|Week 3||Lecture: Project Governance and Leadership|
|Week 4||Lecture: Project Management Methodologies|
|Week 5||Lecture: Managing Scope|
|Week 6||Lecture: Managing Time|
|Week 7||Lecture: Managing Cost|
|Week 8||Lecture: Managing Risk|
|Week 9||Lecture: Managing Quality|
|Week 10||Lecture: Managing Human Resources|
Managing Transition and Change
|Week 12||Lecture: Managing procurement and innovation|
|Week 13||Lecture: A complex systems approach to project management|
|Assessment Due: Group Assignment*|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam*|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Methods (Level 4)||Yes||24%|
|Professional Practice (Level 4)||Yes||26%|
|Project Communication (Level 3)||Yes||30%|
|Project Development (Level 3)||Yes||20%|
|Project Delivery (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Project Leadership (Level 2)||No||0%|
These goals are selected from Project Management Learning Progression Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Project Management Learning Progression Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.