Faculty of Information Technology
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
|Faculty||Faculty of Information Technology|
|Offered||Caulfield First semester 2015 (Day)|
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Online)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of processes involved in successfully managing medium to large scale projects undertaken by organisations operating within various industry sectors. Even though, this unit makes references to projects common to the information technology industry, the principles are equally applied to non-IT related projects. Examples and mini-cases illustrating project management issues experienced by various sectors (e.g. construction, business, defence) are cited. Typical topics include the project life cycle, problem definition, project evaluation, high and low level planning using such techniques as networking, gantt charts and resource levelling, team building and people management, contract management, ethical and security issues, project monitoring and control, reporting and communication, termination and assessment.
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:
(c.) Additional requirements (all students):
See also Unit timetable information
Completion of at least 24 points of level one study or equivalent.