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Australian Catholic University
This unit in Project Management focuses on managing teams undertaking systems development. You will study how technical developments shape project management, as well as how workplace culture, systems and organisational structure impact on project management. You will gain an understanding of the need to analyse and evaluate marketing, commercial, operation and technical variables throughout a project's lifetime, and the importance of stakeholder engagement in project design and management.
The unit will provide practical knowledge about different project management processes, including project initiation, planning, execution and closure of a project, and how project management frameworks can be employed to provide both the necessary structure and flexibility to successfully fulfil project aims.
The unit pays particular attention to the key activities of the Body of Knowledge of the Project Management Institute and teaches the value of reviewing and improving processes for future projects, known as the 'lessons learned' approach. You will also study the nature of risk in the context of software development projects and learn how to manage a portfolio of different projects simultaneously.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
It is also recommended that you complete the following unit, prior to enrolling:
If you are completing this unit as a standalone unit (i.e. not part of the Computer Professional Education Program), the prerequisite is waived.
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Project Management unit, the topics you will study include:
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to take full responsibility for the design, documentation and successful completion of medium-scale projects in this field. You will have gained a practical understanding of how to effectively scope and plan a project and provide high quality plans and accurate reporting to stakeholders. You will also be able to identify, mitigate and manage risks associated with your projects, manage change control and ensure that your project deliverables are achieved on time, within budget.
You will be able to provide effective leadership to your project team, identify issues and take appropriate action to remedy any problems with team performance. You will be able to communicate project needs and aims and influence different stakeholders involved, from the organisation to customers and suppliers, in order to realistically achieve your project aims.
This unit is not eligible for a government loan. Upfront payments can be made by credit card, cheque or money order. Enquire now for more information.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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