• Class Number 2999
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-line
  • Mode of Delivery Online
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Ann Smith
  • LECTURER
    • Devin Clementi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
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

A headset or earphones with a microphone are required for attendance at optional live online sessions. Low-cost quality is adequate to meet this requirement.

No other additional courses costs are expected for this class.

Examination Material or equipment

There is no formal examination for this course.

Required Resources

All required reading materials will be provided on Wattle.

Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.

Staff Feedback

Feedback: Marking criteria 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 contributions 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.

2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the online lecturer or 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.

4. Personalised, in-depth feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the online lecturer or 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 lecturer, 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 lecturer or tutor and with a copy of the email sent to the Course Convenor, including a clear description of the area(s) of dispute.

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

Important: 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 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 2-3 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 Week 1 Discussion Forum posts
3 Technology: The Design View Design thinking & systems development Design Science Research Enterprise architecture Case study progress update Week 2 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums Draft of Technology Topic Report due
4 Technology: The Systems View Computational thinking General Systems Theory Causal modelling and System Dynamics Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums
5 Technology: The Organisational View Organisational activity systems using technology Technology management & governance Technology quality & evaluation Case study progress update Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Technology Topic Report due
6 Technology: The Future View Technology ethics, security & privacy Technology futures Review and student-led topics Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Technology Case Study Analysis due
7 Project Management: Project Governance and Performance Governance Framework and Leadership Measuring project performance Key causes of project failure Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums
8 Project Management: The Project Lifecycle Lifecycle overview Stakeholder management Scope management Schedule management Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums
9 Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 1) Managing project execution Risk and Issue Management Earned value management Case study progress update Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums Draft of Project Management Topic Report due
10 Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 2) Managing change Cost management Project Ethics Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums
11 Project Management: Organisational Context Organisational Types Social and environmental context Closing a project Case study progress update Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Project Management Topic Report due
12 Project Management: Course Summary PM industry & professional roles Review and student-led topics Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Project Management Case Study Analysis due

Tutorial Registration

Not Applicable

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Discussion Forums 20 % * 01/07/2021 1,2,3,4,5,6
Technology Topic Report 25 % 26/03/2021 27/04/2021 3,4,5
Technology Case Study Analysis 15 % 01/04/2021 03/05/2021 1,2,5
Project Management Topic Report 25 % 21/05/2021 04/06/2021 3,4,5
Project Management Case Study Analysis 15 % 28/05/2021 15/06/2021 2,4,5

* 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)

There is no formal examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 01/07/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Discussion Forums

Description: Weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences through posts written individually from the perspective of the week's learning materials.

Marking criteria: 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.

Due date: Initial posts for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday of the following week; responses to the posts of other students for Weeks 1-10 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that; responses to the responses of other students for Weeks 1-9 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that; initial posts for Week 12 are due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12. Late submissions of posts are not accepted.

Feedback: Feedback on these submissions (without marks) will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 4 weeks). The mark component of the feedback will be released with final grade results.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 26/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 27/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Technology Topic Report

Description: This report of no more than 1000 words will present your individual examination of a current topic in Technology provided by the lecturer. Your report will be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the Technology module and in the academic literature. You will work on this assignment in parallel with the Technology Case Study Analysis.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday of Week 5 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Note: You may submit a draft outlining the main themes of your Technology Topic Report by 23:59 on Friday of Week 3 via the link on the course Wattle site (labelled Upload of Technology Topic Report Draft). This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 01/04/2021
Return of Assessment: 03/05/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5

Technology Case Study Analysis

Description: Individually analyse a typical information technology system and make a presentation which explains its architecture, uses and associated issues. The analysis will use the concepts discussed in the Technology module and in the academic literature. The analysis will be developed week by week, incrementally applying the technology topics covered in each week.You will work on this assignment in parallel with the Technology Topic Report.

Case Study Progress Update: At the end of Week 3 a progress update will be submitted, showing how the course topics have been applied to the case study. You will use the Issues Discussion forum to identify and discuss issues that arise in applying the topic to the case study.

Format: This assessment item will be submitted by each student in multiple parts:

(i) a video of 7-10 minutes in length;

(ii) an Executive Summary of no more than 500 words.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on Thursday of Week 6 via the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 21/05/2021
Return of Assessment: 04/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Project Management Topic Report

Description: This report of no more than 1000 words will present your individual examination of a current topic in Project Management (PM) provided by the lecturer or tutor. Your report will be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the Project Management module and in the academic literature. You will work on this assignment in parallel with the Project Management Case Study Analysis.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday of Week 11 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Note: You may submit a draft outlining the main themes of your Project Management Topic Report by 23:59 on Friday of Week 9 via a link on the course Wattle site (labelled Upload of PM Topic Report Draft). This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 28/05/2021
Return of Assessment: 15/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,5

Project Management Case Study Analysis

Description: Individually analyse a project case study system and make a presentation describing the root causes of project failure and your recommendations for corrective actions. The analysis will use the concepts discussed in the PM module and in the academic literature. The analysis will be developed week by week, incrementally applying the PM topics covered in each week. You will work on this assignment in parallel with the PM Topic Report.

Case Study Progress Update: At the end of Week 9 a development update will be submitted, showing how the course topics have been applied to the case study. You will use the Issues Discussion forum to identify and discuss issues that arise in applying the topic to the case study.

Format: This assessment item will be submitted by each student in multiple parts:

(i) a video of 7-10 minutes in length;

(ii) an Executive Summary of no more than 500 words.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday of Week 12 via the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

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 or for items where this is specified in the description of the assessment task.

Procedure for extensions: 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).
Ann Smith
u5255676@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


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

Ann Smith

By Appointment
Devin Clementi
devin.clementi@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Devin Clementi

By Appointment

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