PPMP20015 - Project Management Project Proposal
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit builds on BUSN20016 Research in Business and enables you to prepare a research proposal for the final term of the CV84 Master of Project Management. Through this unit you will be able to prepare for the data collection, analysis and thesis writing that forms the PPMP20016 Project Management Research unit. The skills that students will develop in this unit are also applicable to those that opt for the Internship in the final term of the course (instead of PPMP20016) as the information literacy, critical thinking and analysis skills are transferable.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Students must have completed CV81

Co-requisite: BUSN20016

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 80%
2. Presentation 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain a suitable project management problem that warrants research.
  2. Define the problem in the form of a research question that incorporates project management philosophies and principles.
  3. Analyse and determine a research methodology that integrates research tools and methodologies in order to solve the problem.
  4. Conduct a preliminary literature review, evaluate literature, develop an implementation plan and submit a project proposal.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication      
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorBernard Wong (b.wong@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Research in Project Management

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Research Question - gaps in research and adding to the discipline knowledge

Week 3 20-03-2017

Thesis and Anti-thesis

Week 4 27-03-2017

Quantitative vs Qualitative

Week 5 03-04-2017

Skills for successful researcher, including the research student supervisor relationship

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

The Literature Review

Week 7 24-04-2017

Risk for Researchers

Week 8 01-05-2017

Ethics for Researchers

Week 9 08-05-2017

The Research Proposal

Week 10 15-05-2017

Persuasive Academic Writing and Presentations

Week 11 22-05-2017

Publishing from thesis

Week 12 29-05-2017

Preparing for PPMP20016

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Assessment Due Date Part A due in Week 4, Part B due in Week 6, Part C due in Week 9 and Part D due in Week 12
Return Date to Students One week after submission
Weighting 80%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify and explain a suitable project management problem that warrants research.

2. Define the problem in the form of a research question that incorporates project management philosophies and principles.

3. Analyse and determine a research methodology that integrates research tools and methodologies in order to solve the problem.

4. Conduct a preliminary literature review, evaluate literature, develop an implementation plan and submit a project proposal.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Presentation

Assessment Title Presentation
Assessment Due Date Week 12
Return Date to Students Week 13
Weighting 20%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Presentation is a face to face submission. Presentation Slides will need to be submitted online.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify and explain a suitable project management problem that warrants research.

2. Define the problem in the form of a research question that incorporates project management philosophies and principles.

3. Analyse and determine a research methodology that integrates research tools and methodologies in order to solve the problem.

4. Conduct a preliminary literature review, evaluate literature, develop an implementation plan and submit a project proposal.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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