Course Title: Agile Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Agile Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4764

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4758

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JulDec2019 (KP4),

JulDec2019 (KP6)

BUSM4758

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JanJun2020 (KP3)

BUSM4758

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JulDec2020 (KP6)

BUSM4758

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JanJun2021 (KP3)

BUSM4758

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JulDec2021 (KP6)

BUSM4764

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

JulDec2019 (All)

BUSM4764

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

BUSM4764

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex21 (AAAA)

Course Coordinator: Tiendung Le

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2675

Course Coordinator Email: tiendung.le@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.76

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

To be effective within the ever changing and complex IT environment project managers need to be agile throughout the different phases of the project life cycle. Agile IT project managers are responsive, flexible, adaptive and solutions focused. In order to ensure agile project management, project managers must also utilise specialised methodologies which draw upon established theory and best practice. 

This course will develop such specialised discipline and professional practice knowledge and skills through its focus on the theory, principles and practices of Agile Project Management. 

The course is designed to develop the agile project management skills and knowledge you will require to effectively manage projects within an industry that is characterised by innovation and change.

You will be build your knowledge of key agile methodologies, and will analyse and critique the usability of these methodologies comparative to more traditional project management methodologies and practices. You will further apply your specialised agile project management knowledge and skills to undertake agile project planning which replicates IT industry contexts. 

At RMIT City Campus, we will use the case method through the course. The case method requires you to prepare a case prior to class and actively participate in the discussion of the case in class.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes

  • PLO1: Analyse, synthesise and apply complex project management theory to address industry issues, and implement new directions in project management
  • PLO2: Professionally communicate your ideas and strategy, justifying decision making to diverse project management and organisational stakeholders
  • PLO3: 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


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Critically analyse agile project management methodologies 
  2. CLO2: Critique and justify the use of agile versus traditional project management methodologies in response to diverse industry scenarios
  3. CLO3: Select and apply agile project management methodologies to deliver effective project management planning
  4. CLO4: Formulate agile project management engagement strategies which effectively respond to the diverse needs of industry stakeholders

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will develop your knowledge of agile project management primarily through your engagement with a series of cases. You will participate in diverse learning activities that are designed to suit a wide range of learning styles and develop advanced, complex knowledge and skills.

In particular, you will prepare and discuss multiple cases with your peers, which will develop your critical knowledge of agile project management and enhance leadership skills. Your learning will be fostered through your active participation in class discussions as facilitated by your lecturer and your own critical self-reflection. By working in teams you will further develop your professional communication, analytical and negotiation skills.

A major team project will be assigned for you to work within a group. You will be required to analyse readings in preparation for lectures and workshops and actively contribute your interpretations and opinions both in class.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

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

You will be provided with class notes, reference lists, peer reviewed readings and industry case studies. Through workshops lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities to develop the skills and knowledge for applying agile project management tools and techniques to IT industry projects. 

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and seminars on your work. You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, and readings through Canvas 

Overview of Learning Resources

Canvas is the main learning online learning resource for this course. To access this, go to myRMIT at: www.rmit.edu.au/students and log in. 

Technical Support for Online/Canvas Access

If you have trouble accessing Canvas or downloading materials please contact RMIT Information Technology for help and support (online): https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/it-services-for-studen


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.

 

RMIT City Campus

Assessment Task 1: Class discussion, 40%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment Task 2: Group Project, 30%, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment Task 3: Essay, 30%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

 

RMITOnline

Assessment Task 1: Research Report, 30%, CLO1, CLO2
Assessment Task 2: Project Plan, 40%, CLO3, CLO4
Assessment Task 3: Project activity report (group), Sprint review videos (group) and Individual reflection diary, , 30%, CLO3, CLO4

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.