This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain hands on, practical experience managing all aspects of a live project. It complements ENGG5205 Professional Practice in Project Management which introduces students to standard project management processes and key knowledge areas. Working in teams, students will be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge to the execution of a project under the guidance of a senior project management professional. The primary focus is on the execution, monitoring and control and closing process groups. Students will facilitate workshops on scoping and risk identification, and update the project plan in response to change requests or variations. They will be required to report and present on project status and to complete a post project review to identify lessons learned and improvements for future projects. Under the guidance of a senior project management professional, students will be guided through the lifecycle of a project and learn about real world practices and techniques. They will have time in most sessions to work on their assessment tasks whilst receiving guidance and immediate feedback on their progress. Effective project teamwork is fundamental to project performance and will be an important aspect of the subject. Working as part of a team, students select from a range of meaningful projects that will enhance the reputation of the project management profession and provide genuine value to the Faculty. Teams will be responsible for developing the key project management deliverables and executing the project, including the: project charter, scope statement and delivery approach; project schedule and project budget; project stakeholder and communication plan; project quality plan; status reports and sponsor updates; project control logs - assumptions, risks, decisions, change requests; and post implementation review. Students will deliver a presentation to sponsors and approval committees; facilitate workshops on scoping and risk identification; and prepare a change impact assessment in response to a change request or variation. Students will be required to present on project status each fortnight and to complete a post implementation review to identify lessons learned and improvements for future projects. Students will have time in most sessions to work on their assessment tasks whilst receiving guidance and immediate feedback on their progress.
Workshops, Seminars, E-learning
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