|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject covers management of information technology projects and leading project teams and associated change management roles, tasks and processes. Topics include the project life cycle, project tasks and deliverables, project scheduling, critical path analysis, resource levelling, risk management, quality assurance and project delivery including post implementation reviews. The limits of projects as change agents will also be covered.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Identification of requirements, functional and non-functional, for a project
- Development of detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets, estimate project resources, allocate/coordinate resources, and describe interface with management
- Application of tools and techniques of project planning and management, possibly including the use of project management software
- Identification, and evaluation of risks associated with projects
- Description of the human and organizational implications of change and explanation of the organizational change process and the limitations of projects as change agents
- Description of ways of overcoming resistance and handling politics
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Have in-depth knowledge of a specialist area through exposure and study of project management areas of knowledge
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities problem-solving and communication through the writing of project analyses
- Team-work, through working on a group project
- Report-writing skills
- Presentation skills.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|SWEN90016||Software Processes and Management||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- One group based planning report (35%) with 3-4 group members of approximately 5000 words due in week 7, requiring approximately 48-52 hours per student (35%). Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 4 are addressed in the planning report.
- One individual critical analysis report of a project case scenario (25%) of approximately 1300 words in due in week 11, requiring approximately 32-37 hours per student (25%). Addresses ILOs 3 to 6 are addressed in the critical analysis report.
- One written 2 hour written closed book end of semester examination (40%). ILOs 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are addressed in the examination. The examination is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to pass the subject.
Hurdle Requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain:
- at least 50% of the marks available for the non-examination based assessment
- at least 50% of the marks available for the examination
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Antonette Mendoza Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Semester 1 and 2: 36 hours, comprising of one 3 hour seminar per week. Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Antonette Mendoza Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Semester 1 and 2: 36 hours, comprising of one 3 hour seminar per week. Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered in 3 hour classes, with each class containing: a lecture presentation, collaborative discussion and activities, and self-study of research related articles.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to lecture slides and tutorial worksheets. The following textbooks has been prescribed:
- Meredith, Jack R. and Mantel, Samuel J. Project management : a managerial approach / Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel, Jr Wiley, New York : 2008
- Marchewka, Jack T. Information technology project management. Wiley, 2009.
This subject is relevant to students pursuing project management roles in industry as well as IT professionals in general. Students will be discussing challenges in the practice of management projects. Real world cases of organizations attempting to manage their projects will form the background of some lectures. Industry practitioners will be invited to present their experiences to students.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Philosophy - Engineering Course Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Geographic Information Technology Course Master of Spatial Information Science Course Ph.D.- Engineering Specialisation (formal) Software with Business Major Computer Science
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.