|Short Description:||Project Management Processes|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||080315 - Project Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 October 2020|
Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3203 if MGT2203 has been previously completed.
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. The course also utilises Zoom teleconference technology (software provided by USQ) which requires a microphone and audio output (i.e. headphones or speaker) at a minimum. Ideally, students will also have a webcam to enable video participation in Zoom sessions. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
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.