INMT2232 Project Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Management major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
Projects are an integral part of the landscape of management, both in Australia and internationally. They are used to coordinate organisational change and manage major investments. Knowledge of project management is essential for a business graduate in today's working environment. This unit is a first course in project management, introducing students to the established techniques employed in managing successful projects. Topics include project integration, scope, time, cost and communications management, project leadership and risk management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of project management knowledge areas; (2) apply project management skills, tools and techniques in a realistic setting, including the 'hard' project management activities and the 'soft' project management activities; (3) make use of standard project management software; (4) communicate a project plan by way of an oral presentation and written report; and (5) assess the worth of project management as a tool for implementing decisions.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) team assignments (30% is dedicated to the team and 10% to individual contribution); (2) class quizzes; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Brett Smith
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations; for pre-2012 courses: none
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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