Course Title: Managing Projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM6117

Course Title: Managing Projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MIET7266 Quality Improvement in the Workplace

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training to enable participants to manage resources and complete projects in accordance with specifications and performance parameters.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

NGMS213 Managing Projects

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse project briefs and prepare project plans.
2. Establish project team requirements, resource availability and costs.
3. Manage and evaluate projects.

Details of Learning Activities

Assignments as required.

Teaching Schedule

Sessions 1 & 2: ANALYZING AND PLANNING FOR PROJECT 20th & 27th Aug

i. Get to know you and me;
ii. Course Structure;
iii. Course Requirements – 3 Written Assessments and Class Participation;
iv. Choose a Project and Work in Teams (Maximum 5 to a team)

Introduction to Topic:

i. Defining Project Management:

a. Process and Project Work;
b. Elements of Project Management

ii. Project Life Cycle:

a. Project Management Process;
b. Project Objectives and Outcomes

iii The Project Plan
iv. Project Parameters:

a. Defining the Project
b. Preliminary Gathering of Data
c. Potential Problems in Planning and Approvals
d. Action Plan
e. Project Boundaries

Session 3: Review of last Session 10th Sept
Planning for Project – Quality, Cost and Time

i. Planning for Quality:

a. Work Breakdown Structure;
b. Project Specification

ii. Planning the Time:

a. Gantt Chart;
b.. PERT diagram;

iii. Resources Requirement

iv. Planning the Cost
v. Planning a Summary Worksheet
vi. Alternatives and Options
vii. Review of Unit One

Session 4: Tutorial Session 17th Sept
REPORT ON UNIT 1 - DUE ON 1st Oct (Friday)

Session 5 Project Team Resources and Costs 24th Sept Introduction

i. Project Leader - Qualities
ii. Selecting Team Members, Resources and Provider:

a. Selecting the Team Members;
b. Skill Register;
c. Access to Appropriate People

: iii. Organizing the People:

a. Functional Project Organization;
b. Pure Project Organization;
c. Matrix Organization and
d. Mixed Organization

Session 6 1st Oct

i. Objective for the Work Team

a. Resources
b. Providers

ii. Project Team Maintenance

a. Team Effectiveness Review (TER)

iii. Budgeting

a. Budgeting Tips regardless of the Type of Project

iv. Review of Unit Two (Tutorial)

REPORT ON UNIT 2 - DUE ON 8th Oct (Friday)

Session 7: Management and Evaluation 8th Oct

i. Project Control:

a. Establishing Standards;
b. Control Point Identification Charts;
c. Project Control Charts;
d. Milestone Charts;
e. Budget Control Charts

ii. Project Manager Control
iii. Project Administration
iv. Monitoring and Reporting

a. Monitoring the Budget

Session 8 & 9: 15th & 22nd Oct Review of last session
Common Project Problems:

a. The Floating Start Date;
b. Too Much Work, Not Enough Time;
c Too Many Reports, Not Enough Communication;
d. Get It Done Faster;
e. 90 Percent Done Problem;
f. Too Many Milestones, or Too Few;
g. Moving Target Objectives;
h. Key Person Leaves
i. Cost Out of Control;
j. Staff with Enthusiasm, Not Talent;
k. Impossible Not Achieved;
l. Politics
m. Steps to Take when Falling Behind

iii. Negotiation Skills

a. Why Negotiate?

(i). Win/ Win;
(ii). Win/ Lose;
(iii). Lose/ Lose

b. Some Steps in Negotiation
c. Barriers to Negotiation
d. Strategies
e. Feedback

iv. Completing the Project

a. Inclusion;
b. Integration;
c. Extinction

v. Post-Implementation Review
vi. Review of Unit Three

Session 9: Class Project Presentation – Date: 29th Oct, Friday

Final Submission of Project – UNIT 3 DUE 29th Oct

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

None required at this time.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Participants are required to complete three assessment tasks.

Each Assessment task (Units 1, 2 and 3) is 30% each
Class Participation in a presentation is awarded 10%

Assessment Matrix

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