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51240
Project Management

Learning guide
Quarter 2, 2014

51240 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PG)
QUARTER 2, 2014 | CONTENTS

Contents
SECTION ONE

SECTION THREE

ABOUT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(PG)

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Contacts

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Unit overview

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Student feedback

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Schedule of activities
Classes and learning

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SECTION FOUR

LEARNING RESOURCES
SECTION TWO

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Overview of learning resources and assessment

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ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

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Essential reading

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Learning outcomes

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Referencing requirements

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Assessment summary

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Librarian

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Assessment 1: Case notes (20%)

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Other resources that might help with university life

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Overview

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Details

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Marking criteria and standards

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Assessment 2: Case presentation (5%)

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Details

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Marking criteria and standards
Assessment 3: Project planning with MS Project®
(25%)

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Overview

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Details

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Marking criteria and standards
Assessment 4: Focused reflective report (25%)

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Overview

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Details

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Marking criteria and standards

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Assessment 5: Final examination (25%)

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Overview

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Details

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Marking criteria and standards

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General submission requirements

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Assignment cover sheet

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TurnitIn

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Late submission

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Extension of due date for submission

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SECTION FIVE

YOU AND THIS UNIT

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SGSM Client Services

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Enrolment changes

20

Teaching staff

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What is expected of you

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Attendance and workload

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Special requirements

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Key policies

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About Project Management
Contacts
Below is a list of contacts for this unit. Please liaise directl y with your lecturer/unit coordinator regarding appropriate consultation times. It is usually best to make contact with these staff via email. Unit
Coordinator

Dr Dilupa Nakandala
Building ED.G.93, Parramatta campus
Phone: 9685 9477

Email: D.nakandala @uws.edu.au

Dr. Krishnamurthy Ramanathan

Email: k.ramanathan@uws.edu.au
Phone:0438 268 895

Mr Scott Edwards
Director,
Postgraduate
Education

Dr Laurel Jackson
100 George Street, Parramatta City campus
Phone: 9685 9197

Administration

Email: la.jackson@uws.edu.au

SGSM Client Services
Ground floor, 100 George Street, Parramatta City campus
Phone: 9685 9801

Liaison
Librarian

Email: scott.edwards@uws.edu.au

Email: sgsmclientservices@uws.edu.au

Paul Jewell
Business Librarian, Parramatta campus
Phone: 9685 9358

Email: p.jewell@uws.edu.au

Unit overview
This unit introduces students to the philosophy, tools and techniques for effectively managing projects in an organisation. Participants will be required to apply lessons learned to real -world situation and cases, developing their professional expertise in project management in ways that are relevant to their careers. Topics include organisational strategy and project selection; project definition and criteria of merit; tools and techniques; team leadership and management; development of project plans; estimation of time and resources; risk analysis and management; scheduling and control; resource allocation; project tracking; project closure and review. Participants will be expected to use MS Project ® as a planning and tracking tool.

Student feedback
Student feedback pays a vital role in improving the quality and educatio nal effectiveness of
UWS units and in ensuring academic staff keep in touch with student needs. At the end of the quarter you will be given the opportunity to complete a Student Feedback o n Unit (SFU) questionnaire to assess the unit. If requested by your unit coordinator, you may also have the
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opportunity to complete a Student Feedback on…