Course Title: Information and Technology Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information and Technology Management

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4409

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Christina Scott-Young

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3918

Course Coordinator Email: christina.scott-young@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Evidenced based decision making based upon the analysis of reliable data and the utilisation of appropriate information management systems is critical to effective project management. This course will develop the skills to enable you to systematically evaluate and determine the information and communication needs of diverse medium to large scale projects, and to manage these needs through information management planning. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to assess diverse information requirements for projects and select and employ appropriate technologies to fulfil those requirements. Further, you will be skilled in the use of information and communication technologies, including online collaboration tools, to enable the management of complex information generated through the project life cycle. You will also develop the skills required to analyse quantitative and qualitative project data and to identify trends and needs so as to address the different information requirements of project stakeholders


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

1. Analyse, synthesise and apply complex project management theory to address industry issues, and implement new directions in project management
2. Professionally communicate your ideas and strategy, justifying decision making to diverse project management and organisational stakeholders
3. Employ your knowledge of project management theory and recent industry developments to identify problems and formulate solutions that respond to the diverse needs of project stakeholders
6. Apply appropriate research methods, tools and technical skills to plan, implement and evaluate projects that contribute to the profession and the field of knowledge in the discipline

If you are enrolled in the MC210 Master of Project Management program this course will develop the following progran 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
  • 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
     



Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Analyse and evaluate the data produced through a project life cycle to formulate a project strategy which meets the information and communication requirements of a project
• Utilise specilaised information and communication technologies to address the information management requirements of project stakeholders
• Justify the selection and application of specialised communication tools and technology to support the information needs of a project
• Create and develop an information management plan to enable effective and timely decision making and project management


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be developed through lectures and workshops. You will engage in a range of learning activities including class discussions, critical case study analysis, analysis and discussion of readings and computer based training


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
Your learning in this course will also be supported by the provision of journal articles, multi media and on line collaboration tools.
 


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 may include, but is not limited to, project reports, case study analysis, individual or group assignments and the development of an information management plan.


Feedback will be provided on all assessment tasks through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation:
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.


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. Assessment may include projects, class activities, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice. 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1