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BU2007 - Project Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject addresses project management from a management perspective. The subject deals with the basic nature of managing projects, the advantages and disadvantages of project management, and covers the problems of selecting projects, initiating them, operating and controlling them. The subject discusses the demands made on project managers and the nature of manager's interaction with stakeholders and the ethical issues faced by project managers. Further, the subject covers the issues associated with terminating a project.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the key concepts, processes, and fundamentals used in project management;
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of real applications of project management;
  • Grasp the benefits and limitations of implementing project management theories in business;
  • Gain experience in the use of software for project management; and apply project management techniques to real world problems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2758 AND MG3758

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (25%); project progress assessment (25%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: Mr Roy Wybrow.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (25%); project progress assessment (25%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 15-Apr-2010
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (25%); project progress assessment (25%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 09-Dec-2010
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux, Mr Roy Wybrow
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (25%); project progress assessment (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.