Course Title: Project Management Processes
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Project Management Processes
Credit Points: 12.00
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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021
Course Coordinator: Dr Koorosh Gharehbaghi
Course Coordinator Phone: 61-3-9925 5019
Course Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.13
Course Coordinator Availability: Thursday 9am - 11am or by appointment via email
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
BUSM3307 Project Management Concepts and BUSM3308 Techniques for Project Planning and Management
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
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes
- PLO1: Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
- PLO2: Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
- PLO3: 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
- PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- CLO1: Describe Systems Theory and the evolution of Project Management
- CLO2: Evaluate the differences between Project Objectives and Project Management objectives
- CLO3: Identify the roles of PM knowledge and processes in successful project completion
- CLO4: Outline the strengths of different approaches taken to managing a project
- CLO5: Select and apply appropriate process guides for implementing a project
- CLO6: 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.
You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment consists of:
Task 1. Individual work (20%) - Class pracs (CLO1, CLO2, CLO6):
- Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to their 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.
Task 2: Group work (30%) - Understanding system thinking and their application for PM discipline (CLO3, CLO4):
- 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.
- Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute research based or professionally focused project management projects, demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry issues.
Task 3: Group work (50%) - Applying system thinking for PM discipline (CLO1 - CLO5):
- Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Equitable Learning Services
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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.