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PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
Executing and Closing Projects
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General Information


This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage project execution and closure, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders. You will learn about various activities involved in executing a project plan, such as managing project resources, monitoring project progress, and controlling project risks. You will learn about the importance of communication and collaboration among team members and stakeholders during the project execution phase. You will be able to identify the practical application of project monitoring, control systems, and the management of issues, such as scope creep, risk, quality, and baseline changes, arising during the execution. You will also learn about the importance of proper project closure, including finalizing deliverables, conducting post-project evaluations, and documenting project outcomes.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2024


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback


There was a lack of resource availability to support the completion of assessments and facilitate learning for each topic covered.


Assessment documentation is to be reviewed and updated to better support students in completing their assessments. Students will be encouraged to do further research.

Feedback from Student feedback


A bit of misalignment was observed between assessments and the lectures. The assessments could be better aligned to the lectures.


The lectures and assessment topics are to be reviewed and updated to ensure alignment.

Feedback from Student feedback


Both the tutor and lecturer are very helpful. They have excellent teaching skills to ensure students understand the lesson and tasks.


The teaching team will continuously work hard to engage students in the class for comprehensive learning of the best project management practices in real-life fields toward developing skilled manpower for the industry.

Feedback from Student feedback


Students love to have real-life case discussions in class and ensure they are engaged in the lectures.


The teaching team will focus on discussing more real-life cases in class with special care. They will also use appropriate teaching techniques to engage students in class.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the processes applied during project executing and closing.
  2. Examine and apply project monitoring and control processes to ensure that the project is effectively managed, and status is accurately reported.
  3. Discuss and analyse project closure activities.
  4. Appraise the success of a project and provide recommendations to improve performance on future projects based on the lessons learned.

This unit will satisfy one of the core requirements for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation in the postgraduate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses. This unit is also part of an accreditation package granted by the ACS. The unit contributes to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake professional certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 8 (the SFIA code is included)

  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Audit (AUDT)
  • Risk Management (BURM)
  • Governance (GOVN)
  • Quality Management (QUMG)
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Control (CHMG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

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This information will be available on Monday 17 June 2024
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