OPM5000 - Organising the project function - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Chivonne Algeo

Not offered in 2018


At least 12 points of level 4 OPM units.


FIT5057, FIT5178, FIT5194


The unit appraises and explores the relationship between projects, programs, and portfolios within an organisational context. It includes governance of the project function, alignment with strategic objectives, and the creation of value for the organisation. Leadership theories and the competencies of project leadership, which are required to support effective governance when managing projects, are reviewed.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critique the application of developing theories of leadership competence and their application to the leadership of projects, programs and portfolios.
  2. Design and communicate suitable advanced governance structures that support the development of a program framework and culture to critically manage risk and uncertainty.
  3. Analyse and evaluate how project-based organisations develop policy and strategy, and formulate structures, including program and portfolio management, to link projects to corporate strategy.
  4. Assess alignment with organisational objectives and strategic goals, and develop, document and prepare a program management business case for an organisation.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Workshop; which comprise lectures and tutorials in block-mode workshops held twice during the semester for two and a half consecutive days, with up to 140 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.

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