PROJMGNT 2021 - Project Management II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course introduces the context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management and provides an understanding of the ever growing challenges in this area. The course will cover areas such as: Identifying and managing stakeholders ? who they are and what are their objectives. Planning and controlling of the scope of the project; schedule of what is required and delivery dates; costs to the project ? estimates and delivery; quality ? establishing controls for consistency; identifying risks and developing a mitigation plan; communications required; human resources ? what are the needs for the project, roles and responsibilities and monitoring performance; procurement; and implementing the project

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 2021
    Course Project Management II
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Not available to first year students
    Course Description This course introduces the context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management and provides an understanding of the ever growing challenges in this area.
    The course will cover areas such as: Identifying and managing stakeholders ? who they are and what are their objectives. Planning and controlling of the scope of the project; schedule of what is required and delivery dates; costs to the project ? estimates and delivery; quality ? establishing controls for consistency; identifying risks and developing a mitigation plan; communications required; human resources ? what are the needs for the project, roles and responsibilities and monitoring performance; procurement; and implementing the project
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Sam Baroudi

    Lecturer: Dr Sam Baroudi

    Dr Bassam Baroudi, or Sam Baroudi as he is more often known, started his career as a construction management professional working on various projects across Australia. His professional career culminated in the founding and directing of commercial construction company Baroudi Zoina Pty Ltd. Since leaving industry Sam has devoted his time to the education and research needs of students. He has a doctorate in project management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management. Sam currently serves as a program director and senior lecturer in project management at the University of Adelaide's Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC). He is also an active researcher and his interests tend to focus on applying project management concepts to different fields. He has published widely on various project management topics within disaster management, construction, health and education.


    Dr Sam Baroudi (TU01)
    Ms Antonette Severino (TU02)
    Ms Elsy Paola Garcia Reyes (TU03)

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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

    1 Analyse and apply 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 Compare 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 Illustrate learning and personal development;
    6 Examine and manage ethical, social and cultural issues 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)
    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
    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
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    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
    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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Required text book:

    Pinto, J. (2015) Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, 4 Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Sydney.
    Recommended Resources
    • Project Management Institute (2017), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK©Guide), 6th Edition, Project Management Institute, Philadelphia.
    • Kerzner, H. (2017) Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling, 12th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.
    • Meredith, J.R, Mantel, S.J, Shafer, S.M., (2015) Project management: a managerial approach.; 9th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.
    • Gido, J., Clements, J., Baker, R. (2018) Successful Project Management, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, Massachusetts.
    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.

    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
    On campus lecture: 1 hours per week
    On campus tutorial: 2 hours per week supported by problem-based learning activities developed from material covered in lectures.

    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
    Week Topic Assessment details
    1 Introduction to Project Management
    2 Projects and Business Strategy
    3 Stakeholder Analysis & Communications Planning
    4 Scope Management
    5 Developing an Effective Project Schedule Essay due in
    6 Identifying and Managing Risk and Opportunities
    7 Project Management IT Support
    8 Project Cost Management
    9 Project Plan Report and Presentation - Assignment Advice Project Evaluation Report due in
    10 Working with Project Teams
    11 Project Completion and Success
    12 Course Review and Discussion Project Plan Report due in plus Presentation
  • 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
    Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcome
    1. Essay Individual 1500 words 20% 1,2,3
    2. Project Evaluation Report Individual 2500 words 35% 1,2,3,6
    3. Project Plan Report Group 1500 words per student 30% 3,4,5,6
    4. Presentation Group - Individual Grade 10 minutes 15% 1,3,5,6
    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
    Assessment Detail

    Essay - Describe an aspect of project management and discuss the features and issues involved.

    Project Evaluation Report - This assignment will ask you for a systematic evaluation of a ‘real life’ project.

    Project Plan Report - In this assessment you and your group will develop a detailed project management plan covering aspects of project delivery for a significant event or project.

    Presentation – You and your group will present your project management plan to the class.

    Further assessment details will be provided on the Canvas online platform during the course.

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:
    • Assignment Submission:  Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet:  Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work.  Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments:  You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing.  Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Extensions of Time:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade.  Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.

    Resubmission & Remarking

    Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted.  Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

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

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