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PMGT3857: International Project Management (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: PMGT3857: International Project Management (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: Project Management
Unit Coordinator/s: Steinhauer, Cory
Matous, Petr
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This UOS provides specific guidelines for achieving international project success. It addresses the need for modern hard and soft skills, and project management techniques geared and suited to global projects. It provides opportunity for students to have an orientation towards lessons learned from failures and problems in international projects, and suggest alternative solutions for project issues. The critical success factors for managing international projects together with management issues related to vendors and outsourcing across national boundaries are also discussed. It further deals with managing organisations effectively to address cross-cultural, social, and political issues.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Steinhauer, Cory
Tutor/s: Steinhauer, Cory - cory.steinhauer@sydney.edu.au
Timetable: PMGT3857 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Workshop 2.00 1 13
2 E-Learning 2.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 6.00 1 12
4 Project Work - own time 2.00 1 12

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
Learning about project globalisation and work across geographical and cultural distance. Project Development (Level 3)
Eliciting and modelling complex project networks. Conducting secondary data gathering and primary data surveys to analyse international project environments. Project Methods (Level 3)
Workshops and e-learning based on international project management scenarios. Application experience through case analysis and meta-analysis. Project Leadership (Level 3)
Teamwork activities, report writing and oral presentations. Project Communication (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019.

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 Leadership (Level 3)
1. Practical experience through case analysis and meta-analysis of international projects.
Project Communication (Level 3)
2. Individual and team report writing and oral presentations.
Project Development (Level 3)
3. Understand project globalisation and work across geographical and cultural distance.
Project Methods (Level 3)
4. Understand complex project networks, secondary data gathering and primary data surveys to analyse international project environments.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Educational Video Project Yes 20.00 Week 5 (Wednesday, 10 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 International Project Pitch Yes 25.00 Week 8 (Wednesday, 10 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 International Project Plan Yes 25.00 Week 12 (Wednesday, 10 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Quiz 1* No 10.00 Week 6 (Monday, 9 am) 3, 4,
5 Quiz 2* No 10.00 Week 11 (Monday, 9 am) 3, 4,
6 Workshop participation No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: Students will start working on their pair projects (assessment 1, 2 and 3) from the beginning of the semester. They will develop, within parameters, project topics which will include, for example, case studies of existing international projects or comparative research of international project environments. After completing their videos and slide decks, students will conduct a meta-analysis of common challenges across the examined cases in diverse countries and develop a project plan. Content knowledge will be tested by two individual written quizzes during the semester.

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* 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 5% 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.

The University has authorised and mandated the use of text-based similarity detecting software Turnitin for all text-based written assignments.
Assessment Feedback: Students will receive in-depth feedback on their oral presentations during the semester, which will guide their project progress toward the final report. Furthermore, regular tests of the course content will be conducted and the students answers will be discussed in the class.
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.

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 Introduction, Trends, Characteristics, Failures X Successes
Week 2 Issues in International Project Management
Week 3 Define the Project, Identify and Analyse Stakeholders
Week 4 International Project Organisation and Teams
Week 5 Develop the Project Plan
Assessment Due: Educational Video Project
Week 6 Technology, Guidelines, Collaboration
Assessment Due: Quiz 1*
Week 7 Resource Allocation, Change Management, Metrics
Week 8 Managing Outsourcing and Vendors
Assessment Due: International Project Pitch
Week 9 Effective Communication
Week 10 Inside View: Issues, User Experience, Lessons Learned
Week 11 Types of International Global Projects, Merges and Acquisitions
Assessment Due: Quiz 2*
Week 12 New Products/Services impacts under the International Project Management lenses.
Assessment Due: International Project Plan
Week 13 Lecture: Wrap-up, next steps

Course Relations

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

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

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project Leadership (Level 3) Yes 21.75%
Project Communication (Level 3) Yes 22.75%
Project Development (Level 3) Yes 27.75%
Project Delivery (Level 3) No 0%
Project Methods (Level 3) Yes 27.75%
Professional Practice (Level 3) 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.