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ENGG2855: Project Acceptance

Project Acceptance offers a specific, succinct, step-by-step project quality management process. It offers an immediate hands-on capability to improve project implementation and customer satisfaction in any project domain and will help maintain cost and schedule constraints to ensure a quality project. This unit introduces tools and techniques that implement the general methods defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Third Edition (PMBOK) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and augment those methods with more detailed, hands-on procedures that have been proven through actual practice. This unit is aimed at providing students an explicit step-by-step quality management process, along with a coherent set of quality tools organised and explained according to their application within this process that can be applied immediately in any project context. It further introduces a Wheel of Quality that codifies in one complete image the contributing elements of contemporary quality management. It also help in understanding the process for establishing a new quality tool, the pillar diagram, that provides a needed capability to identify root causes of undesirable effects.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code ENGG2855
Unit name Project Acceptance
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Kenneth Chung, ken.chung@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Ken Cameron , kenneth.cameron@sydney.edu.au
Administrative staff Natalie Chan
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam Exam
End of semester examination - Take Home exam through Canvas
30% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Participation group assignment In-Class Participation
N/A
10% Multiple weeks Individual participation in class
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Tutorial quiz Pre-workshop Quiz
10% Multiple weeks Online quiz on weekly readings
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Participation Online Discussion
10% Multiple weeks Participation to online discussion forum
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment group assignment Group Assignment
30% Multiple weeks Group assignment draft submission
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Presentation group assignment Team Presentation
10% Week 13 Team presentation at the end of semester
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Team Presentation: Individuals are required to actively participate in a team presentation towards the end of the semester. Participation refers to the contribution made by individuals and the level of team collaboration in presenting their project
  • Pre-workshop Quiz: Individuals are required to complete the weekly readings and attempt an on-line quiz prior to the weekly workshop. The quiz is designed to review your understanding of the weekly reading material prior to attending the workshop
  • In-Class Participation: In-class assessment refers to the time and effort each individual contributes to shared learning activities in class. For example, individual contributions made during simulation-based learning activities. The more your constructively contribute to in-class activities the better your mark, thus, the better your learning
  • Group Assignment: Students are required to submit a draft of their group assignment in week 8 to enable feedback. You will be given a preliminary working mark. This will give you the opportunity to revise and improve your assignment prior to final submission. In Week 12 you will be required to present your Executive Summary, prior to the Group Presentation in Week 13. The final assignment is to be submitted at the end of Week 13

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction: Project acceptance from a holistic systems perspective Workshop (2 hr)  
Introduction: Project acceptance from a holistic systems perspective Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 02 Management of projects ethos as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Management of projects ethos as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 03 Implementing strategy through projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Implementing strategy through projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 04 Creating institutional project relations as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Creating institutional project relations as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 05 Collective leadership: achieving a shared sense of identity as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Collective leadership: achieving a shared sense of identity as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 06 Exploration and innovation in projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Exploration and innovation in projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 07 Stakeholder dynamics and influence as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Stakeholder dynamics and influence as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 08 Early warning signs as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies; Workshop (2 hr)  
Early warning signs as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies; Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 09 Strategic decision-making and uncertainty as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Strategic decision-making and uncertainty as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 10 Cognitive biases and quality control as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Cognitive biases and quality control as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 11 Governance, trust and ethics as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Governance, trust and ethics as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 12 Optimizing sponsor value as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr)  
Optimizing sponsor value as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 13 Revision Workshop (2 hr)  
Revision Independent study (8 hr) LO1

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. construct a feasibility study for a project to determine acceptance of the project by the Board/Sponsor
  • LO2. define, prioritise and review success criteria (measurement)
  • LO3. define, prioritise and determine benefits, requirements and acceptance criteria
  • LO4. develop a benefits realisation strategy
  • LO5. assess and develop conditions necessary for achievement of project objective
  • LO6. initiate, manage, close and evaluate project phases
  • LO7. plan, organise and validate the achievement of project outcomes
  • LO8. deliver results and gain and document acceptance.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No significant changes have been made since this unit was last offered

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