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MGT3203 Project Management Processes

Short Description: Project Management Processes
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 080315 - Project Management
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 28 November 2021


Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3203 if MGT2203 has been previously completed.

Other Requisites

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


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 28 November 2021