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BX2077 - Project Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2013
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 planning a project utilising project software tools and terminating a project.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise and apply the key concepts, processes, and fundamentals used in project management;
  • illustrate the benefits and limitations of implementing project management theories in business;
  • apply software & relevant project management tools and techniques, and to real world business problems;
  • discuss the influence of PMBOK methodology in real applications of project management.

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.
Prerequisites: 18 CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2007 MG2758 MG3758

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Mr Roy Wybrow
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); online quiz (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coord/Lect: Mr Roy Wybrow.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); online quiz (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coord/Lect: Mr Roy Wybrow.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); online quiz (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 14-Nov-2013
Coordinator: Mr Roy Wybrow
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); online quiz (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 15-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Mr Roy Wybrow
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); online quiz (20%).

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.