• Class Number 3264
  • Term Code 3030
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-line
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Elizabeth Smith
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/02/2020
  • Class End Date 29/05/2020
  • Census Date 31/03/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
  • TUTOR
    • Devin Clementi
SELT Survey Results

This course introduces students to the principles and management of projects and information technology in a business context. The emphasis is on understanding how organisational innovation can be managed through projects and how the technologies to handle data, information and knowledge resources be managed to achieve business effectiveness. The course will provide students with a foundation for further study in project management, business information systems and other management disciplines. The course is divided into two sequential modules, covering the theory and management of technological systems and the theory and management of projects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

1. Identify the role of information systems and project management in organizational innovation. (Ask and Understand)
2. Determine innovative strategies to address organizational opportunities and problems. (Acquire and Apply)
3. Gauge the quality of available evidence in the domain of information system and project management. (Appraise and Analyse)
4.  Ascertain the appropriate course of action based on relevant approaches and evidence. (Aggregate and Evaluate)
5.  Recognise the organisational, social and ethical implications of the courses of action. (Apply and Evaluate)
6. Develop a portfolio approach to realise organisational and strategic benefits. (Assess + Create)
 

Research-Led Teaching

A research-led, practice-relevant teaching approach

This course emphasises the detection and mobilisation of current research and theoretical foundations of technology and project management to order to address particular practical problems in an evidence-based manner.

Field Trips

Not Applicable.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional costs incurred by students in order to complete this course.

Examination Material or equipment

Not Applicable.

Required Resources

All required reading materials will be provided on Wattle.

Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.

Staff Feedback

Feedback: Rubrics are provided for all assessment items so that students can plan their work and can identify areas for improvement. Students may receive feedback in any of the following ways:

1. Feedback on their online discussion forum participation

2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the online tutor after consultation with learners

3. Feedback on the assessment pieces in in numeric, tabular, and graphical formats, and/or written or audio qualitative comments; feedback can be both to individual learners and consolidated for the whole online class. Rubrics will be used so students can identify areas for improvement.

4. Personalised, in-depth feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the online tutor or the Convenor by email or by appointment. If an appointment for a telephone, online chat, or online visual meeting is required, please email the tutor or Convenor to set up this up.

Disagreement and dispute of assessment marks and feedback: ANU has policies and procedures to be followed in respect of disagreement with assessment marks or feedback (see under EDUCATIONAL POLICIES). However, in view of the circumstances of online learning it is suggested that any disagreement with assessment marks and feedback be addressed initially by email to the online tutor and with a copy of the email sent to the Course Convenor, including a clear description of the area(s) of dispute.

Important: Most updates and announcements for this course will be circulated via emails and/or Wattle site. Please ensure that your official ANU email address is effective, that you have access to Wattle, and that you regularly check both your email and Course Announcements.

Student Feedback

ANU 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.

Other Information

Student consultation:  Consultation requests to students will be circulated by Course Announcements or by email.

Every effort will be made to respond to student queries as soon as possible, and within 2 business days unless there are special circumstances. The preferred initial method of contact is email, with other forms of telecommunications used where appropriate.


Online learning: This course is delivered in an online mode. Online teaching and learning does not mean that students are isolated from their instructors or tutors. In fact, it opens up new ways through for intensive, interactive and engaging communication that facilitates students' learning experiences and achievement of learning outcomes.


Differences from other modes of teaching: Online courses may differ in some aspects of delivery, assessment details, and weightings from the on-campus delivery. These changes are designed to compensate for the different delivery modes and ensure that all students achieve the same learning outcomes, regardless of delivery mode.


Personal portfolio: As an online student you may benefit from a different range of learning tools. Consider keeping a personal journal throughout the course to record the thoughts, issues and dilemmas that arise for you. Such a journal may be electronic, using tools such as e-Portfolio on Wattle, or maintained in any other format that suits you. The journal is used to record insights gathered from course reading and other sources, as well as for noting personal reflections as the course proceeds. Students should reflect on the skills, resources, capabilities, thinking and learning styles and consider how they will prepare themselves for working in a management role deploying the skills and knowledge gained in this course.


Applicable timezone: The Australian National University is situated in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and all references to times and dates refer to time in the Australian Capital Territory. Be aware that the Australian Capital Territory observes Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time in summer months; the effect of this is to shift the time by one hour from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Eastern Daylight-saving Time (AEDT). This shift is taken into account in setting times for submission of assessment items or other activities so the set time will be as specified, but AEST or AEDT will apply depending on the time of year. To avoid confusion in converting the specified times, to your local time, consider using a time converter such as this https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock /australia/canberra

