Course Title: Information Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Project Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4173

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

BUSM4173

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

Sem 1 2011

LIBR1092

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr. Paul Mercieca

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5825

Course Coordinator Email: paul.mercieca@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an opportunity to examine project management skills in response to planning and developing a Business Case for a detailed project/case study. The course will introduce key project management (PM) concepts and decision-making processes in the development and delivery of information services and products.
These skills are developed in the context of an extended case study. You will form a Project Team that has the responsibility of developing a plan and Business Case document in response to the case study. This will allow you to develop a number of ‘soft skills’ including communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply project management concepts and techniques in designing, implementing and managing Information Services projects in various business functional areas
  2. Apply appropriate technologies to support the project management process
  3. Assess project risk and recommend alternative courses of action
  4. Effectively communicate and work in team in the development and support of project


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will consist of a mix of lectures, class exercises and work related to the extended case study. These activities will be supported by related readings and business processes. You and your class will be provided with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks. Your Project Team will also present its solutions in a formal presentation.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3
Assessment Task 2: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4
Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.