MIS398 - Project Management


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

From Trimester 1 2016, for students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 must pass MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101 and must pass 3 credit points at levels 2 and/or 3.

For all other students: must have passed 3 credit points at levels 2 and/or 3.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SIT374
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week

4 x 2 hour lab per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

11 x 2 hour class

4 x 2 hour lab per trimester


Project management is rapidly becoming a standard way of doing business, whether it be constructing buildings, providing emergency aid services or launching a new product. Organisations have recognised that the powerful set of tools that this result-oriented management style offers have the ability to improve their ability to plan, implement and manage activities, to successfully compete in the global markets. Conversely, competing in global markets influenced by change, innovations and time to market, require organisations to manage multiple projects. To be able to select and manage projects that contribute positively to the strategic direction, an integrative approach is needed. This unit provides students with an insight into Scrum or Agile project management and its application in organisations. It offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge in specific tools and techniques of project management; and analyse the process of integrating projects into organisations so as to contribute positively to strategic directions. It also examines some of the current issues in project management and describes project management career paths.



Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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