MIS798 - Project Management


2021 unit information

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

For M622 and M722 students: Successful completion of MIS701 and MIS761

For all other students: Successful completion of 2 Postgraduate level units.


For M622 and M722 students: Nil

For all other students: MBA705 or MIS776 or MPM701

Incompatible with: SIT764
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 3 hour class per week (Please note: there will be some laboratory component, please see DeakinSync for details)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 11 scheduled online workshops.


Project Management is undoubtedly one of the most important skills in management as modern organisations shift from traditional management to project based management. This unit examines project management in the exciting, dynamic, innovative, virtual, information enabled, and knowledge intensive organisational environment. Consequently, this unit emphasises skills as well as techniques that can be derived from traditional and Agile project management and explores innovations relevant for the successful management of projects. It also investigates the task of managing project knowledge which is regarded as a central skill for managing future projects. The project management methodologies taught in this unit are based on Agile Project Management and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Aspects covered in this unit include: overviews of project management; the Agile philosophy; planning processes; project communication; human and social aspects of project management; procurement tools; techniques and enabling technologies. Students are also able to apply the learning and teamwork skills in a simulated project management environment.

Hurdle requirement

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

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