PROJMGNT 2001 - Project Management Methodologies and Concepts
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code PROJMGNT 2001 Course Project Management Methodologies and Concepts Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites PROJMGNT 1001 Restrictions Only BPM students Course Description This course builds on the Foundations of Project Management course. It covers project management methods, multiple projects, agile project management, lean project management, soft systems, design management, total quality control and quality assurance, project communications, information and communication technologies (ICTs), project success/ failure, lessons learned and continuous improvement.
Course Coordinator: Dr Richa GulatiProgram Director Contact Details: Project Management
Name: Dr Sam Baroudi
Name: Richa Gulati
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain advanced project management concepts
- Compare and evaluate various project management methodologies
- Describe project quality management and processes
- Compare traditional and modern project communication on projects
- Discuss broad perspectives in respect to project success and failure
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)
1-3 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 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
2, 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
2-5 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
4, 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
Required ResourcesNo textbook required
Recommended ResourcesProject Management Institute (2017) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), 6th Edition, Newtown Square, Pa, Project Management Institute.
Kerzner, H. (2013) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.
Burke, R. (2011) Advanced Project Management , Publisher: Burke Publishing. Print ISBN: 9780958273374, 0958273375
eText ISBN: 9780994104007, 0994104006 . Edition: 1st
It is also useful to read relevant project management journal articles. In particular:
- International Journal of Project Management
- Project Management Journal
- International Journal of Project Organisation and Management
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.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is taught on-campus via face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Students will gain a deeper insight into the field of project management and recognised methodologies that are widely held as creating successful project outcomes. Note that course materials are provided online via MyUni so that students can refer to learning materials in their own time.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials as scheduled.
Furthermore, students should prepare for lectures and revise post lecture to improve understanding of each week’s course module.
As a general guide, a 3 unit course requires:
Total contact hours: 3 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 36 Hrs
Total self-guided study: 10 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 120 Hrs
Total workload hours: 156 Hrs
Learning Activities SummaryThe course is intended to present more advanced project management concepts to broaden student knowledge and skills. This will be become apparent during lectures, tutorials and assessments. Study will also need to be undertaken outside of lectures and tutorials to enhance student learning.
The weekly lecture schedule is structured as follows Week 1 Course Introduction Week 2 Project Management Methods Week 3 Agile Project Management Week 4 Lean Project Management Week 5 Soft Systems Methodology for Project Management Week 6 Design Management Week 7 Quality Management Concepts Week 8 Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Week 9 Project Communication Management Week 10 Information and Communication Technologies Week 11 Project Success, Failure and Lessons Learned Week 12 Course Revision and Exam Preparation
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Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
# Assessment Task Type Length Weight Due Date Learning Outcomes 1 Project Report 1 Individual 1500 words 30% 3rd week 1, 2 2 Project Report 2 Group 1500 words
30% 11th week 2, 3, 4 3 Take-home exam Individual 2 hours 40% Exam period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should be aware that considerable knowledge and skills will be taught at lectures and tutorials. Hence, students should attend all classes in order to pass the course.
Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailProject Report 1: this assessment asks each student to compare and evaluate project management methodologies or approaches. It will be expected that they report on the associated concepts, usage and benefits in respect to the nominated areas of study. The learning outcomes assessment will be based on how well the student displays their knowledge in respect to the more advanced project management concepts.
Project Report 2: this assignment will be centre around the use of nominated project management concepts such as quality and communications within an industry based scenario. The assessment will be a group based undertaking with students equally contributing to a comprehensive report that addresses the assignment requirements. The learning outcomes will be assessed on student ability to apply relevant project management concepts to the industry scenario that is under investigation in respect to facilitating for successful outcomes.
Examination: the examination paper will draw from topics raised within the course. It will place particular significance on the application of advanced project management methodologies and concepts in given situations. The assessment of learning outcomes will be via each student displaying their understanding in respect to the course topics and their application.
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