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PMGT3850: Project Management Capstone Project A

In this intensive PM capstone project, students are required to apply all of the skills necessary to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project. Working as part of a team mid-sized, high-priority project, student will be responsible for developing the key project management deliverables, including the project charter, project plan, change control process, status reports and post-project reviews. Students will facilitate meetings, update the project plan with actuals and changes, present status to management, justify decisions to key stakeholders and determine the impacts of their actions on the project. Under the guidance of a project professional and their academic supervisor, students will be given direct feedback towards achieving project goals. PM Capstone Project A and B provide an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area relevant to project management. Students will generally work in groups, although assessment components such as reflective reports and participation are marked individually. Only in exceptional circumstances and by approval of PM Capstone Project course coordinator and the relevant academic supervisor concerned will a student be permitted to undertake a project individually. PM Capstone Project is spread over a whole year, in two successive Units of Study of 6 credits points each, PM Capstone Project A (PMGT3850) and PM Capstone Project B (PMGT3851). This particular unit of study, which must precede PMGT3851 PM Capstone Project B, should cover the first half of the work required for a complete 'final year' project. In particular, it should include almost all project planning, a major proportion of the necessary background research, and a significant proportion of the investigative or design work required of the project.

Code PMGT3850
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
[24 cp of 2000 or 3000 level units of study]

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

  • LO1. Describe the approach you are taking to deliver a real-world project, in order to gain buy-in from your team and project stakeholders
  • LO2. Demonstrate your ability to plan, design and implement a project in a structured manner, working in an independent study mode
  • LO3. Apply key project methodology, including defining and managing the scope of the project, setting up the project governance, establishing the project schedule, and managing risks and issues.
  • LO4. Measure the success of the project in delivering the promised outcomes and benefits
  • LO5. Work collaboratively with your team, embracing cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • LO6. Display professional attitude, including an ability to self-reflect and adapt
  • LO7. Contribute to innovation and creativity in your team to come up with new solutions
  • LO8. Manage the relationships with stakeholders, the Capstone directors and the client in a professional way