PROJMGNT 2021NA - Project Management II

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2017

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 II
    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

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Project Management
    Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    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.

    Course Timetable

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

    Opening intensive:
    18th - 22nd September 2017

    Closing intensive:
    30 - 31 October; 1 - 3 November 2017
  • 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
    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

    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).

    Students are expected to complete work and practice programming outside of intensive times.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Opening Intensive
    Topic Content Readings (assigned Textbook)
    1 Introduction to Project Management (Pinto, Chapter 1)
    2 Projects and Business Strategy : Setting up for success (Pinto, Chapter 2)
    3 Stakeholder Analysis & Communications Planning (Pinto, Chapter 2, 3)
    4 Scope Management (Pinto, Chapter 5,10 & 11)
    5 Developing an effective project schedule (Pinto, Chapter 5 and 9)
    6 Identifying and managing risk and opportunities (Pinto, Chapter 7)
    Closing Intensive
    7 Project Management tools and software support (activity 1 page 498-499, Pinto)
    8 Project Management competencies and behaviors on the job (Pinto, Chp 8, 12)
    9 Working with project teams (Chapter 6)
    10 Determining Project Progress & Results (activity 4 & 5, page 500-502, Pinto)
    11 Project Reports
    12 Reporting performance - Finishing the Project and Realizing the Benefits (Chapter 13 & 14)
    Board Presentations (as per assessment)
  • 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
    Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Essay Individual

    28th Oct

    20% 1,2,3
    Project Evaulation Report Individual 11th Nov 35% 1,2,3,6
    Project Plan Group 28th Nov 30% 3-6
    Board Presentation Individual 25th Nov 15% 1,3,5,6
    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
    Assessment 1: Essay
    Weighting: 20%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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
    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. Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet: Please submit, separate to your assignment, the 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: Any request for an extension of time for the submission of an assignment 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 extenuating circumstances and proof, such as a doctor’s certificate, may be required.
    • 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.

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