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MGT3203 Project Management Processes

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3203 if MGT2203 has been previously completed.


Today organisations are constantly needing to adapt to ensure their survival. Organisations increasingly use project management to direct and control initiatives to bring about such change.
Project management tools and techniques can be applied successfully in various domains, for example, introducing new products and services, developing and implementing new policies, restructuring organisations, constructing capital infrastructure, and in the planning, building and implementing of information technology systems.
Contemporary professionals will most certainly be impacted by project work, and many will be responsible for the management of projects. A knowledge of the project management bodies of knowledge, their strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to use and consume project management tools and artefacts are critical for today’s professional.

The course provides an overview, through the use of problem-based learning, of the two dominant methodologies for managing project work: agile and waterfall. These two methodologies vary in their underlying principles, iterative versus incremental, and have distinct toolsets.

In this course students explore the strengths and weaknesses of both methodologies to determine the situations in which they are best applied. The course also equips students to appreciate the similarities and differences between the methodologies and how hybrid approaches may operate in practice.

For both the agile and waterfall methodologies they will develop, through group learning, skills in applying the foundational concepts and tools to real-world problems.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023