MIS398 - Project Management


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: 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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour on-campus (livestreamed) lecture (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour on-campus seminar in weeks 1 to 9 and 1 x 2 hour Practical Experience (laboratory) in weeks 4 to 10.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour recorded lecture each week, 1 x 1 hour online seminar (recordings provided) in weeks 1 to 9 and 1 x 2 hour Practical Experience (laboratory) in weeks 4 to 10.


Project management has become a standard way of doing business, whether that's in creative humanistic projects, providing or upgrading business process services or launching a new product. Organisations have recognised that the powerful set of tools this result-oriented management style offers has the capacity to improve their ability to plan, implement and manage activities. This is a requirement to successfully compete in the global markets. Conversely, competing in global markets influenced by change, innovation and time to market, requires organisations to manage multiple projects. To be able to select and manage projects that contribute positively to an organisation's strategic direction, an integrative approach is needed. This unit provides students with an insight into Agile project management (e.g. Scrum Model) 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. In this unit, students will also examine some of the current issues in project management and consider project management career paths.



Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the end-of-unit assessment to evidence a minimum proficiency in the aligned discipline learning outcomes included in this unit.

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