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Course Description
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This course description complies with the course outline authorised by Curriculum Committee.
School: Federation Business School
Course Title: Project Management
Course Code: BSMAN3005
Teaching Location: Kangan Institute
Credit Points: 15
Semester, Year: Semester 1, 2015
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Corequisite(s): Nil
Exclusion(s): Nil
ASCED Code: 080315
Program Level:
Level of course in Program AQF Level(s) of Program
5
6
7
8
9
10
Introductory
Intermediate
Advanced
X
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Organisation:
Staff
Prescribed Text
This course will be conducted on the presumption that students have a copy of:
Larson, Honig, Gray, Dantin & Baccarini (2014). Project Management: The managerial process. (1st ed.). North Ryde, Australia: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 9781743071809.
Student Responsibility
It is the responsibility of every student to be aware of the requirements for this course, and understand the specific details included in this document.
For full details of programs and school procedures, please refer to the Federation Business School Programs Handbook available at http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-business-school/student-resources/continuing-students/timetables
Students should be aware of the content of the handbook, particularly:
? Special Consideration process and forms
? Assignment Coversheet
? Submission of tasks and assignments
? Grading codes
? Appeal process
? Unsatisfactory progress – Early Intervention
It is emphasised that this course requires a significant commitment outside of formal class contact. The learning tasks in this course may include classes (lectures, tutorials or seminars), required reading, the preparation of answers to set questions, exercises and problems, and self-study. In addition, students may be required to complete an assignment, test or examination.
The table below is an example of the suggested time allocations for this course.
Classes
3 hours per topic
36 hours
Reading
2 hours per topic
24 hours
Preparation of set questions, exercises and problems
4 hours per topic
48 hours
Preparation of assignment
20 hours
Study and revision for test and end of semester examination
22 hours
TOTAL
150 hours
Attendance and Participation
It is in students? interest to make every effort to attend all the classes for this course and to complete all preparatory and assessment tasks. It is our experience that those students who do not attend class or carry out the associated activities are more likely to do poorly or to fail the course completely.
Lecturer Details Tutor Details (if relevant)
Name
Atila Akdeniz
Email Contact
a.akdeniz@federation.edu.au Best for Communicating
Office Location & Campus
Building B, Room B112
Phone Contact
9098 5901
Consultation Hours
3.00 pm – 9.00 pm by appointment
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Late Submission
Assessment tasks submitted after the due date, without prior approval/arrangement, will be penalised at 10% of the available marks per day. Requests for extension of time must be made with the lecturer concerned and based on Special Consideration guidelines http://policy.federation.edu.au/student_services_and_administration/enrolment/special_consideration/ch01.php
Moderation of Results
Moderation refers to the practice of quality assurance of assessable tasks and marking carried out at any of the School?s Partner Providers? locations. Moderation addresses the interests of students, staff, the School?s partners and external stakeholders. Moderation seeks to ensure that:
? Good practice in assessment is being applied consistently across the institution and its programs;
? Student performance is being properly, fairly and consistently judged for all students undertaking the same course of study; and
? Standards expected of, and achieved by, students are appropriate, reliable and comparable to good practice at the University and nationally.
Standardisation of assessment may result in a student?s mark being amended. This is your guarantee that your results are comparable to Federation University results in all locations.
Course Evaluation We welcome feedback as one way to keep improving this course. Students are encouraged to provide course feedback through eVALUate, the University?s online student feedback system. eVALUate will be available to students during Weeks 10 and 11 by the Student Survey dashboard system using FedUni student user names and passwords.
Moodle
Moodle is used to host course resources for all courses. Students can download lecture and tutorial notes to support class participation. Students login to Moodle at https://moodle.federation.edu.au/login/index.php
Generally, assessments are submitted online through Moodle. Should you need assistance, please use the available resources and support through the drop-down menus in Moodle.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own without properly acknowledging that person.
Students must not allow other students to copy their work and must take care to safeguard against this happening. In cases of copying, normally all students involved will be penalised equally; an exception will be if the student can demonstrate the work is their own and they took reasonable care to safeguard against copying.
Plagiarism is a serious offence. Please refer to the following documents:
? Statute 6.1: Student Discipline
? Regulation 6.1: Student Discipline
? Regulation 6.1.1: Plagiarism
Adopted Reference Style:
APA
The link to the library website for more information is: FedUni Library – Referencing
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Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge
K1. Understand Project Management theory, relative to PMBOK, and understand how those underpinning discipline principles are applied within an organisational context.
K2. Understand the application of Project Management knowledge to facilitate the implementation of new knowledge and skills within a business/management environment.
K3. Analyse, evaluate and apply critical thinking to Project Management concepts enabling further opportunities to facilitate obtaining new knowledge in this field.
K4. Recognise how Project Management is applied within the global business environment.
Skills
S1. Analyse organisational problems, undertake appropriate research, and develop innovative Project Management strategies which manage the triple constraints of time, cost and scope.
S2. Develop an appropriate project plan, and schedule, inclusive of financials and resources using Microsoft Project, or other applicable software.
