Course Title: Project Management Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management Processes

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4168

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Dr Koorosh Gharehbaghi

Course Coordinator Phone: 61-3-9925 5019

Course Coordinator Email: koorosh.gharehbaghi@rmit.edu.au

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

None


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

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:

  1. CLO1: Describe Systems Theory and the evolution of Project Management
  2. CLO2: Evaluate the differences between Project Objectives and Project Management objectives
  3. CLO3: Identify the roles of PM knowledge and processes in successful project completion
  4. CLO4: Outline the strengths of different approaches taken to managing a project
  5. CLO5: Select and apply appropriate process guides for implementing a project
  6. 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.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more. 

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.