OPM4001 - Managing the project context - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Chivonne Algeo

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Students must be enrolled in course B6006, B6009, B6010, B6018, B6019 or C6006.


FIT5057, FIT5178, FIT5194.


This unit focuses on developing the ability to critically apply a diverse range of communication styles, structures and techniques in a project environment. The unit will emphasise the role that communication plays in managing project human resources and stakeholders, and the impact organisational culture and politics has on these activities. Additionally, the unit will address project management as a profession, and its ethics and competency standards


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

  1. Research, select and apply strategies, protocols and innovative methods for effective and efficient communications and management across all stakeholders.
  2. Interpret and manage the impact of human resources, organisational culture and politics on projects.
  3. Identify and analyse the ethical dimensions associated with project management decisions, use and quality.
  4. Reflect on and analyse the need for competency and ethical standards that are required for the profession of project management practice.
  5. Work together in a team and reflect on how the team can improve its performance.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Project management