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Technology: The Conceptual View Conceptual thinking Ontology and discourse modelling Technology concepts
2 Technology: The Information View Data/Information/Knowledge Modelling data & processes Technology architecture & AI Commentaries: Week 1 Discussion Forum posts
3 Technology: The Design View Design thinking & systems development Design Science Research Enterprise architecture Commentaries: Week 2 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums
4 Technology: The Systems View Computational thinking General Systems Theory Causal modelling and System Dynamics Commentaries: Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Technology Report
5 Technology: The Organisational View Organisational activity systems using technology Technology management & governance Technology quality & evaluation Commentaries: Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums
6 Technology: The Future View Technology ethics, security & privacy Technology futures Review and student-led topics Commentaries: Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Technology Conceptual Design
7 PM: Introduction to Project Management PM module overview Projects and project management Project performance Commentaries: Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums
8 PM: Project Initiation: From Ideas to Projects Project life and governance model Project initiation process and outputs Commentaries: Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums
9 PM: Project Planning: Scope and Schedule Management Project planning process and outputs Project scope planning Project scheduling Commentaries: Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums
10 PM: Project Planning: Resource and Cost Management Project resource management Project cost management Risk management Commentaries: Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Project Management Report
11 PM: Project execution and performance evaluation Project monitor and control Project outcome realization Project performance evaluation Commentaries: Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums
12 PM: Contingency and Context Project management vs. organizational context Project management vs. project context Project management vs. human factors Commentaries: Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10, 11 & 12 Discussion Forums Project Management Plan

Tutorial Registration

Not Applicable

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Discussion Forums 30 % * * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Technology Report 20 % 20/03/2020 03/04/2020 1,2,3,4,5,6
Technology Conceptual Design 15 % 03/04/2020 01/05/2020 1,2,3,4,5,6
Project Management Report 20 % 15/05/2020 02/07/2020 1,2,3,4,5,6
Project Management Plan 15 % 29/05/2020 03/06/2020 1,2,3,4,5,6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU 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 Requirements

The 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 Assessment

Marks 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

Participation is expected in all activities.

Examination(s)

Not applicable

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Discussion Forums

Description: Weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences from the perspective of the week's learning materials. Posts will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table and specified for the week on Wattle. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Note: Initial posts for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the following Tuesday; responses to the posts of other students for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that; for Week 12 all posts are due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12. Feedback on these submissions will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 3 weeks, and at least twice before the end of week 6).

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 20/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Technology Report

Description: Develop a report that leverages seminar content and academic literature to discuss a key topic in contemporary deployment of technology.

In this assignment you must research real word technology projects and demonstrate effective usage of academic literature. See Wattle for guidance on academic journal selection. Given the timing of assessments, you should work on this assignment in parallel to your Technology Conceptual Design assignment. The Technology Report must be no more than 2000 words. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details about assessment requirements and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Note: You may suggest a topic as an alternative to the proposed options. However, tutor's written approval must be obtained prior to work beginning on this assessment task.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 03/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 01/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Technology Conceptual Design

Description: Design key technology conceptual frameworks, describe how they will be used and identify the major benefits/issues that an organisation will face in implementing these frameworks. Your analysis and evaluation needs to draw upon the concepts and practices you learned in the Technology module with supporting evidences from academic literature, and apply these to a case study. See Wattle for guidance on academic journal selection.

The Technology Conceptual Design must be no more than 1500 words. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table.Further details about the assessment requirements and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Note: You may suggest a project from your workplace as an alternative to the proposed options. However, tutor's written approval must be obtained prior to work beginning on this assessment task.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 15/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 02/07/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Project Management Report

Description: Develop a report that leverages seminar content and academic literature to discuss a key topic in contemporary project management practice. Given the timing of assessments, you should work on this assignment in parallel to your Project Management Plan assignment.

The Project Management Report must be no more than 2000 words. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table.Further details about the assessment requirements and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Note: You may suggest a topic as an alternative to the proposed options. However, tutor's written approval must be obtained prior to work beginning on this assessment task.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 29/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/06/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Project Management Plan

Description: Develop key components of a project management plan for a case study from the perspectives of Project Owner and Project Manager. Your analysis and evaluation needs to draw upon the concepts and lessons learned in the Project Management module with supporting evidences from academic literature.

The Project Management Plan must be no more than 1500 words. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table.Further details about the assessment requirements and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Note: You may suggest using a project from your workplace as an alternative to the proposed options. However, tutor's written approval must be obtained prior to work beginning on this assessment task.

Academic Integrity

Academic 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 Submission

Use of Turnitin: Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Lodgement: You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.

Identification: On all assignments you should only give your student number as identification; your name should not be included anywhere in the file.

Hardcopy Submission

For 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 be accompanied by the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Weekly assessment tasks: Late submissions are not accepted.

Other assessment tasks: Late submission of an assessment task without an extension is 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 Class Summary for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.


All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted 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.

Returning Assignments

All assignments will be marked and/or returned according to the timeline specified under ASSESSMENT SUMMARY.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions 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

You are allowed to resubmit your assignments before the specified submission time. Any submission done after the specified submission date and time will be considered a late submission and the listed penalty conditions will apply.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Elizabeth Smith
u5255676@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Project management; leadership; decision-making under uncertainty; evidence-based management.

Elizabeth Smith

Wednesday 12:00 13:00
By Appointment
Devin Clementi
devin.clementi@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Devin Clementi

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