PROJMGNT 5021 - Applied Project Management 1

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2017

This course introduces the context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management from the perspectives of key stakeholders. The main model followed it is the international Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK - US Based PMI), however comparisons are made with the U.K. s PRINCE2. Participants will be expected to relate the application of PMBOK directly to projects from their experience, and as a course assignment will be able to apply what they have learnt to an actual work place project. The context and learning of the course will prepare participants with competencies to operate in a range of industries and apply the project management skills to projects in a variety of industries, including engineering, information technology, consulting, production, procurement, maintenance, logistics and supply chain, defence, construction, and manufacturing. The focus on providing competence in core areas of stakeholder, scope, time, cost and quality management, and facilitating areas of risk, procurement, HR, integration, and communication management is to provide competence in participants to confidentially deal with the ever growing challenges of modern day project management. PMBOK will be applied in developing competence suitable for a range of industries.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 5021
    Course Applied Project Management 1
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course introduces the context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management from the perspectives of key stakeholders. The main model followed it is the international Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK - US Based PMI), however comparisons are made with the U.K. s PRINCE2. Participants will be expected to relate the application of PMBOK directly to projects from their experience, and as a course assignment will be able to apply what they have learnt to an actual work place project. The context and learning of the course will prepare participants with competencies to operate in a range of industries and apply the project management skills to projects in a variety of industries, including engineering, information technology, consulting, production, procurement, maintenance, logistics and supply chain, defence, construction, and manufacturing. The focus on providing competence in core areas of stakeholder, scope, time, cost and quality management, and facilitating areas of risk, procurement, HR, integration, and communication management is to provide competence in participants to confidentially deal with the ever growing challenges of modern day project management. PMBOK will be applied in developing competence suitable for a range of industries.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Project Management
    Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
    email: indra.gunawan@adelaide.edu.au

    Teaching Staff:

    Summer School & Winter School
    Name: John Woodward

    Short Bio:
    John is a senior executive with over 25 years expertise in the fields of project management and technology. He earned his MBA at La Trobe University.  He serves as the Non-Executive Director of Statewide Super, the Hospital Research Foundation, the PMI Adelaide Chapter and is an Elected Member of the West Torrens City Council.  John has completed certifications with both the Project Management Institute (PMP®) and OGC (Managing Successful Programs), and has used PRINCE2® extensively whilst in the Government sector.  John is also founder and consultant with check-project.com and Strategic Advisor to MCBI.

    Email: john.woodward@adelaide.edu.au ; LinkedIn


    Semester 1
    Name: Dr John Sing

    Short Bio:
    As an Adjunct Associate Professor and Business Consultant, John develops and delivers academic and professional development programs for both the public and private sector.

    Prior to establishing a small consultancy firm, John had worked for as an executive within the Queensland Public Sector where he was responsible for leading and implementing the Government’s financial and economic reform agenda. This included overseeing the organizations transition from cash based to accrual accounting, financial and management reporting to the CEO and governing board of directors, and project and risk management at the strategic and operational levels.

    Email:
    john.sing@adelaide.edu.au 


    Semester 2
    Name: Tamsin Hodgess

    Short Bio:

    Tamsin is a senior project management professional with over 20 years experience in projects in Government, Defence, Telecommunications (NBN) and Mining. With a background in IT, she has consulted on and lead a variety of projects across Australia via PMBOK project management and gained her MPM through Adelaide University. Tamsin facilitates a Leanin.org circle in Brisbane and is a strong advocate for Women in STEM and Leadership who enjoys mentoring younger colleagues as they develop in their careers.

    Email: tamsin.hodgess@adelaide.edu.au

    Trimester 1
    Name: John Woodward

    Short Bio: John is a senior executive with over 25 years expertise in the fields of project management and technology. He earned his MBA at La Trobe University.  He serves as the Non-Executive Director of Statewide Super, the Hospital Research Foundation and is an Elected Member of the West Torrens City Council.  John has completed certifications with both the Project Management Institute (PMP®) and OGC (Managing Successful Programs), and has used PRINCE2® extensively whilst in the Government sector. 
    John also recently founded check-project.com

    Email: john.woodward@adelaide.edu.au

    Trimester 3
    Name: Kerri Di Sario

    Short Bio: Kerri is a professional Engineer with many years experience in the private and public sectors, and has a strong background in corporate and technology management. Her capabilities extend through business and commercial, project management, systems and logistics engineering, quality management, maintenance management, and personnel/human resources management. Kerri is a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner and is the Managing Director of a consultancy company.

