• Class Number 5865
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-line
  • Mode of Delivery Online
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Ann Smith
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
  • TUTOR
    • Elham Merikhi
    • Lumeng Yu
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 systems are created and 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 technology and project management in organisational strategy, operations and innovation. (Ask and Understand)
  2. Determine technology and project based strategies to address organisational opportunities and problems. (Acquire and Apply)
  3. Gauge the quality of available evidence in the domains of technology and project management. (Appraise and Analyse)
  4. Implement 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 operational 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 resources or readings 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. Written or rubric-based qualitative feedback on their online discussion forum contributions.
  2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the teaching team.
  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. Peer feedback during workshops or in online Discussion Forums.
  5. Individual feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the teaching team by email or by appointment. If an appointment is required for a telephone, online chat, or online visual meeting, please email the tutor, lecturer, or Convenor to make an appointment.

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, it is suggested that any disagreement with assessment marks and feedback be addressed initially by email to the 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. Students should ensure that their official ANU email address is effective and that they have access to Wattle. Students should check their ANU email address daily during teaching periods.


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 (such as online consultation, chat, or phone) used where appropriate.
  • Students located in time zones that make standard consultation times difficult are encouraged to email to arrange a more appropriate time for personal consultation.

Online learning: This course is delivered in an online mode. Online courses may differ in some aspects of delivery, assessment details, and weightings from on-campus classes. These changes are designed to adjust for the different delivery modes and ensure that all students achieve the same learning outcomes, regardless of delivery 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. Detailed guidance on assessment requirements, marking criteria, assessment submission standards, navigating the teaching facilities, and how to study online as well as detailed course notes are all available on the Wattle page.

  • Refer to the QUICK GUIDE near the top of the page for an overview of online learning through this course,
  • Then read, watch, or listen to the other resources it identifies for more details.


Personal portfolio: You may benefit from a 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.


Submission size: A maximum submission size is specified for all assessment items other than weekly forum posts. The specified sizes are adequate to cover the requirements to a high standard and they encourage focused and business-like writing and presentation. Note that words, slides, pages, or time in excess of the specified maximum submission size will not be marked.


Assessment submission standards: Advice on assessment submission standards, including detailed guidance on what is counted towards submission size, is provided on the Wattle page.


Procedure for extensions: The procedure for obtaining an extension of time for an assessment item is advised in the section on LATE SUBMISSION.


Academic Integrity: As a further academic integrity control, students may be selected for a 15 minute individual oral examination of their written assessment submissions. Note that any student identified, either during the current semester or in retrospect, as having used ghost writing services will be investigated under the University’s Academic Integrity Rule.


Scaling: Your final mark for the course will be based on the raw marks allocated for each of your assessment items. However, your final mark may not be the same number as produced by that formula, as marks may be scaled. Any scaling applied will preserve the rank order of raw marks (i.e. if your raw mark exceeds that of another student, then your scaled mark will exceed the scaled mark of that student), and may be either up or down.


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 Enterprise Architecture Ontology and discourse modelling Technology concepts
2 Technology: The Information View Data/Information/Knowledge Modelling data & processes Technology architecture & AI Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 1 Discussion Forum posts Assessment Task #2 - Optional: obtain approval for a self-selected topic for this assessment task by 23:59 on Thursday
3 Technology: The Design View Design thinking & systems development Design Science Research Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): 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 Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #2 - Optional: submit a draft of your Technology Topic Report for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday
5 Technology: The Organisational View Organisational activity systems using technology Technology management & governance Technology quality & evaluation Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums
6 Technology: The Future View Technology ethics, security & privacy Technology futures Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #2: Technology Topic Report due at 23:59 on Thursday Assessment Task #3 - Optional: advise intention to present assessment task 3 as a live briefing and also advise any scheduled teaching commitments to be avoided, both by 23:59 on Thursday.
7 Project Management: Project Governance and Performance Governance Framework and Leadership Measuring project performance Key causes of project failure Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #3 - Optional: submit a draft of your Case Study Analysis for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday
8 Project Management: The Project Lifecycle Lifecycle overview Stakeholder management Scope management Schedule management Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #4 - Optional: obtain approval for a self-selected topic for this assessment task by 23:59 on Thursday
9 Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 1) Managing project execution Risk and Issue Management Earned value management Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #3: Case Study Analysis: written report due at 23:59 on Thursday, OR live briefing due on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (day/time to be advised on Tuesday).
10 Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 2) Managing change Cost management Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #4 - Optional: submit a draft of your Project Management Topic Report for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday
11 Project Management: Organisational Context Organisational Types Social and environmental context Closing a project Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums
12 Project Management: Course Summary PM industry & professional roles Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #4: Project Management Topic Report due at 23:59 on Thursday

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.


