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INFS6071: Project Management in Business

This unit introduces students to the foundations of project management in business contexts. It provides an overview and practical understanding of different project management approaches, ranging from structured frameworks such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to light-weight techniques such as Agile or Lean Management. Students learn how to select appropriate projects based on their alignment with an organisation's strategy and then how to manage those projects successfully from initiation through execution to completion. The unit explores both the technical and behavioural aspects of project management and students gain experience in critically analysing the application of techniques in specific business contexts. As organisations increasingly structure their activities on a project basis, the unit is of value to a range of discipline specialisations.

Code INFS6071
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) knowledge areas for project management planning
  • LO2. Create a project plan applying relevant project management techniques
  • LO3. Conceptualise factors affecting the team processes in projects and critically analyse your assumptions for managing projects
  • LO4. Recognise the key strengths and weaknesses of alternative project management methodologies
  • LO5. Recognise the differences between formal and adaptive project management
  • LO6. Engage in active learning and team collaboration of case studies to identify and critically assess project challenges, success factors and the applicability of formal Project management frameworks

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.