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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 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)

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 successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

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

Assessment

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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(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 8 hours independent study per week for completing tutorial and project work, private study and revision.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites

FIT5057 or MBA9052

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