OPM5003 - Managing project knowledge - 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 explores the role of formal and informal knowledge networks in project delivery. It focuses on developing an understanding of how project managers acquire and exchange knowledge, and how this knowledge impacts on their actions. The unit incorporates concepts and theories from various disciplines aligned to project management and knowledge management to enrich students' understanding of the socio-technical aspects of project management.


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

  1. Evaluate, assess and communicate different project management perspectives to meet contextual demands.
  2. Critically reflect on and improve practice through effective management of knowledge in a project context.
  3. Contrast and assess the most effective communication techniques to form knowledge networks to manage different project scenarios.
  4. Critically analyse and identify tools and techniques to acquire and exchange knowledge using technical and social approaches in a project context.
  5. Design and apply creative communication techniques to present group responses across different stakeholders and scenarios.


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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