    Email: kerri.disario@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

    Opening intensive:
    Tuesday 28th February and Friday 1 March 2017
    9am to 6pm
    Napier, 210, Teaching Room

    Closing intensive:
    Tuesday11th and Wednesday 12 April 2017
    9am to 6pm
    Napier, 210, Teaching Room
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 Know and understand the basic content and techniques of the discipline of project management such that stakeholder needs, scope, time, cost, quality, risk, procurement, human resources, communications, and the integration of these are appropriately addresses;
    2 Competently plan and control medium-sized linear projects appropriate to satisfying PMI’s Project Management Professional standards and assessing stakeholders’ needs and satisfy these;
    3 Choose and use the models for project management and best practice in the choice of an appropriate project delivery system;
    4 Competently work in teams and communicating the output to stakeholders and the community and provide leadership in the community and support of community involvement in projects;
    5 Demonstrate continued learning and personal development;
    6 Recognise ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance for project managers.
    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)
    1-6
    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
    1-3
    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
    4
    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, 2, 5, 6
    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, 6
    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
    3-6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Suggested text book:
    Meredith, JR & Mantel, S (2011), Project management: A managerial Approach, 8th Edition, Wiley.
    ISBN : 978-0-470-53302-4

    A digital copy can also be purchased for a lower price.
    Recommended Resources
    PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc

    In addition to any assigned readings from the prescribed text, you may find it useful to access information from other sources. A number of Project Management textbooks have been written over the past few decades. Most of these books are held at the University library. Please feel free to browse through the available books for alternative explanations of the relevant concepts. Please find below a list of other suggested textbooks:

    1. Project Management Institute (PMI), 2013, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition
        (PMBOK® Guide) ©2013 Project Management Institute, Inc.
    2. Gray, C & Larson, E 2000, Project management, McGraw-Hill.
    3. IPMA 2006, IPMA Competence Baseline Version 3.0
    4. Kerzner, H 2009, A project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and contracting, Wiley
    5. PRINCE2TM – Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2TM, OGC London, TSO.
    6. Turner, JR 1999, Handbook of project-based management, McGraw-Hill.

    It is also recommended that you read relevant journal articles. In particular, you are encouraged to read the following journals:
    · International Journal of Project Management
    · Project Management Journal
    · Journal of Project Management

    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.

    Other resources
    If you are a member of the PMI (http://www.pmi.org/Membership.aspx)  you will “gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards*, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.” Student membership is USD$40 to join and USD$30 to renew.

    * Log in to access complimentary read-only PDFs of all of PMI's published standards or take advantage of discounts on paperback editions
    http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards/Standards-Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards.aspx
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
    Learning Activities Summary
    This is a draft schedule and session dates are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.

    PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc

    Intensive Content Readings Activities
    1 Introduction - Project Context and Basics PMBOK® Chapters 1-3
    Project Selection and Management Models Meredith Chapters 1-3
    Project Integration Management PMBOK® Chapter 4 Workshop Exercise 1
    Project Scope Management PMBOK® Chapter 5
    Meredith Chapter 6
    Workshop Exercises 2, 3 and 4
    2 Project Time Management PMBOK® Chapter 6
    Meredith Chapter 8
    Workshop Exercise 5
    Project Cost Management PMBOK® Chapter 7
    Meredith Chapter 7
    Workshop Exercise 6
    3 Project Quality Management PMBOK® Chapter 8 Workshop Exercise 7
    Project Delivery Systems PMBOK® p. 361-363
    Meredith Chapter 5
    Workshop Exercise 8
    Project Risk Management PMBOK® Chapter 11 Workshop Exercise 9
    4 Project Procurement Management PMBOK® Chapter 12
    Meredith p. 58-69
    Workshop Exercise 10
    Project Organisation PMBOK® Chapter 2
    Project Human Resources Management PMBOK® Chapter 9
    Meredith Chapters 4, 9
    Workshop Exercise 11
    Project Stakeholder Management PMBOK® Chapter 13 Workshop Exercise 12
    Project Communication Management PMBOK® Chapter 10
    Meredith Chapters 10-12
    Workshop Exercise 13
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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.

    Assessment Summary

    An overview of the course assessment appears in the following table. Details appear in the following section:

    PMBOK is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc

    # Assessment Length Weighting Due Date Learning Outcomes
    1a Individual short report 1,000 words max 15% See MyUni 1-4
    1b Individual short report 1,000 words max 15% See MyUni 4-5
    1c Individual short report 1,000 words max 10% See MyUni 4
    2 Group project plan 1 person 5,000 words min
    2 people 7,000 words min
    3 people 10,000 words min
    30% See MyUni 1-9
    3 Individual report 2,000 words 30% See MyUni 4-9
    Total 100%

     

    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.  

    Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners

    Appropriate use of the Internet in assignments

    The purpose of this document is to assist students with appropriate use of the material they have accessed on the Internet in assignments. The Internet is a wonderful source of information and sometimes students are not aware of how to use it properly. For example, a recent case had over 70% of words copied from over 20 other sources. Furthermore, many students think this is the appropriate use of the Internet.

    IT IS NOT.

    Due to an increasing number of students infringing the University’s Academic Dishonesty Requirements within the Master of Applied Project Management, a more rigorous method of checking assignments is used.

    There is a hierarchy of penalties, the lowest of which is the loss of some assignment marks and the student’s name being placed on the Faculty’s Academic Dishonesty Register for six months. This only occurs if I believe this occurred through error. The second level penalty is more significant which is loss of all marks for the assignment and being placed on the University’s Academic Dishonesty Register for the remainder of their time at the University. Even higher penalties can involve the University deciding the student should not graduate. This has occurred in the Master of Project Management.

    Appropriate use of the Internet is to include all directly copying of sections of other reports in ‘inverted comas’, as a quotation, and note the source of the quote. To include a group of words without use of inverted commas and without noting where the words came from is an example of academic dishonesty.

    Students may not be aware that the University has use of an international database called Turnitin in which all direct use of other material can be traced.

    On a more positive note students need to understand the points made in any paper they access on the Internet and integrate these thoughts into their argument rather than just copying large passages. Of course this takes more work but this is what tertiary education requires and, in the end, make students into better thinkers and more able to express their ideas in their assignments
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1a: Individual Assignment
    Weighting: 15%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:

    Describe five (5) advantages and five (5) disadvantages of using a project management approach based on model-based methodologies (specifically PMBOK and PRINCE 2). Using a suitable project example from your experience or reading, illustrate how one of these models - of your selection - will benefit your project compared to the other model (i.e. the comparative strength of the chosen model for a specific project). Also comment on how the models could be combined and how you would retain the benefits of each and correct for the deficiencies of each.

    Scope:

    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Project Context and Basics, Project Integration and Scope Management course topics.

    Length and Presentation:

    1000 words max in report format.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:

    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.
    Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit.

    Quotations do not count in the words counted.

    The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.

    While 1000 words is only few words to cover a topic, marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application
    .

    In answering these questions try and state principles as well as detail. Just reproducing PMBOK (especially cutting and pasting diagrams) is not enough!



    Assessment 1b: Individual Assignment
    Weighting: 15%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:

    What is the role of integration as defined by PMBOK, and what contribution does it make in project management? Why is scope management important and how would you control scope in a project? How do scenarios contribute to project management? Describe the tools that you would use to collect requirements and generate at least 20 requirements to define scope for a particular project. Describe a test to assess whether five (5) requirements had been achieved.

    Scope:

    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Project Context and Basics, Project Integration and Scope Management course topics.

    Length and Presentation:

    1000 words max in report format.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:

    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.
    Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit.

    Quotations do not count in the words counted.

    The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.

    While 1000 words is only few words to cover a topic, marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application.

    In answering these questions try and state principles as well as detail. Just reproducing PMBOK (especially cutting and pasting diagrams) is not enough!



    Assessment 1c: Individual Assignment
    Weighting: 10%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:

    What is the value of having sound time and cost management plans when undertaking project execution? Identify at least six tools / techniques (three (3) each for time and cost management) that you would use for managing and controlling time and costs in the project and describe why you consider them to be important. Using a suitable project example fromyour experience or reading, make a list of activities to monitor and control that project.

    Scope:

    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Project Context and Basics, Project Integration and Scope Management course topics.

    Length and Presentation:

    1000 words max in report format.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:

    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.

    Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit. Quotations do not count in the words counted.

    The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.

    While 1000 words is only few words to cover a topic, marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application.

    In answering these questions try and state principles as well as detail. Just reproducing PMBOK (especially cutting and pasting diagrams) is not enough!



    Assessment 2: Group project plan (part 1)
    Weighting: 30%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni
    An electronic copy of this report is required. Just send one copy for the group but ensure all names are clear.
    Preferably any documents created under Excel or Microsoft Project should be included in the Word version of the electronic copy.

    Task:

    Develop a group project plan for an approved project of choice, implementing the theoretical material you have covered and focusing on Scope, Time, Cost and Risk. A project plan is produced to plan a new project. Groups should ideally be of two people. If you want to vary from two people, you need to seek special approval stating reasons. This assignment is intended to be the application of theory so I do not want theory reproduced, but the application of theory to a project.

    Scope:

    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Project Integration, Project Time Management, Managing Project Cost and Managing Project Risk course topics in the context of the Project you have selected. Application of the theory of these knowledge areas to your selected project will be assessed.

