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PMGT3851: Project Management Capstone Project B

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 on a simulated four-month, 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 your decisions to key stakeholders and determine the impacts of your actions on multiple projects. Under the guidance of a senior project manager and their academic supervisor, students will be given direct feedback and techniques to increase efficiency and effectiveness. PM Capstone Project A and B provide an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area relevant to civil engineering. Students will generally work in groups, although planning and writing of reports will be done individually; i. e. , a separate report must be submitted by each student. 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 be preceded by PMGT3850 PM Capstone Project A, should cover the second half of the required project work. In particular, it should include completion of all components planned but not undertaken or completed in PMGT3850 PM Capstone Project A.

Code PMGT3851
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
[30 cp of 2000 or 3000 level units of study] AND PMGT3850

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. convey complex material accurately, informatively, and constructively for broadly defined objectives and audiences
  • LO4. demonstrate probing critical judgement regarding content requirements, issues, evidence, assumptions, and uncertainties within given theoretical and practical guidelines
  • LO5. interpret and make appropriate use of specialist language
  • LO6. contribute to development of a productive shared approach to project roles and responsibilities, and their alignment with project goals and strategy (consistent with relevant principles and practice)
  • LO7. use modelling tools and methods, as appropriate for assigned project objectives, with thorough understanding of assumptions and limitations involved
  • LO8. take initiative in furthering own PM professional development and engage with recommended PM knowledge sources, whether from PMI or other industry bodies.

Unit outlines

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