Course Title: Knowledge Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knowledge Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM1281

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012

BUSM1281

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

BUSM2077

City Campus

Research

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2012

BUSM2077

City Campus

Research

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013

BUSM4318

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2012,
Viet2 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Christina Scott-Young

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9225 3198

Course Coordinator Email: Christina.Scott-Young@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8 Level 8


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NONE


Course Description

This course introduces knowledge management, organisational learning and innovation diffusion concepts and will develop your skills in applying these concepts to improve the process of realising a project. This course will focus on the nature of effective Knowledge Management and the role of project management in enabling people to create and effectively use knowledge to more effectively realise projects. You will develop your skills and knowledge of Knowledge Management as applied at the project, program and portfolio level. This course also emphasises the management of innovation through maintaining a learning organisation. You will develop skills and insights for managing organisational knowledge in our knowledge economy and develop your knowledge of how to develop a knowledge advantage through strategically managing information, and information technology support staff.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Critical Analysis
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership

If you are enrolled in the MC210 Master of Project Management program you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

 

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management
  • Critically analyse synthesise and reflect on project management theory and developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors
  • Apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision making related to your professional practice and the discipline
  • Provide strategic project management advice and utlise leadership skills and team work skills to plan and guide the implementation of projects across diverse project management contexts, contributing to the discipline and professional arena
  • Utilise specific research and technical skills to strategically develop and implement project management strategies and solutions that are responsive to complex sustainable and economic theories and enhance project value, delivery and governance


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyse and define the links between Knowledge Management, organisational learning, innovation and creativity
  • Analyse the fundamental elements of Knowledge Management
  • Examine and evaluate how leadership can be used to facilitate a human infrastructure to diffuse knowledge and enable best practice.
  • Apply Knowledge Management objectives in projects across diverse fields
  • Identify the drivers and inhibitors of effective KM practices to promote innovation and improving project management business practices


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be supported by your engagement in on line discussions and on line teacher guided support..


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. To assist your learning you can access a number of resources including readings, journal articles, class notes, comprehensive learning guides, and power point presentations.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment tasks may include group based assignments and individual assignments.


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .