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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 Civil Engineering
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. prepare planning contributions for complex large-scale projects that are credible, transparent and complete; including project strategy, scope, business case, and assessment of time, costs, risks and probabilities
  • LO2. develop and implement effective control and response mechanisms for specific aspects of project contracting, procurement, quality control and progress management, with due regard for overall project goals, dependencies and business value; includes handling of minor variations
  • LO3. select and use appropriate modelling tools and methods for assigned project objectives, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the assumptions and limitations involved
  • LO4. contribute to the development of a productive shared approach to project roles and responsibilities and their alignment with project goals and strategy, as consistent with relevant principles and practice
  • LO5. convey complex material accurately, informatively and constructively for broadly defined objectives and audiences
  • LO6. demonstrate probing critical judgment regarding content requirements, issues, evidence, assumptions and uncertainties, within given theoretical and practical guidelines
  • LO7. reliably interpret and make appropriate use of specialist language
  • LO8. take initiative in furthering own project management professional development and engage with recommended project management knowledge sources, whether from PMI or other industry bodies.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.