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Unit of study_

PMGT5871: Project Process Planning and Control

This unit of study teaches fundamental theory and practice of project planning and control. Project planning and control are the key processes in project management, which moves the project from initiation through all its phases to a successful conclusion. Project planning refers to planning of time, cost and resources adequately to estimate the work needed and to effectively manage risk in a project.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code PMGT5871
Unit name Project Process Planning and Control
Session, year
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Intensive July, 2020
Attendance mode Block mode
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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PMGT6871
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Fatima Afzal, fatima.afzal@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Fahim Ullah , fahim.ullah@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Individual assignment
Research task on a topic chosen by students
40% Week 02
Due date: 17 Jul 2020
2 week
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment group assignment Group assignment
40% Week 03
Due date: 24 Jul 2020
3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Participation Class Participation
Participation in problem-solving activities scheduled within the workshops
6% Weekly During workshops
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5
Participation Online discussion
Contribution in online discussions on canvas
4% Weekly 10 min
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5
Skills based evaluation Online Quizzes
10% Weekly 10 min
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
group assignment = group assignment ?

This unit of study has assessment tasks. 

1- Class participation (worth:10% of grade): Class participation includes regular attendance in classes and regular participation in the problem-solving sessions scheduled within the workshop (6%) and contribution in online discussions on canvas (4%)

2- Weekly online quizzes(worth 10% of grade): Students will do an online quiz each week based on the videos embedded in each week module.

3- Individual Assignment(worth: 40% of grade): Students will write a short written report based on a research activity on a topic assigned in lectures.

4- Group Assignment(worth: 40% of grade): Students will work in groups of 4-5 to prepare a project management plan for a given case study.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late submissions will incur a penalty of 10% per day for up to 7 days starting directly after the cut off time. This means 5% will be deducted even if submitted on the due day but after the cut-off time. After one week, assessments will no longer be marked and receive a 0 mark.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Day 1 Morning Session: Introduction to the course The planning process; Afternoon Session: Develop a project management plan Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Day 2 Morning session: Plan Project Scope; Afternoon session: Plan Project Schedule Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5
Week 02 Day 3 Morning Session: Project planning using MS project part 1; Afternoon Session: Project Planning using MS project part 2 Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO5
Day 5 Morning Session: Plan project Risk; Afternoon session: Plan project stakeholder engagement and communication Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO8
Week 03 Day 4 Morning session: Plan Project Cost; Afternoon session: Plan Project Human Resources and Procurement Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5 LO8
Day 6 Morning session: Earned Value Management; Afternoon Session: Project Control Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO5 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

Study commitment: 

This unit of study is comprised of online learning and workshops. The workshops participation forms a significant component of the course and will demonstrate specific techniques discussed at a theoretical level in online learning. Workshop participation will include case study reviews, discussions, and some problem-solving exercises carried out individually or in groups. These sessions will also introduce students to the team based nature of projects, and provide opportunities for small group problem solving and discussion, based around case studies and model problems arising from realistic technical and business scenarios.

Attendance requirement

Students who fail to attend more than 3 workshops without prior approval will fail the course.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Manage the interfaces and synergies between different components of project such as time,resources and cost
  • LO2. Develop Project scope and work breakdown structure
  • LO3. Make detailed time schedules using alternate formats, including precedence diagram and Gantt chart
  • LO4. Develop stakeholder engagement and communications plan
  • LO5. Develop a project plan and get agreement on it
  • LO6. Define project performance and control cycle.
  • LO7. Develop human resources and procurement plan
  • LO8. Develop project cost and risk register

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
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