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ENGG2851: Project Analytics (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ENGG2851: Project Analytics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: Project Management
Unit Coordinator/s: Matous, Petr
Session options: Semester 1, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: ENGG1860 OR [ENGG1850 AND (MATH1021, MATH1002, MATH1023, MATH1005) OR (MATH1011, MATH1013, MATH1014, MATH1015)].
Co-Requisites: ENGG2855.
Brief Handbook Description: Project data analysis is required to inform decision making. This becomes increasingly significant as projects become larger and more complex. This subject introduces students to a variety of fundamental analytical techniques used in project management including consideration of their assumptions, limitations, how and when they should be applied.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Tutor/s: Bill Duncan - bill.duncan@sydney.edu.au

Selina Wang - wangselina2016@gmail.com
Timetable: ENGG2851 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Workshop 2.00 1 13
2 Independent Study 5.00 1 13
T&L Activities: One two-hour workshop weekly; mixed lecture and hands-on exercises

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 3)
1. Explain the purpose of measurement in different project contexts (hard/soft, large/small, complex/not, different domains, etc.)
2. Explain the uses and limitations of measurement in different project contexts
3. Explore a range of analytical tools and techniques for monitoring and control that are appropriate to different project contexts
4. Select and apply analytic tools and techniques to analyse situations, financial and organisational data and trends
5. Apply analytical tools and techniques to specific project contexts
6. Monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to baselines or other project parameters
7. Review and evaluate project performance at handover (phase transition or project completion)
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Weekly assignments (research and discussion) No 20.00 Multiple Weeks
2 Occasional quizzes (multiple-choice) No 10.00 Multiple Weeks
3 Mid-term exam (multiple choice) No 15.00 Week 8
4 Final Exam* No 30.00 Exam Period
5 Final Paper (original and on-line research) No 25.00 Week 13
Assessment Description: * means this assessment must be repeated or will be replaced with a different assessment if missed due to special consideration.

Late submissions will incur a penalty of 10% per day for up to 7 days starting directly after the cut off time. This means 10% 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 and 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.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
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.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

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

Week Description
Week 1 Core Concepts
Week 2 Project Context
Week 3 Developing Performance Measurement Baselines
Week 4 Problem Solving and Decision Making
Week 5 Complexity and Health Checks
Week 6 Earned Value
Week 7 Milestones: the Game of Projects
Week 8 Variance and Trend Analysis
Assessment Due: Mid-term exam (multiple choice)
Week 9 Schedule Analytics
Week 10 Status Review Checklists
Week 11 Project Dynamics
Week 12 Automated Tools
Week 13 Assessment Due: Final Paper (original and on-line research)
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam*

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Biomedical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Project Management/Bachelor of Arts 2016, 2017
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Built Environment Major (Table A) 2019, 2020
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Construction Major (Table A) 2019, 2020
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Table S Major 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project Leadership (Level 2) No 0%
Project Methods (Level 3) No 0%
Project Development (Level 2) No 0%

These goals are selected from Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 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.