    ECIC Project Planning Template (for Assignment 2 and Assignment 3)

    The following is a list of areas that you should cover in your APM1 Assignment, the Project Plan.

    Introductory section – how was this assignment managed as a project – up to 400 words.

    a. Vision – the vision of the project’s outcome functioning.
    b. Mission - Up to 20 word description of what the project is.
    c. Phase - The phase of the project being addressed in this plan – if applicable.
    d. Stakeholders - Who are the stakeholders and client’s representative/s? Who are the owner/s and sponsor/s (they may be the same organisation)? What impact will this Project have on Stakeholder/s, What role are they playing in the project?
    e. Purpose of the project (summary) - description:
    i. the Context of the project - Are there Enterprise Environmental Factors or Organisational Process Assets which can be used? Market place influencing the requirement for this project.
    ii. the project’s History and Background (if applicable),
    iii. Implementation concept (the phases of the Project)
    f. The benefits:
    i. what is the Project trying to achieve,
    ii. why should the Project be implemented, and
    iii. the Value Proposition for sponsor/s.
    g. The objectives (summary):
    i. Scope (the specific Requirements to be satisfied),
    ii. Time (duration, time constraints), and
    iii. Cost (the budget, IRR/payback period, finance model).
    h. Constraints and Assumptions.
    i. Implementation Strategy
    i. Discuss the phases of the Project – how they can facilitate delivery of this project and future phases (particularly design or constructability).
    ii. Critical Success Factors (Targets, KPIs and Tolerances to be met).
    j. Risks, causes and treatment – including Risk Register.
    k. Management Plan (Planning, monitoring and controlling)
    i. Scope – WBS, discuss how scope will be monitored and controlled.
    ii. Time – Schedule, Milestones, discuss how the schedule will be monitored and controlled.
    iii. Cost – Budget breakdown, discuss how cost will be monitored and controlled.
    iv. Risk – Risk matrix, discuss how risks/issues will be monitored and controlled
    v. Integration – Change Control process, discuss how you will manage integration.
    l. What I have learned from this course (no more than 250 words).
    m. Bibliography – particularly if sections were provided by work places.

    Length and Presentation:

    Minimum length:
    1 person – 5,000 words
    2 people – 7,000 words
    3 people – 10,000 words.

    Note: additional marks are awarded for more comprehensive plans.

    The project plan should follow the ECIC Planning Template (see above)

    As you may be using material in this report which was developed by others, it is important to note what was your contribution and what was the contribution of others (for example, colleagues in your work place).

    An introductory section should be included to outline your approach to the report, as well as to the project. The report should emphasise how you are managing this as a project. This course is not assessing the technology.

    A work-based project may be used. Sections developed by others (eg estimate or schedule) may be included provided it is clearly stated who developed each section. It should be made clear what your contribution to this project plan is.

    Please ensure you add page numbers to your assignment and it is advisable to add your name in the footer or header.

    I am comfortable with you including material developed by others (eg schedule), provided you make clear what you developed and what was developed by others.

    It should be evident that material covered in the course (structure of a project plan, including inputs, tools and techniques in the 5 functions Scope, Time, Cost, Risk, Integration) have influenced the project plan produced.

    A clear statement is required on the material you generated for the sake of this assignment and the work generated, by you or others, for the project.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    This assignment will be assessed upon how well you are able to present a project plan that meets the requirement defined in the Task (above).

    Simply reproducing the theory of the PMBOK and course texts as part of this assignment will be viewed unfavourably during marking. The expectation is that you apply the theory to your project to demonstrate your learning and ability to apply the course content.

    A clear statement is required on the material you generated for the sake of this assignment and the work generated, by you or others, for the project.



    Assessment 3: Individual project plan (part 2)
    Weighting: 30%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni
    An electronic copy of this report is required. Preferably any documents created under Excel or Microsoft Project should be included in the Word version of the electronic copy.

    Task:
    Write a description of the planning and control of Project Quality, Human Resources, Procurement, Communications and Stakeholders (including any additional Project Integration not covered in Assignment 2) for a project of your choice (it could be the same as the one chosen in Assignment 2).

    Scope:
    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Project Quality Management, Project Human Resources Management, Project Procurement, Managing Communications and Stakeholders (and any additional Project Integration not covered in Assignment 2) course topics.

    Length and Presentation:
    3,000 Words Maximum

    Please ensure you add page numbers to your assignment and it is advisable to add your name and student number in the footer or header. I am comfortable with you including material developed by others (eg schedule), provided you make clear what you developed and what was developed by others.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    This assignment will be assessed upon how well you are able to present a project plan that meets the requirement defined in the Task (above).

    A clear statement is required on the material you generated for the sake of this assignment and the work generated, by you or others, for the project.
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    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

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