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FIT5057

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit focuses on a holistic approach to project management. It provides students with a high level of understanding of the processes of project management, as well as sound skills in use of project tools. Proficiency in using key tools and concepts could give students a significant competitive advantage in the market place. The content deals with: concepts and definitions; organising and staffing the project office and team; planning, scheduling techniques; cost control; risk management; contracts and procurement; etc. Case studies, articles of interest that may appear in current media, and students own work experiences with project management, will be discussed in the class to optimise the learning opportunity in the unit. After completing this unit students are eligible to sit the exam for PMP and CAPM organised by PMI (Melbourne Charter) at no additional cost to them (apart from the administrative fee for sitting the exam).

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • examine and describe the concepts, techniques, and decision tools available to project managers;
  • demonstrate the importance of strategy and prioritising for effective resource allocation and balancing a portfolio of projects;
  • assess and synthesise diverse information for an integrative project management;
  • create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Joze Kuzic

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in a post graduate course at Monash university to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

BUS5150, FIT5022, MBA9052, GCO5807

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5057/