Course Title: Business Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4610

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4611

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

JanJun2017 (KP3)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kamrul Ahsan/Dr Paul Mercieca

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253752 / +61 3 99255825

Course Coordinator Email: kamrul.ahsan@rmit.edu.au / paul.mercieca@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces project management across a range of discipline foci, including information technology, supply chain management and logistics, and information management.

You will gain practical knowledge and build an understanding of project management tools, techniques and processes, while also appreciating the importance of effective project management skills across a wide range of industries. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop key project management processes and act as an active team member, project team leader, or a manager of a small to medium sized project.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Critically examine project management processes described by the PMBOK and/or PRINCE2
  2. Use a range of tools and techniques to develop, monitor and control projects.
  3. Develop the scope of work for a self-contained project to address an organisational or client’s need
  4. Review the key knowledge areas of project management and devise a well-structured project plan
  5. Interpret information and communicate effectively within the team and employ professional and change management skills to successfully manage the project

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

 This course provides students with practical knowledge and understanding of project management processes based on the knowledge-base of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework, and/or Projects IN a Controlled Environment (PRINCE2) methodology.

You will take part in weekly lectures, class activities/exercises and group work related to the project/case study. These activities will be supported by class lecture topics and related readings. 

The lecture is designed to introduce you to basic project management concepts and theories.

The tutorial is used for conducting project proposal preparation, and for solving and analysing project management exercises to help you develop specific project management skills. This will generally be completed around a case study problem / issue applicable to each of the discipline areas. These sessions generate experiential learning that give you valuable insights into how such matters need to be managed within the project to fulfil organisational needs. These activities also develop your practical skills described by the professional bodies such as CIPS, Australian Computer Society, and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Body of Knowledge and guidelines.

You will need to read the course notes, the textbook and recommended readings. These readings will develop and reinforce material presented and discussed in lectures.

For those who are interested to sit for the project management professional (PMP) exam, this course can help in fulfilling one of the requirements of “35 hours of project management education”.


Overview of Learning Resources

 RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture/workshop notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.


Overview of Assessment

 The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

 Assessment Overview

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1

20%

1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2

50%

2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3

30%

1, 2