Course Title: Project Planning and Reporting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Planning and Reporting

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Paul OConnor

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 438 077 469

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite course is BUIL1156 Project Administration

Course Description

This course will:

• Examine advanced concepts in scope definition and project planning
• Develop knowledge and practical skills in scope planning and managing change in projects
• Strongly link to Advanced Project Management BUSM3134

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of this course, students will have developed the skills and knowledge required for moving to effective project management practice. This course is designed to be a practical course and draws upon practical working examples, case studies and template based documents which can be applied in real life practice.

Specific graduate capabilities that will be addressed:

1. Problem diagnosis and solving, including the ability to:

• Review case study material and apply the practical logic associated with the example
• Apply the outcomes generated from these examples to real life examples

2. Strategic thinking and action, including the ability to:

• Utilise the strategy created from review of work breakdown structures
• Utilise and develop ways of work approach from mind mapping and decision trees
• Develop ways to action projects through the development of templates

3. Reflective practice, including the ability to:

• Reflect on actions and outcomes by utilising the skills developed as a result of undertaking this course
• Seek further knowledge and understanding through the reflective process

Overview of Learning Activities

Each session will comprise of a lecture of at least an hour in duration; following a break a tutorial or workshop will take place to work on practical resolution of problems raised in the lecture. Face-to-face lectures will be the primary learning mechanism, with discussions and activities being used to reinforce the materials presented in the lectures. Application of the knowledge and skills gained will need to be evidenced in the assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture slides will be available on the Blackboard which is accessed via MyRMIT.  The slides are a guide only and not exhaustive; they provide a simple overview of the material covered in the lecture segment of a seminar. You are expected to engage with the lecture content by adding notes and extra comments to these slides during the lecture. You will then apply, extend or complement the lecture material in the activities during the remainder of the lecture.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve a pass in BUSM3133 you need to achieve:  50% overall and at least 50% in each assessment task.