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FIT5194

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit together with FIT5057 provides a holistic approach to project management. The emphasis of this unit is on theoretical foundation of project management in global environment, and adequate level of understanding of skills necessary for people to be involved in and managing projects globally. The practical exercises and relevant case studies will familiarize students with as many of current issues/problems/solutions as possible, and thus increase their ability to recognize the potential pitfalls in managing projects globally and provide appropriate solutions for them.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • examine and describe the theories and concepts of program and portfolio project management;
  • assess and synthesise diverse information regarding the ways of achieving maturity in global project management;
  • evaluate innovative ideas and strategies in managing global projects;
  • demonstrate the importance of software methodologies in creating and managing project data base;
  • develop professional/personal skills - team work, leadership, ethical behaviour, analytical skills, including lateral problem solving and critical thinking.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

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Prerequisites

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