- Code MGMT8005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Management
- Areas of interest Management, Project Management
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Ofer Zwikael
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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Project risk & issues management explores the management of the risks and issues that arise before and during a projects execution. This involves: development of a conceptual framework, analysis of the way in which risks and issues influence project decisions, and examination of processes to manage risks and issues throughout the life of a project.
PRIM does not align with any particular methodology in risk and issue management. Armed with the theoretical principles and techniques that we will explore, students will be able to evaluate the appropriateness and gauge the limitations of the approaches used within their own organisations. AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 (a case in point), is found to be a special instance of the general risk framework covered in PRIM.
The objective of PRIM is to equip students with essential skills that will enable them to participate meaningfully in the management of project risk and issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the unique characteristics and challenges in creating and maintaining a governance framework which supports (and documents) transparent decision-making;
- Explain with examples and illustrate the limitations of risk management tools and techniques;
- Critically discuss the nature of risk and its impact on the project environment;
- Develop a strong knowledge of the interdependencies of the cyclical risk management process (identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring);
- Analyse the quality of a project risk management framework in real-life scenarios; and,
- Create a project risk management plan for the delivery of projects of scaleable sizes.
- Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Development of a Project Risk Management Plan. Further details, including % value, will be made available via the Class Summary. (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.
Where this course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours.
This course has no inherent requirements.
Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, however some direct exposure to engineering/business projects is desirable.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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