S3. Prepare Project Management reports and/or presentations
Application of knowledge and skills
Using the skills and knowledge acquired during this course, students should be able to:
A1. Use initiative and judgement in implementing Project Management planning processes within an applied workplace environment.
A2. Adapt Project Management knowledge and skills to suit different organisational needs and show well developed judgement in managing the required processes.
A3. Present the results of project analysis and planning in a brief/proposal/report with confidence and autonomy, using professional judgement.
Course Content:
This course describes the skills, knowledge and values required to develop an understanding of the project management environment. In particular, the course deals with planning, project integration management including project lifecycle, the relationship between basic business strategies and projects, project selection techniques, human resource management including team development and staff acquisition for projects; tools and techniques of project management including scope, time, scheduling, quality, cost and risk management, and utilisation of project management software.
Values:
This course will help students develop values and attributes that will enable them to:
? Drive the application of project management strategies to deliver organisational goals
? Engage stakeholders through inclusive communication and problem solving when producing and managing project plans.
? Promote the appropriate application of available project management processes within different organisational environments
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Learning Tasks and Assessment:
At the University a PASS is usually achieved at 50%. For courses listed below, a mark of at least 40% in the examination must additionally be achieved.
BUACC1506, BUACC1507, BUACC1521, BUEBU1501, BUECO1507, BUECO1508, BUENT1531, BUHRM1501, BULAW1502, BULAW1503, BUMGT1501, BUMKT1501, BUMKT1503, BUTSM1501, BUTSM1502, BUACC5901, BUACC5930, BUACC5937, BUECO5903, BUHRM5912, BULAW5911, BULAW5914, BULAW5915, BUMGT5921, BUMKT5901, BUMKT5922.
Students are strongly advised to attempt ALL assessment tasks. Students who do not submit a task(s) or fail a task(s) in the semester will be identified as a „student at risk? of unsatisfactory academic progress (outlined in the School Handbooks) and will be directed to the School?s Intervention Program. Students who encounter difficulties or who are otherwise concerned regarding their progress should consult their lecturer.
Assessment criteria set out the details by which performance in each task will be judged. This information will give a clear and explicit understanding of the expected standards to be achieved relative to the marks awarded.
Learning outcomes assessed
Assessment Task
Assessment
Type
Weighting
Week Due
1.
K1, K2, K3, S1, S3,
A1, A2, A3
Project Charter:
Individual assessment in which students apply project management knowledge and skills to an organisational problem, or project management scenario, and present appropriate documentation.
Individual report
30%
Week 5
2.
K1, K2, K3,
S1, S2, S3, A1, A2, A3
Project Management Plan:
Group assessment in which students apply project management knowledge and skills to a project management scenario and present appropriate documentation.
Group report
40%
Week 12
3.
K1, K2, K3, K4, S1,
A2
Final Exam:
Invigilated examination in which students demonstrate applied understanding of the fundamentals and theories learnt through workshops, online discussions, readings and assessments.
Exam
30%
TBA
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Assessment Task 1: Project Charter
1) Assessment Details
You are to develop a Project Charter (long version), identifying a need for change within your business, and develop the components required to “sell” the project, including any resources to deliver the proposed change, to senior management in your business.
2) Criteria used to grade this task
The Project Charter should clearly identify the strategic change proposed, expected outcomes, key milestones and deliverables. Detailed marking criteria can be found in the Marking Guides section of this course description.
3) Task Assessor
Lecturer.
4) Suggested time to devote to this task
A suggested minimum of about 16 hours outside of class time.
5) Submission details
The individual report is expected to be submitted via Moodle by the date noted in Moodle, the end of week 5.
6) Feedback and return of work
Assessment sheet with detailed marks will be provided to students via Moodle, by week 7.
Assessment Task 2: Group Project Management Plan
1) Assessment Details
In a team consisting of 3 – 4 members, select a project charter from assessment task 1, and prepare a Project Management Plan. If the group cannot agree on a suitable project, please contact the lecturer as soon as possible.
2) Criteria used to grade this task
The Project Management Plan should clearly identify the strategic change proposed, expected outcomes, key milestones and deliverables, and prepare the first status report for the project. The group will present a summary of the project management plan and status report to the class. The group activity will be marked both on content and delivery. Detailed marking criteria can be found in the Marking Guides section of this course description.
3) Task Assessor
Lecturer.
4) Suggested time to devote to this task
A suggested minimum of about 20 hours outside of class time per student.
5) Submission details
The group report is expected to be submitted via Moodle by the date noted in Moodle, the end of week 12.
6) Feedback and return of work
Assessment sheet with detailed marks will be provided to students via Moodle, prior to the final exam.
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Assessment Task 3: Final Exam
1) Assessment Details
The exam is a partially sighted, closed-book exam of 2 ½ hours duration. By partially sighted it is meant that students are provided the exam case study, seven (7) days before the exam date. Students should take the opportunity to identify the project management theory that may relate to the case study, and prepare appropriately.
