MANAGEMT 7040 - Project Management

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2017

This course investigates the increasing use of projects to accomplish limited duration tasks in many organisations and the unique style of administration required to manage them. Projects considered include RandD studies, campaigns, construction, emergency operations and other such endeavours. Topics include the selection of projects, creativity and technological forecasting, the role of the project manager, how to organise and plan a project, negotiation and conflict resolution, budgeting and cost estimation, project scheduling (PERT/CPM) and resource location among multiple projects, project monitoring and information systems (including project management software), controlling projects, auditing projects, ways of terminating projects and running projects in multicultural settings.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7040
    Course Project Management
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites MANAGEMT 7086, MANAGEMT 7100 & MANAGEMT 7101
    Restrictions Available to Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Business Administration students only - other students must first meet with program director for enrolment approval
    Course Description This course investigates the increasing use of projects to accomplish limited duration tasks in many organisations and the unique style of administration required to manage them. Projects considered include RandD studies, campaigns, construction, emergency operations and other such endeavours. Topics include the selection of projects, creativity and technological forecasting, the role of the project manager, how to organise and plan a project, negotiation and conflict resolution, budgeting and cost estimation, project scheduling (PERT/CPM) and resource location among multiple projects, project monitoring and information systems (including project management software), controlling projects, auditing projects, ways of terminating projects and running projects in multicultural settings.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Alina Lebed

    Ms Alina Lebed
    MBA, BSc., G.Cert. Ed., Dip. Mngmnt & Int Trade

    Alina Lebed is a practical hands-on lecturer with extensive management and consulting experience. She is recognised by her clients for her conceptual and analytical abilities, strategic thinking, dependability and excellent organisational skills. She has an MBA degree from the University of Adelaide with outstanding results and prestigious awards (Best Graduating Student, Director’s List, Guy Lloyd scholarship, awards in Finance and Strategic Management). She also holds a Science degree from Moscow University and qualifications in Education from Vilnius Pedagogical University and Management and International Trade from the Italian Institute of Foreign Trade.
    Alina is currently managing a consultancy business that helps a variety of clients in Australia solve complex business problems. Prior to founding this consultancy she lead the Business Advisory practice for a global consulting firm, worked with a large utilities company and held management positions in R&D, manufacturing and consulting companies in Australia and overseas. Alina’s business activities include the provision of business and strategic advice to a portfolio of clients. This involves the development of strategic planning outputs, planning and implementation of projects, financial analysis, business improvement, problem solving, facilitation of workshops and liaison with stakeholders and Boards. Alina has developed and implemented project management frameworks, conducted complex organisational reviews and process improvement projects, prepared persuasive business cases for companies in various industries and translated them into effective implementation strategies. Through management of a wide variety of projects she has developed a structured and well-organised approach to meet business challenges and achieve results.
    Alina has been teaching at executive and postgraduate level since 2000. She has designed and delivered multiple training and executive development courses on various topics in Australia, Europe, Middle East, Malaysia, South Pacific and the USA. She is a lecturer of Masters programs at Torrens University and University of Adelaide and conducts intensive workshops and seminars for clients and employees on strategic management, business case development, project management, financial modelling, risk management, contract management, performance evaluation, team dynamics and problem solving, decision making and influence, business research, business statistics and quantitative methods and others.

    email: alina.lebed@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course students will be able to:

    1. Apply strategic context of effective project management and the role it can play as a source of competitive advantage
    2. Explain the role of projects in value creation through the integrated management of project portfolio
    3. Apply the basic theories and tools that support managerial decisions in project design, planning and implementation
    4. Identify potential project issues, ascertain their causes and effects, develop feasible and constructive solutions and contingency plans
    5. Discuss the constraints facing project managers in solving day to day project challenges as they balance the application of management theories to practical situations
    6. Critically assess project management practices in organisations and identify areas for improvement
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 4 & 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 5 & 6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1, 2 & 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1 & 4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4 & 5
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    The recommended text for this course is Jeffrey K. Pinto, Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, Pearson, Global Edition (4e), 2016

    There are many textbooks that students can use as references. If fact, students will find any text in project management useful in supplementing the materials provided in the course text, the course outline and the readings.

    In addition, I strongly recommend that you register on the PMI website (http://www.pmi.org) and access the resources available there (many of them for free).
    For example, the following optional resources may be useful:
    • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition available for purchase online from PMI
    • Free exposure draft of the new sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide (if still available)
    • Standard for Program Management
    • Standard for Portfolio Management
    • Organisational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3 ®)
    • The exposure drafts of the Standard for Program Management and the Standard for Portfolio Management are expected to be available in Q3-4 of 2016
    • Pulse of the Profession
    • Thought Leadership topics
    • Practice Standards and Frameworks and
    • Practice Guides.
    Online Learning
    Important messages, topic notes, power point slides and other materials relating to the course will be placed on MyUni throughout the course. MyUni can be found at (www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au ).
    Please e-mail the lecturer if you can not access the course on myuni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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