On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Argue the importance of project management to the success of an organisation.
- Recognise the activities typically involved in the lifecycle of a project.
- Evaluate potential projects for an organisation.
- Describe how to build effective teams.
- Apply common project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource management tools and procedures in a project.
- Evaluate the status of a project and recommend appropriate corrective action where necessary.
- Describe the common techniques used for project quality assurance and project risk management.
- Assess the impacts of organisational, cultural, and governance issues on project success.
- Argue the role of ethics and professional standards in project management, and defend your position.
This unit will satisfy one of the core requirements for ACS accreditation in the postgraduate ICT course s.This unit is also part of an accreditation package granted by the Australia Computer Society (ACS). The unit contributes to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake profession certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
Business Analysis (BUAN)
Project Management (PRMG)
Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT)
Systems Integration (SINT), Change Management (CHMG)
Release and Deployment (RELM)
IT Operations (ITOP)
Problem Management (PBMG)