Do not bring marked copies of the case study with you to the exam – a clean copy will be supplied with the exam paper.
Besides the case study, short answer questions covering key concepts will also require a response.
2) Criteria used to grade this task
Mark allocation and format will be specified on the examination paper itself, and a sample exam will be provided at the final workshop.
3) Task Assessor
Lecturer.
4) Suggested time to devote to this task
A suggested minimum of about 30 hours of revision time.
5) Submission details
The examination will be held during the exam period following the end of the semester. Normal exam conditions will apply.
6) Feedback and return of work
Assessment sheet with detailed marks will be provided to students via Moodle, 2 weeks after the exam.
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Sequence:
As semesters and contact hours vary between teaching locations, delivery is usually scheduled across three hours a week for 12 weeks. As the University offers many programs in a variety of formats please contact local lecturers for further information about the schedule.
Please note that the sequence and content of lectures and tutorials may need to be changed and the following information should be used as a guide only.
Week and Seminar Topic Text Reading Additional Reading Activities and Assessment Tasks
Week 1
Course Overview and Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 1
Additional readings available in Moodle
Individual Project Charter due by the end of week 5.
Week 2
Project Selection
Chapter 2
Week 3
Organization: Structure and Culture
Chapter 3
Week 4
Defining the Project
Chapter 4
Week 5
Estimating Project Time and Costs
Chapter 5
Week 6
Developing a project plan
Chapter 6
Group Project Management Plan due by end of week 12
Week 7
Managing Risk
Chapter 7
Week 8
Scheduling Resources/ Costs and Reducing project duration
Chapters 8 and 9
Week 9
Project Leadership and Managing Teams
Chapters 10 and 11
Week10
Outsourcing
Chapter 12
Week 11
Monitoring Progress and Closure
Chapters 13 and 14
Week 12
Revision
All Chapters
Exam
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Additional Resources:
Books
Cleland, D. I. & Ireland, L. R. (2007). Project management: Strategic design and implementation. New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 0-07-147160-2
Kerzner, H. (2006). Project management – A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling (9th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-471-74187-6
Marchewka, J. (2006). Information technology project management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 658. ISBN: 0-471-71539-5
Meredith, J. R. & Mantel, S. J. (2006). Project management: A managerial approach (6th ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-471-71537-9
Pinto, J. K. (2007). Project management: Achieving competitive advantage. New Jersey: Pearson / Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-009233-9
Project Management Institute. (2004). A guide to the project management body of knowledge – PMBOK guide (3rd ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI. ISBN: 193069945X
Schwalbe, K. (2007). Information technology project management (5th ed.). Cambridge, MA: Course Technology. ISBN: 9781423901457
Wysocki, R. K. (2007). Effective project management: Traditional, adaptive, extreme (4th ed.). Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing Inc. ISBN: 0-407-04261-8
Websites
Project Management Institute: http://www.pmi.org
ALL PM: http://www.allpm.com
4PML: http://www.4pm.com
PMBoulevard: http://www.pmboulevard.com
The Project Management Center: http://www.infogoal.com/pmc
MS Project Help: http://www.microsoft.com/project
The link to the library website for more information is:
http://www.federation.edu.au/current-students/assistance,-support-and-services/academic-support/learning-and-study/resources/general-guide-for-the-presentation-of-academic-work
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Marking Guides/Rubrics:
Assessment Task 1 Feedback:
Individual Report: Project Charter
Assessment Criteria
Comments
Mark
Report content and structure
(3 Marks)
Background, business needs, and reasons for doing the project clearly defined.
(3 Marks)
Project well described including objectives and success criteria.
(4 Marks)
Assumptions and constraints identified & explained.
(3 Marks)
Detail of risk assessment and appropriate application of risk analysis to project selection
(4 Marks)
Clear high level deliverables & milestones outlined
(4 Marks)
Appropriate schedule estimates
(3 Marks)
Quality and accuracy of financial analysis
(3 Marks)
In-text references and reference list
(3 Marks)
Total Marks
(30 Marks) [20 marks]
Comments
Lecturer
Date
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Assessment Task 2 Feedback:
Group Report: Project Management Plan
Assessment Criteria
Comments
Mark
Report content, structure and general presentation
(5 Marks)
Quality of project scoping section
(5 Marks)
Appropriately detailed work breakdown structure
(5 Marks)
Network diagram showing sequence, dependencies and lag times.
(4 Marks)
Appropriate use of MS Project, or alternative, to develop project schedule, with demonstrated resource application
(4 Marks)
Detail of summary budget and appropriate application of financials to managing project outcomes.
(4 Marks)
Detail of risk assessment and appropriate application of risk analysis to managing project outcomes
(5 Marks)
Appropriate level of Communication management, with key stakeholders identified
(4 Marks)
Appropriate status report, including deliverables and performance against schedule and budget.
(2 Marks)
In-text references and reference list
(2 Marks)
Total Marks
(40 Marks) [20 marks]
Comments
Lecturer
Date

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