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ENGG5820: Applied Project Management

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.

Code ENGG5820
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. develop a project charter and scope statement for a small live project that covers scope inclusions and exclusions; assumptions; dependencies; constraints; milestones; high level risk assessment; high level cost and time estimates
  • LO2. develop an understanding of the application of project management knowledge through the production of project management deliverables and the execution of a team based project
  • LO3. design integrated change control processes and procedures to enable the effective management of baselines for scope, time and cost for a chosen case study
  • LO4. analyse and execute a real change request for a small live project including the development of a change impact assessment and revisions to project baselines
  • LO5. apply scoping concepts and critical thinking skills to the design of a project delivery approach for a small live project that is relevant to the objectives, scale and context of the chosen project
  • LO6. select and apply project management methods in the areas of quality management and risk management that are relevant to the scale and context of the chosen project
  • LO7. develop an understanding of the project communication and stakeholder management responsibilities of a project manager through the development of a project communication and stakeholder management plan
  • LO8. experience team work through the execution of a small live project, including an ability to deal with misunderstandings and conflict within the team to ensure the successful delivery of project outcomes
  • LO9. develop facilitation and communication skills by designing and executing project stakeholder workshops for project scoping and project risk identification
  • LO10. work effectively as a part of a project team including defining roles and responsibilities, as well as delegating and aligning work that is performed in order to deliver the project outcomes for a small live project
  • LO11. prepare a post implementation review by gathering and reflecting on lessons learned, making recommendations for the improvement of project delivery practices, and developing tailored information gathering surveys for major project stakeholders.