Course Title: Project Management Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management Processes

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Koorosh Gharehbaghi

Course Coordinator Phone: 61-3-9925 5019

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces key project management (PM) processes and how they are managed and integrated in order to complete a project and realise project objectives. Specifically, this course examines:
• System Theory and Evolution of Project Management
• Project Objectives Vs Project Management Objectives
• PM knowledge areas, applying knowledge in PM processes and project integration
• How individual projects lead to Programs and Portfolios
• PM methodologies
• Supporting PM processes through the Project Management Office (PMO).

Extensive use will be made of case analysis of projects


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives




On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Describe Systems Theory and the evolution of Project Management
• Evaluate the differences between Project Objectives and Project Management objectives
• Identify the roles of PM knowledge and processes in successful project completion
• Outline the strengths of different approaches taken to managing a project
• Select and apply appropriate process guides for implementing a project
• Communicate and justify these choices using presentations or short reports

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be developed through a variety of classroom activities that may include face to face lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.The learning resources for this course comprises a combination of online course materials supplementary readings (journal papers and text books

Overview of Assessment

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 
You will demonstrate your ability to analyse and compare different PM processes involved in managing a project, program, and a portfolio. Assessment may include, but is not limited to,  individual and/or group assignments. 
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: