Project Management Foundations
Unit Coordinator: Mike Seymour
INFS2040 is an elective unit within the BIS Major that students can take to learn more about the way projects can shape businesses, the way businesses operate and how they can achieve their end goals.
"This unit allows students to delve into the project management lifecycle and the success of project outcomes through exploring a project’s initiation, execution and completion."
Students can gain a greater understanding of the end-to-end activities involved in the area of project management through hands-on project management techniques and learn about the foundational elements surrounding agile project management methodologies. The unit assumes the knowledge gained in INFS1000.
This unit is fairly heavy in content – it will pay to be consistent in revising course material and making sure content is well understood before moving on to new content.
It will also be highly beneficial to attend lectures in order to engage in the interactive group-based activities throughout the seminars; this helps solidify key concepts covered in the unit and may be useful to draw upon when completing assignments.
Things to Consider Before Enrolling:
There is a generous amount of hands-on activities conducted in class. It is beneficial to form groups early to then participate in these activities together. This unit is one of the more content-heavy units that cover Project Management as well as a wide range of other related content. Students interested in Project Management may consider taking this unit.
Mid-term test (20%)
This MCQ exam consists of both easy and difficult questions. Students are encouraged to be familiar with all relevant content.
Group project (30%)
The group assignment consists of two parts: the report and poster presentation. Teams will benefit from starting the report early, having a brief plan and practising their presentations. Team members should also be familiar with each other’s parts of the report and poster.
Final exam (50%)
This involves a set of short answer questions and may involve an unseen case study. Sufficient time should be dedicated to revising all content in order to be comfortable in completing this final exam.