This course examines project management across a range of disciplines including information technology, supply chain management and logistics and information management.
You will gain practical knowledge and build an understanding of project management tools, techniques and processes, while also appreciating the importance of effective project management skills across a wide range of industries. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop key project management processes and act as an active team member, project team leader or a manager of a small- to medium-sized project.
It also provides you with practical knowledge and understanding of project management processes based on the knowledge-base of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework and/or Projects In A Controlled Environment (PRINCE2) methodology.
Dr Kamrul Ahsan, Senior Lecturer - School of Business IT and Logistics
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Critically examine project management processes described by the PMBOK and/or PRINCE2;
- Use a range of tools and techniques to develop, monitor and control projects;
- Develop the scope of work for a self-contained project to address an organisational or client's need;
- Review the key knowledge areas of project management and devise a well-structured project plan; and
- Interpret information and communicate effectively within the team and employ professional and change management skills to successfully manage the project.
Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week teaching period. In most cases, assessment should follow a similar structure to the below:
- A short assessment may occur in the first couple of weeks, driven mostly by peer-assessment or objective feedback as is the case of a survey quiz or contribution to discussion.
- Assessments that occur mid-study period (approximately week 2 to 5) will have a highly formative purpose, like an extended case study or a scenario role play. These are intended to provide an indication of performance and occur at this time to enable positive changes to future performance.
- Final assessments are usually summative, and generally draw the course's threshold concepts together. Your previous assessments will have directly prepared you for a summative-style assessment.
Rich, online feedback will be provided to you throughout the teaching period on practical exercises and by individual consultation, ideally within five business days.
Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your RMIT Student Enrolment Advisor on 1300 701 171 for more information based on your particular circumstances.