- Class Number 7466
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Devin Clementi
- Devin Clementi
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
This unit gives students exposure to project management in an operational context. Students undertake a semester long project planning assignment. By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to plan the following aspects of project management: Project Scope Management, Project Time, Cost and Quality, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement Management.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
1. analyse and initiate a business project;
2. analyse and plan a business project; and
3. monitor, control, audit and close a business project.
A research-led, practice-relevant teaching approach
This course emphasises the detection and mobilisation of current research and theoretical foundations of information systems and project management to order to address particular practical problems in an evidence-based manner.
Additional Course Costs
Examination Material or equipment
There are no formal exams for this course.
Access to a specific textbook is not required but is recommended (see Recommended Resources section).
Project Management, The Managerial Process
Author: Larson & Gray
Publisher: McGraw Hill
A copy of the textbook will be held in the ANU library reserve and short loan collection.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Course Introduction (IS Project Governance and Performance)|
|2||Week 2: IS Project Lifecycle, Ethics and the Initiation phase|
|3||Week 3: IS Project Planning (WBS, Requirements, Scope and Schedule)||Periodic Assessment 1|
|4||Week 4: IS Project Planning (Budget, Stakeholders, Risks and Opportunities)|
|5||Week 5: IS Project Planning (Procurement and Communication)||Periodic Assessment 2|
|6||Week 6: IS Project Planning (Project Management and Application Development methods)||IS Project Plan|
|8||Week 7: IS Project Execution (Monitoring, Control and Earned Value Analysis)|
|9||Week 8: IS Project Execution (Subcontractors, Issues and Changes)|
|10||Week 9: IS Project Execution (Procurement and Audit)||Periodic Assessment 3|
|11||Week 10: IS Project Closure and Performance Evaluation|
|12||Week 11: IS Project Outcome Realisation||Periodic Assessment 4|
|13||Week 12: Course review||IS Project Report|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Periodic Assessment (Individual)||40 %||26/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3|
|IS Project Plan (Group)||30 %||30/08/2019||13/09/2019||1,2,3|
|IS Project Report (Individual)||30 %||25/10/2019||28/11/2019||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation is expected for all classes and assessments
There are no formal exams for this course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Periodic Assessment (Individual)
The periodic assessment consists of a collection of four short papers, each worth 10% of the final grade, that leverage seminar content, assigned readings and academic literature. Each short paper enables students to research project management performance within an information systems context. Examples of research topics for the periodic assessment short papers include the analysis of an information system case study, the review of an assigned research topic or an extension of seminar material.
The detailed specification for each periodic assessment short paper will be posted on Wattle as follows:
- Periodic Assessment 1 - by the end of week 1
- Periodic Assessment 2 - by the end of week 3
- Periodic Assessment 3 - by the end of week 7
- Periodic Assessment 4 - by the end of week 9
Each periodic assessment short paper must be no more than 1000 words excluding tables, figures, references and appendices.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
IS Project Plan (Group)
In this assessment task, students work in small teams (3 - 4 students per team) to develop the key elements of an IS project plan. The assessment task leverages an existing Information Systems project case study, provided by the lecturer, and the team will play the roles of the Project Owner and the Project Manager. Students will use seminar material and academic literature to complete the plan. The IS project plan typically consists of the following topics:
- IS Project outcomes
- IS Project governance, organisation and team formation
- Scope management (Work Breakdown Structure, Functional/Non functional requirements)
- Stakeholder management
- Uncertainty management (Risk and Opportunities)
- Ethical considerations
The IS project case study and detailed assignment specification will be posted on Wattle by the end of week 1.
The Project Management Plan must be no more than 3000 words excluding tables, figures, references and appendices.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
IS Project Report (Individual)
In this assessment task, students review academic literature, apply their learnings from seminars and analyse real world IS projects to develop a research based report that explores one of the assigned topics. Example of potential topics include:
- Intersection of Industry and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- The evolution and future of Cyber Security
- Impact of Disruptive Technologies (Social networking, 5G, Blockchain, etc.)
- The management of Development Methodologies within IS Projects (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
- Students may also suggest a topic that is of interest to them and relevant to the course. Note - lecturer written approval must be obtained prior to work beginning on this topic.
The detailed assignment specification will be posted on Wattle by the end of week 3.
The Project Management Report must be no more than 3000 words excluding tables, figures, references and appendices.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
All assignments will be marked and, where appropriate, feedback will be provided either: in class, or in person during the lecturers office hours or via the course Wattle site.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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Project governance; Leadership; Project Auditing