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FIT2002

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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

  • recognise and apply modern methods of project network representation and calculations;
  • recognise, interpret and understand basic financial statements using management accounting techniques;
  • recognise and understand special accounting techniques and issues relevant to projects;
  • analyse and evaluate a range of projects for decision making;
  • explain risk management, quality management and human resource management;
  • explain contract administration and contract law.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One 2-hour lecture
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • a minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

Prerequisites

Completion of at least 24 points of level one study or equivalent.

Prohibitions

AFW3043, BEW3640, BUS2176, CIV3205, CPE2006, CSE2203, GCO3807, GEG3104, GSE3003, FIT3086, MGW2700, MMS2203

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