OPM5003 - Managing project knowledge - 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



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


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

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