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PMGT5889: Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control

This unit of study focuses on the integrated management of project scope, time and cost for effective control and delivery of projects. The scope of the subject matter includes delivering comprehensive theoretical knowledge and application skills in integrated management and control of cost and schedule in complex projects. By successful completion of this unit of study, students should achieve a clear understanding of the time and cost management and appropriate control measures in project development environments. Students should be able to: Discuss the project management trade-offs on balancing the triple-constraint; Explain the integrated cost and schedule control processes; Construct work breakdown structure (WBS) using given project information; Discuss scope monitoring and change control system; Produce networks diagrams for project scheduling; Apply critical path analysis (CPA) in network scheduling; Apply critical chain method in project scheduling; Estimate the project cost and duration; Apply resource scheduling techniques; Construct a timephased budget plan; Discuss cost monitoring and control processes; Undertake earned value analysis (EVA); and Undertake integrated cost and schedule control processes using project management software (Microsoft Project or Primavera)By the end of this unit of study, students should be able to: Undertake WBS exercises, CPA, EVA and tradeoff analysis using the given project information; Explain how the components of time and cost management interrelate; Explain in depth why integrated cost and schedule management are important to project management; and Analyse a project situation that involves time and cost management issues and apply a solution(s)

Details

Academic unit Project Management
Unit code PMGT5889
Unit name Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2021
Attendance mode Block mode
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

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

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Shahadat Uddin, shahadat.uddin@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Amela Peric , amela.peric@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Marianna Cheklin , marianna.cheklin@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Assignment 1: Start-up assignment
Group assignment focusing on project charter, WBS and estimating techniques
10% Week 06 4-6 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Mid semester online quiz
Online quiz focusing on topics covered in the first 6 weeks
20% Week 07 60 min
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12
Assignment group assignment Assignment 2: detailed application
Group assignment focusing on project planning (scope, cost, time, EVA).
30% Week 11 20-30 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO10 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5
Assignment Assignment 3
Individual assignment covering knowledge application and reflection.
40% Week 12 6-12 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO10 LO12 LO11
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Assignment 1: This is a team assignment. In this assignment students are expected to demonstrate your understanding of the following topics: project charter, WBS, estimating techniques
  • Mid-semester online quiz: Online quiz focusing on topics covered in lectures and tutorials.
  • Assignment 2: Students are expected to work in the same teams as Assignment 1. Based on your plan and structure outlined in the Assignment 1, you need to develop a more detailed project plan, covering the following elements: scope statement, detailed WBS, project schedule, reflecting proper sequencing and dependencies, time control processes, costs and estimates, earned value analysis setup, self-assessment and peer review, and group presentation
  • Assignment 3: In this assignment you are expected to demonstrate the knowledge you acquired in this subject by analysing a specificproject of your interest and answering a set of applied theory questions related to the covered topics. You are expected to reflect on your competencies before/after, development approach, you team experience and future development plans. The assignment consists of three parts: project analysis, applied theory questions and self reflection.

Individual group assessment marks will be adjusted based on peer reviews. SparkPlus tool will be used for this purpose.

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

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:

For every calendar day up to and including ten calendar days after the due date, a penalty of 5% of the maximum awardable marks will be applied to late work. The penalty will be calculated by first marking the work, and then subtracting 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date.

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

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, 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 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
Ongoing Independent study guided by the online content & lectures. You are expected to undertake 8-10 hours per week of independent study in addition to the workshops. Individual study (100 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12
Week 01 Online workshop covering scope, time and cost management topics Online class (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12
Week 07 Online workshop covering scope, time and cost management topics and application to practical situations. Online class (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12
Week 11 Application of theory to practical situations. Group presentations. Online class (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12

Attendance and class requirements

Study commitment: Online mode – This unit is delivered online, focusing on self-learning and supported with online sessions and blended teams. Block mode – This unit is delivered through three 8-hour day workshops. Students are required to prepare for each workshop by reviewing the material posted online.

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. estimate project cost and duration
  • LO2. construct work breakdown structure (WBS) using given project information
  • LO3. produce network diagrams for project scheduling
  • LO4. apply critical path analysis (CPA) in network scheduling
  • LO5. apply critical chain method in project scheduling
  • LO6. construct a time-phased budget plan using appropriate resource scheduling techniques
  • LO7. undertake earned value analysis (EVA)
  • LO8. discuss scope monitoring and change control system
  • LO9. explain the integrated cost and schedule control processes and how the components of time and cost management interrelate
  • LO10. undertake integrated cost and schedule control processes using project management software (Microsoft Project or Primavera)
  • LO11. analyse a project situation that involves time and cost management issues and apply a solution(s)
  • LO12. discuss the project management trade-offs on balancing the triple-constraint.

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
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Minor changes made to the outline to align it with the new session. Also, a note added that the peer reviews will have impact on the group assignment marks for individuals.

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