Critical to effective project management is evidence-based decision-making, which materialises from the analysis of reliable data and utilisation of appropriate information management systems.

This course will develop the skills to enable you to systematically evaluate and determine the information and communication needs of diverse medium- to large-scale projects, and to manage these needs through information management planning. You?ll assess diverse information requirements for projects, select and employ appropriate technologies to fulfil those requirements.

Furthermore, you will become skilled in the use of information and communication technologies—including online collaboration tools—to enable the management of complex information generated through the project lifecycle. You will also develop the skills required to analyse quantitative and qualitative project data, and to identify trends and needs so as to address the different information requirements of project stakeholders.

 

Course coordinator

Dr Christina Scott-Young, Senior Lecturer - School of Property, Construction and Project Management

Course objectives

  • Analyse, synthesise and apply complex project management theory to address industry issues, and implement new directions in project management;
  • Professionally communicate your ideas and strategy, justifying decision-making to diverse project management and organisational stakeholders;
  • Employ your knowledge of project management theory and recent industry developments to identify problems, and formulate solutions that respond to the diverse needs of project stakeholders; and
  • Apply appropriate research methods, tools and technical skills to plan, implement and evaluate projects that contribute to the profession and the field of knowledge in the discipline.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate the data produced through a project lifecycle to formulate a project strategy that meets the information and communication requirements of a project;
  • Utilise specialised information and communication technologies to address the information management requirements of project stakeholders;
  • Justify the selection and application of specialised communication tools and technology to support the information needs of a project; and
  • Create and develop an information management plan to enable effective and timely decision-making and project management.

Assessment

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.