- Class Number 2782
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-campus
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Devin Clementi
- Devin Clementi
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the role of technology and project management in organisational strategy, operations and innovation. (Ask and Understand)
- Determine technology and project based strategies to address organisational opportunities and problems. (Acquire and Apply)
- Gauge the quality of available evidence in the domains of technology and project management. (Appraise and Analyse)
- Implement the appropriate course of action based on relevant approaches and evidence. (Aggregate and Evaluate)
- Recognise the organisational, social and ethical implications of the courses of action. (Apply and Evaluate)
- Develop a portfolio approach to realise operational and strategic benefits. (Assess + Create)
A research-led, practice-relevant teaching approach
This course develops skills in acquiring and leveraging current research in the context of contemporary theoretical foundations of technology and project management to address particular practical problems in an evidence-based manner. It introduces a range of conceptual and modelling tools for analysing information system requirements to meet strategic and operational needs and then introduces project, program and portfolio management as mechanisms for implementation of requirements and realisation of the benefits of strategic and operational outcomes. Students will develop skills in obtaining and aggregating academic research to respond to business problems and opportunities and a case study provides students with an avenue to apply the principles and practices in a realistic context.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional courses costs expected for this class.
Examination Material or equipment
A single, closed book exam quiz will be held Online (via Wattle) in Week 6.
All required resources and readings will be provided on Wattle.
Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.
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:
- Written or rubric-based qualitative feedback on their online discussion forum contributions.
- Synchronous live feedback as part of physical or virtual classroom discussion as set up by the teaching team.
- 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 may be consolidated for the whole class.
- Peer feedback during workshops or in online discussion forums.
- 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, email the a member of the teaching team 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 FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Should I enrol in this class? This class is one of two presentations of MGMT7020. This one is offered on-campus and the other class is offered on-line. The two classes are essentially identical in terms of learning and assessment and differ only in how seminars are offered. All students located in Canberra should enrol in this class and all students who are located away from the Canberra campus should enrol in the other, online class, even if they intend to arrive in Canberra to study on-campus during the semester. Students arriving on-campus during the semester will remain enrolled in the online class after they arrive but they will be able to attend seminars on-campus after their arrival. In this way their learning and assessment will not be interrupted but they will experience the on-campus delivery and work with other students on arrival.
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.
Note that the exact timing of weekly topics may change during the semester.
- 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.
Course Guidance: Detailed guidance on assessment requirements, marking criteria, assessment submission standards, navigating the teaching facilities, and how to participate in study 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 learning through this course,
- Then read, watch, or listen to the other resources it identifies for more details.
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
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Technology: The Conceptual View Technology concepts Systems modelling Rich Picture|
|2||Technology: The Organisational View Technology Governance Enterprise Architecture Business Architecture|
|3||Technology: The Design View Design Thinking Systems Development Lifecycle Causal Loops|
|4||Technology: The Systems View Enterprise Resource Planning System selection and contracting Technology ethics, security & privacy||Assessment Task #1: Technology Topic Report - Optional Draft Due Wednesday at 23:59|
|5||Technology: The Information View Data Governance Information Management Technology quality & evaluation||Assessment Task #1: Technology Topic Report Due Thursday at 23:59|
|6||Technology: The Future View Managing the Metaverse Disruptive Technologies Introduction to Project Management||Assessment Task #2: Mid Semester Exam|
|7||Project Management: Project Governance and Performance Governance Framework and Leadership Measuring project performance Key causes of project failure|
|8||Project Management: The Project Lifecycle Lifecycle overview Stakeholder management Scope management Schedule management|
|9||Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 1) Managing project execution Risk and Issue Management Earned value management|
|10||Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling (Part 2) Managing change Cost management||Assessment Task #3: Project Management Topic Report - Optional Draft Due Tuesday at 23:59|
|11||Project Management: Organisational Context Organisational Types Social and environmental context Closing a project||Assessment Task #3: Project Management Topic Report Due Thursday at 23:59|
|12||Project Management: Course Summary PM industry & professional roles||Assessment Task #4: Case Study Analysis Executive Summary - Optional Draft Due Tuesday at 23:59|
|13||No teaching - First week of Examination Period||Assessment Task #4: Case Study Analysis due Thursday at 23:59.|
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses. This course has no tutorials. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site from 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Technology Topic Report (25%)||25 %||23/03/2023||20/04/2023||3,4,5|
|Mid Semester Exam Quiz (15%)||15 %||29/03/2023||31/03/2023||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Project Management Topic Report (25%)||25 %||18/05/2023||01/06/2023||1,2,4,5|
|Case Study Analysis (35%)||35 %||01/06/2023||29/06/2023||3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
- Resources including core content, academic research articles, and other audio, visual, or textual resources will be made available online through Wattle.
- Students are encouraged to participate in lectures, seminars and tutorials. In particular students are encouraged to have their video on during online sessions, and to make good use of the chat function for questions and running commentary.
A single, closed book exam quiz will be held Online (via Wattle) during the mid-semester exam period.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5
Technology Topic Report (25%)
Description: This report of no more than 1500 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 academic literature. You must demonstrate an effective use of relevant and good quality academic literature. You will work on this assignment in parallel with the Case Study Analysis.
Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details will be provided on Wattle prior to the beginning of Week 1.
Due date: 23:59 on Thursday of Week 5 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.
Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.
Note: Students may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Tuesday of Week 4 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but students will be given formative feedback and students may use the feedback to improve their Report prior to submission.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Mid Semester Exam Quiz (15%)
A single, closed book exam quiz will be held Online (via Wattle) during Week 6. This quiz will cover all material up to and including Week 5. Specific details of the exam date will be available closer to the commencement of the examination period. Please refer to Wattle site for more information to be provided by end of Week 4.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4,5
Project Management Topic Report (25%)
Description: This report of no more than 1500 words will present your individual examination of a current topic in Project Management provided by the lecturer. Your report will be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the Technology module and academic literature. You must demonstrate an effective use of relevant and good quality academic literature. You will work on this assignment in parallel with the Case Study Analysis.
Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details will be provided on Wattle prior to the beginning of Week 7.
Due date: 23:59 on Thursday of Week 11 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.
Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.
Note: Students may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Tuesday of Week 10 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but students will be given formative feedback and students may use the feedback to improve their Report prior to submission.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5
Case Study Analysis (35%)
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.
This assessment item will be submitted by each individual student in multiple parts:
(i) a video presentation of 7-10 minutes in length;
(ii) an Executive Summary of no more than 1000 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.
Due date: 23:59 on Thursday of Week 13 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site. This is the beginning of the Examination period.
Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.
Note: Students may submit an optional draft of the Executive Summary by 23:59 on Tuesday of Week 12 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but students will be given formative feedback and students may use the feedback to improve their Executive Summary prior to submission.
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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.
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 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
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All assignments will be marked and/or returned according to the timeline specified under ASSESSMENT SUMMARY.
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Management Education; Project Management; Information Systems