• Class Number 6579
  • Term Code 3170
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
    • Devin Clementi
    • Devin Clementi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/09/2021
  • Class End Date 12/11/2021
  • Census Date 01/10/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/10/2021
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:

  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.

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). It is suggested that any disagreement with assessment marks be addressed by email to the lecturer/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:  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,.

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 Week 1 - Intensive Week Systems Modelling Enterprise Architecture Business Architecture Stakeholder Management Project Governance Project Lifecycle Project Planning
2 Week 2 Scope Management Ethics in Technology
3 Week 3 - Intensive Week Schedule Management Resource Management Design Thinking Risk Management Communication Planning Cost Management The Execution Phase Assessment Task 1: Draft Technology Topic Report due Tuesday 5 October 2021
4 Week 4 Project Leadership Outcome Realisation Big Data and Business Intelligence Assessment Task 1: Final Technology Topic Report due Friday 15 October 2021
5 Week 5 Challenges of managing IT projects Project Context
6 Week 6 Project Evaluation Aligning Business and IT strategy Assessment Task 2: PM Topic Report due Friday 29 October 2021
7 Week 7 Course review Development sessions
8 Week 8 Course review Development sessions Assessment Task 3: Case Study Analysis due Friday 12 November 2021

Tutorial Registration

This course has no tutorials. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site at the start of Week 0.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Technology Topic Report (Individual) 30 % 15/10/2021 29/10/2021 1,2,3,4,5,6
Project Management Topic Report (Individual) 30 % 29/10/2021 12/11/2021 1,2,34,5,6
Case Study Analysis (Team) 40 % 12/11/2021 02/12/2021 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


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 is expected in all activities.


There is no formal examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 15/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 29/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Technology Topic Report (Individual)

Description: Students will select a topic that focuses on a current issue in technology and is relevant to their current role. Topic selection will be done in consultation with the tutors and lecturer. The report is primarily a literature based assignment and students will be given advice on working with academic literature. Students will also work with tutors and the lecturer to find good journals to begin their research. Report requires students to discuss how they would apply what they have learned from this assignment in a real world setting with emphasis on application in their current role and/or organisation. The report must be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the course and academic literature.

Draft due: 23:59pm Tuesday 5th October 2021 via the course Wattle site

The draft is not weighted/marked but will give students the chance to have feedback on this first assessment before half the course has passed. Feedback on the draft will be provided by 11th October 2021.

Marking criteria: Further details and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle in Week 1 of the course.

Final Report due date: 23:59pm on Friday 15th October, 2021 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 29/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 12/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,34,5,6

Project Management Topic Report (Individual)

Description: Students will be assigned a topic that focuses on a current issue in project management. The report is primarily a literature based assignment and students will be given advice on working with academic literature. Students will also work with tutors and the lecturer to find good journals to begin their research. Report requires students to discuss how they would apply what they have learned from this assignment in a real world setting with emphasis on application in their current role and/or organisation. The report must be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the course and academic literature.

Marking criteria: Further details and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle in Week 1 of the course.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday 29th October, 2021 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 12/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Case Study Analysis (Team)

Description: In a team, students complete the assigned Case Study Analysis in two parts. The first part is an IT strategy and the second part is a Project Management Plan. Note that the two parts are equally important and grading will be completed based on the entire report. The IT strategy includes consideration of systems models, enterprise architecture, data management , management reporting, ethical issues and infrastructure. The project plan includes consideration of desired outcomes, governance, stakeholders, scope management, scheduling and risk. Remember that the team is designing an architecture, planning a project and the actual implementation work has not yet begun. This is not a literature based assignment however, some research will help students complete the analysis and prepare the report. Subject to course convenor approval, students will have the option to complete this assignment individually.

Marking criteria: Further details and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle in Week 2 of the course.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday 12th November, 2021 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Grades will be released with final results.

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

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://rsm.anu.edu.au/study/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).
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Research Interests

Project Management, Information Systems and Leadership

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