Virtual lectures will provide a framework of the lessons and learning objects, to enable the student to approach study with a basic appreciation and understanding of the concepts propounded.
This unit may be taught in a variety of modes including online, distance and blended modes. Delivery of this unit may be through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and online.
This unit may be studied using different combinations of the following learning resources and activities to form a flexible learning approach for each student. Students may choose a combination that suits their location, timing, work commitments and style of learning, from the following resources:It is expected that students undertaking this unit will be involved in their own current project, or a project within their business or organisation. Students will be required to reflect on different aspects of the organisation and projects within the organisation.
Unit outline in print, online learning resources, electronic resources, electronic synchronous or asynchronous discussions, individual email communication or telephone consultation, and the possible use of “Second Life” for online lectures and tutorials and student presentations and communication.
Assessment will be a combination of assignments, case study reports; and/or discussion thread participation. A typical example would be:
- Assignment 1 – theoretical frameworks 20 - 40%
- Assignment 2 – project management skills 20 - 40%
- Assignment 3 – change management project a 20 - 40%
During this unit students will receive feedback on the following key generic skills:
§ teamwork skills,
§ problem solving skills,
§ communications skills,
1. Students are introduced to portfolio and program management, specifically how to manage organisational projects.
2. Students will address the following in developing their understand the theory of the project organisation:
· What is a project organisation?
· What is the organisational culture?
· This has implications for:
o Stakeholder management
o Project team management
o Assessing human and social capital framed within the context of the organisation and the project – availability of resources within the organisation. Balance between the functional areas and project teams
3. Organisational culture and project management behaviours
4. Risk Management in various contexts
5. Communication skills and strategies
6. PMBOK skills sets – particular emphasis is given to developing an understanding of competitive IT advantage, project management risk, quality management, project scope, estimating, closure, and evaluation.
7. Implementation and change within the organisation
8. Governance and practice within the code of ethics both for the organisation and project manager