However, for this class students are not required to register for tutorials as they will automatically be allocated to study groups by Week 2. Students should check the Wattle page for any Special Announcements or requests for specific information to assist in allocation of study groups.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Contributions to Seminars & Forums 30 % * 01/12/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Technology Topic Report 20 % 01/09/2022 29/09/2022 3,4,5
Case Study Analysis 30 % 06/10/2022 20/10/2022 2,4,5
Project Management Topic Report 20 % 27/10/2022 10/11/2022 3,4,5

* 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

  • Resources including core content, academic research articles, and other audio, visual, or textual resources will be made available online through Wattle.
  • There will be regular workshops held with the teaching team that include small group work, supplemented by some academic guests speaking on their research areas. To gain the greatest effect from these workshops students are expected to study the weekly prescribed chapter/content and readings prior to the workshops, and work on the related assessment tasks online through Discussion Forum posts on Wattle over the following weeks as well as through workshop participation.
  • The weekly seminar/workshop will be held synchronously on ZOOM. See the Wattle page for details of the scheduled day and time. Students are encouraged to participate in lectures and tutorials. In particular students are encouraged to have their video on during the sessions, and to make good use of the chat function for Q&A and running commentary.

Examination(s)

There is no formal examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Contributions to Seminars & Forums

Description: A combination of group work during workshops from Week 1 to Week 12, short presentations made individually or in groups during the workshops from Week 1 to Week 12, and weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences through individual posts to online forrums from the perspective of the week's learning materials. Set tasks will be customised according to the resources available to individual students (e.g. students with limited bandwidth will not be expecte to present live video).

Marking criteria: Contributions 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:

Forum posts:

  • Initial posts for Weeks 1-6 and 8-11 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.

Goup and individual work during workshops:

  • During the workshop the work is set .

Other contributions:

  • During Weeks 3-11 inclusive, with advice on specific tasks given no later than the week before they are due.

Feedback: Feedback on contributions will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 4 weeks and with at least one round of feedback before the end of Week 6). The mark component of the feedback will be released with final grade results.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 29/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Technology Topic Report

Description: This report of no more than 1200 words will present your individual examination of a current topic in Technology.

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 Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

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

Note: You may submit an optional draft of your this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 4 via the link on the course Wattle site. 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: 30 %
Due Date: 06/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 20/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,5

Case Study Analysis

Description: Students will individually analyse an assigned case study and develop a briefing which explains and analyses the case study's governance, technology architecture, benefits, scope, risk and other relevant technology and project management topics, and provides recommendations for management.

Format:

  • Students may choose either of the following formats using the Format Selection link in the Week 6 block of the Wattle page by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 6:

i) a live briefing, presenting slides live online via Zoom for no more than 12 minutes, and responding to questions from the marker.

Note that the briefing will be recorded.

ii) a written report of no more than 1600 words.

  • At the same time they should advise any ANU commitments (such as lectures and tutorials) that fall on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Week 7, so that their live briefing can be scheduled to avoid those commitments.
  • Students who do not advise their preferred format as specified above will be deemed to have selected format ii) - written report.

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.

Due date:

i) Live briefings will be made on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Week 9. Students who have elected this format will be advised of the start time and day for their live briefing on Tuesday of Week 9; slides and reference list should be uploaded prior to the live briefing via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

ii) Written reports are due at 23:59 on Thursday of Week 9 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

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

Note: You may submit an optional draft of your this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 7 via the link on the course Wattle site. 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 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 27/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 10/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Project Management Topic Report

Description: This report of no more than 1200 words will present your individual examination of a current topic in Project Management.

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 the Thursday of Week 12 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

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

Note: You may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 10 via a link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

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://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

  • Before the due date/time for submission students may re-upload their submission.
  • After the due date/time students may only upload a submission if they have not already done so, and a late penalty will then 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


Decision-making; Management Education; Project Management

Ann Smith

Tuesday 13:00 14:00
By Appointment
Elham Merikhi
Elham.Merikhi@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Elham Merikhi

Friday By Appointment
Lumeng Yu
61 2 6125 6737
Lumeng.Yu@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Lumeng Yu

Friday By Appointment

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