PROJMGNT 2021NA - Project Management 2

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2016

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 2021NA
    Course Project Management 2
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    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: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

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



    Teaching staff:
    Name: Dr Carmen Reaiche


    Dr Carmen Reaiche’s main expertise is in Systems Thinking and Project Management. Carmen has held a number of senior management positions as well as academic appointments, where she has coordinated various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In industry she designed and project managed the implementation of information systems and policy processes for businesses such as Mobil, IBM, Centrelink and Business SA. In 2006 Carmen completed her PhD in the area of Self-organising Systems, has published over 40 refereed articles and supervised 6 PhD completions. Her present research interests include systems thinking, policy making systems, social network aspects of business management models.

    Email: carmen.reaiche@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

    Opening intensive:
    10th to 14th October 2016

    Closing intensive:
    21st to 25th November 2016


  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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

    1.   Clearly define project objectives.
    2.   Analyse and determine the appropriate organisational structure, project approach and resource requirements for a   specific project.
    3.   Clearly define scope, and manage changes to it.
    4.   Develop a realistic schedule.
    5.   Prepare a plan, understanding the importance of conceptualization stage of a project.
    6.   Identify and Manage key stakeholders to ensure they remain committed with the project.
    7.   Identify and continually manage risks in your project and recommend alternative courses of action.
    8.   Explain the importance of communications, organisation and team-leadership skills in project management.
    9.   Consider ethical dilemmas project managers face, and recommend appropriate courses of action.


    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)
    1,9
    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
    3,5,6
    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
    8,9
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    5-9
    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
    9
    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
    1-9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Pinto, J 2015, Project management: achieving competitive advantage, 4 edn, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Sydney

    Or in electronic text format:

    Pinto, J 2015, Project management., 4 edn, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Sydney - ISBN 9781292122717
    Recommended Resources
    • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide 5th Edition
    • Gido, J and Clements, J 2011 Successful Project Management, 5th Edition, Thomson
    • Hartley, S 2008, Project Management : a competency-based approach, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Sydney
    • Meredith, J and Mantel, S 2011 Project Management: A Managerial Approach, (8th Edition), Wiley
    • Microsoft Office Project 2010


    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
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

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


    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).

    Students are expected to complete work and practice programming outside of intensive times.
    Learning Activities Summary

    Week 1  Intensive

    Content

    Readings (assigned Textbook)

    Topic 1

    Introduction to Project Management

    (Pinto, Chapter 1 )

    Topic 2

    Projects and Business Strategy : Setting up for success 

    (Pinto, Chapter 2 )

    Topic 3

    Stakeholder Analysis & Communications Planning

    (Pinto, Chapter 2, 3)

    Topic 4

    Scope Management

    (Pinto, Chapter 5,10 & 11)

    Topic 5


    Developing an effective project schedule

    (Pinto, Chapter 5 and 9)

    Topic 6

    Identifying and managing risk and opportunities

    (Pinto, Chapter 7)

    Week 2  Intensive

    Topic 7

    Project Management tools and software support

     

    (activity 1 page 498-499, Pinto)

    Topic 8

    Project Management competencies and behaviors on the job

    (Pinto, Chp 8, 12)

    Topic 9

    Working with project teams

    (Chapter 6)

     

    Topic 10

    Determining Project Progress & Results

    (activity 4 & 5, page 500-502, Pinto)

     

    Topic 11

    Project Reports

     

    Topic 12

    Reporting performance - Finishing the Project and Realizing the Benefits

    (Chapter 13 & 14)

    Board Presentations

    (as per assessment)

  • 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.

    Assessment Summary


    Assessment Task Collaborative / Individual Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Essay Individual

    28th Oct

    20% 1,2,3,6
    Project Evaulation Report Individual 11th Nov 35% 1-8
    Project Plan Group 28th Nov 30% 1-9
    Board Presentation Individual 25th Nov 15% 1,2,3,8,9
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Essay
    Weighting: 20%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    Describe the features of a project and explain how they differ from day-to-day processes within an organisation. Using a suitable project example from your experience or reading, illustrate what key characteristics do all projects possess. Consider the key characteristics of the project you selected and describe the impact these have on a project’s life cycle.

    Length and Presentation:
    1500 words


    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Originality and creative thought.
    Research up-to-date with topic. Demonstrate comprehension and understanding of Project Management, terminology, principles, processes and practice.
    Clarity of expression.
    Supporting documentation for arguments.
    Correct documentation and use of academic references including journal articles.
    Logical planning and sequence.
    Overall presentation, including correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
    Comprehensive coverage reflecting engagement with set readings, texts and other relevant materials.



    Assessment 2: Project Evaluation Report

    Weighting: 35%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    This assignment is designed to lead you through a systematic evaluation of a project. You are encouraged to pick a work based project or a real world project (e.g. Adelaide Oval Stadium, National Wine Centre, Sydney Opera House, Beijing Bird Nest Stadium, Hong Kong Disneyland, etc) .Through research, you will learn to establish key measures for project performance, establish appropriate evaluation and make decisions based on PMBOK areas to a real project.

    The project evaluation report should include:

    1. Project Scope.

    2. A project stakeholder analysis.

    3. Project Life Cycle and events.

    4. A critical evaluation of the project outcome (i.e. the critical factors that made this project a success or a failure).


    Project report criteria are specified by your lecturer via MyUni.

    Length and Presentation:
    2500 words

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Evidence of appropriate application of relevant Project Management theory to case study context.
    Project problem definition.
    A well-presented, clear project plan structure (schedule).
    Clear Identification of key stakeholders and assessment of project feasibility and/or outcome
    Clarity of expression.
    Identification of resources.
    Work allocation and distribution within time limitations.



    Assessment 3: Project Plan
    Weighting: 30%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    In this assessment you and your group will develop a detailed project management plan covering aspects of the project delivery for a significant event or project.

    Note
    Groups should not be more than 4 students
    Two groups cannot do the same project


    The required template and project specifics are specified by your lecturer via MyUni

    Length and Presentation:
    1500 words per student

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Project problem definition.
    Clear Objectives
    A well-presented, clear project plan structure (schedule & WBS).
    A good Project Risk Planner
    Clarity of expression.
    Identification of resources.
    Work allocation and distribution within time limitations.



    Assessment 4: Individual Board Presentation
    Weighting: 15%
    Submission Details: In class presentation and online submission of power point slides through MyUni.
    Task:

    You will present a Project Management Plan with an objective to persuade the audience of the effectiveness of the project idea and proposal and how it can be applied in a real world scenario.


    Length and Presentation:
    10 min presentation

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Depth of analysis: Relevance of material, coverage of key issues, depth/breadth of the project.
    Presentation structure: Logical sequence and flow
    Content approach: solution/recommendation delivered well.
    Mastery of project management concepts and tools.
    Clarity of slides content: Supporting evidence and/or data presented clearly and logically.
    Good Communication and Presentation skills: Convincing argument and/or detailed comprehensiveness
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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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