Skip to main content
Unit of study_

PMGT5871: Project Process Planning and Control

Intensive July, 2021 [Block mode] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code PMGT5871
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Fatima Afzal,
Lecturer(s) Muhammad Bajwa,
Fatima Afzal,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Individual assignment
Students will create a project on MS project.
10% Week 01
Due date: 25 Jun 2021 at 23:59
1 week
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO5 LO3
Assignment group assignment Group assignment 1
30% Week 03
Due date: 05 Jul 2021 at 18:00
3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Skills-based evaluation Online Quiz
15% Week 03 40 min
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Individual assignment
Students will propose change control techniques for the given case study
10% Week 03
Due date: 09 Jul 2021 at 18:00
1 week
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO7 LO5 LO4 LO3
Assignment group assignment Group assignment 2
Students will plan an agile project in Jira
25% Week 05
Due date: 21 Jul 2021 at 18:00
2 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3
Participation Class Participation
Class participation includes contributions in online discussions.
10% Weekly During workshops
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

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 and contribution in online discussions on canvas

2- Individual Assignment 1 (worth: 10% of grade): Students will create a project on MS project. 

3- Group Assignment 1 (worth: 30% of grade): Students will work in groups to develop a project management plan for the given case study. 

4- Individual assignment 2 (worth 10% of grade): Students will create a control document for the case study used in group assignment 1

5- Group Assignment 2: (worth 25% of the grade): Students will plan an agile project in Jira 

6: Online Quiz 2 (worth: 15% of the grade): Students will take an online quiz in the final week of the course

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

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

For more information see


For more information see 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.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

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

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Day 1 Morning Session: Introduction to the course The planning process. Afternoon Session: Plan project Scope Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Day 2 Morning session: Plan Project Schedule Afternoon session: Plan project Cost Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5
Week 02 Day 3 Morning Session: Plan project Resources Afternoon Session: Project Planning using MS project Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO5 LO7
Day 4 Morning session: Plan Project Risk, communication and stakeholder engagement Afternoon session: Earned Value Management and project Control Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8
Week 04 Day 5 Morning Session: Planning Agile Projects Afternoon session: Agile Projects with Jira Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8
Day 6 Morning session: Planning Agile projects with Jira Afternoon Session: Planning Agile Projects with Jira Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Weekly Independent Study Independent study (36 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8

Attendance and class requirements

Study commitment: 

This unit of study is comprised of online learning and workshops. The workshop participation forms a significant component of the course and will demonstrate specific techniques discussed at a theoretical level in online learning. Workshop participants 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


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

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Changes made to suit Block mode


The University reserves the right to amend units of study or no longer offer certain units, including where there are low enrolment numbers.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.