CQUniversity Unit Profile
PPMP20012 Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems
Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems
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General Information

Overview

The unit introduces you to systems thinking, systems engineering and systems management principles, concepts, tools and techniques for project, program and portfolio managers (PPPM). Systems thinking offers you a powerful perspective to help design clever and enduring solutions. In your study, you will learn how to effectively apply systems engineering and systems management to organise complex projects. You will also identify the implementation of systems to create outputs and manage information flows. You will study contemporary developments in PPPM using international software, standards and knowledge bases as well as modelling and simulation techniques. As a consequence of managing PPPM information, you will be able to support effective knowledge management and decision making in an organisation.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite Units: PPMP20007 & PPMP20009

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 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

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. Portfolio
Weighting: 35%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
4. Online Test
Weighting: 25%

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 Moodle feedback

Feedback

Clash between assessment timing and other units causing students to have too great a workload in crucial ending weeks.

Recommendation

The timing and grading of assessments will be changed to enable better time management by students.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental principles of system thinking to project, program and portfolio management
  2. Demonstrate the use of system thinking tools and techniques to solve complex problems
  3. Discuss contemporary developments and the importance of project, program and portfolio application systems
  4. Explain the importance for project management application systems to enable knowledge management and decision making
  5. Evaluate the importance of project management application systems to monitor performance and manage change across projects, programs and portfolios.

The unit contributes to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake profession certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.

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 5
1 - Portfolio - 35%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
4 - Online Test - 25%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio - 35%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
4 - Online Test - 25%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

The Standard for Portfolio Management Fourth Edition (2017)

Authors: Project management institute (PMI)
Newtown Square, PA
ISBN: 9781628253962
Binding: eBook
Prescribed

The Standard for Program Management Fourth Edition (2017)

Authors: Project Management Institute
Newtown Square, PA
ISBN: 9781628251968
Binding: eBook

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Thao Trinh Unit Coordinator
p.trinh@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Overview of Program and Portfolio Management

Chapter

Readings
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4

  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Unit Introduction

Lecture 1

Tutorial 1: Week 1 Q & A


Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Strategic Alignment in Program and Portfolio Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 2

Tutorial 2: Week 2 Q & A


Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

System Thinking in Program and Portfolio Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 3

Tutorial 3: Week 3 Q & A-case study discussion

Forum Discussion (Portfolio part 1) due

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Program/Portfolio Management Life Cycle

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 4

Tutorial 4


Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Program and Portfolio Governance Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 5

Tutorial 5

Forum Discussion (Portfolio part 2) due

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 6

Tutorial 6

The quiz (10%) opens on Monday at 09:00 AM (AEST) and closes on Friday at 11.59 PM (AEST)


Online Quiz Due: Week 6 Friday (23 Apr 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Portfolio Performance Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 7

Tutorial 7

Forum Discussion (Portfolio part 3) due

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Program and Portfolio Communication Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 8

Tutorial 8


Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Program and Portfolio Risk Management 

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 9

Tutorial 9

Forum Discussion (Portfolio part 4) due

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Program Management Supporting Processes

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) by Simon Moore.
  • Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, by Anand Sanwal.
  • Project Portfolio Management, Leading the Corporate Vision (2007) by Shan Rajegopal, Phili McGuin and James Waller.
  • “Portfolio Management for New Products,” (Second Edition) by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, 2001 Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0514-4
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 10

Tutorial 10

Submission of the individual assessment (Consolidated portfolio- 35%) due on Friday at 11:59 PM (AEST)



Consolidated Portfolio Due: Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Advanced Topics in Program and Portfolio Management

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 11

Tutorial 11

Submission of the group assessment (30%) due on Friday at 11:59 PM (AEST)


Group Report Due: Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Advanced Topics in Program and Portfolio Management and Unit Review

Chapter

Readings:
  • The standard for Portfolio Management (PMI)-3rd and 4th edition
  • The Standard for Program Management (PMI)- 3rd and 4th edition

Optional Readings, Case Study, and Web Sites:
  • You will also be required to read some academic journal papers or texts, visit YouTube, or other web sites information.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 12

Tutorial 12


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test (25%)

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Consolidated Portfolio

Task Description

Assignment Overview

You are required to complete questions & activities and summarize them to provide a consolidated portfolio. Your portfolio will provide an account of your learning based on your practice and your critical reflection.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help the students:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of knowledge and skills that includes recent, global developments within the area of program and portfolio management and their applications in professional practice.
  • Develop the capability to investigate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts, and theories and to apply established theories to program and portfolio management practice.

Task

The assignments are in two parts: (1) bi-weekly topic discussion on Moodle forum and (2) final consolidated portfolio report.

In a designated week, one topic related to the weekly lectures would be given. The topic will be given by the end of week 2, 4, 6, 8

  • You are expected to contribute to the topic discussion posted on Moodle forum by Friday before 11:59 pm AEST of the following week ( week 3, 5, 7, 9 respectively). The forum discussion will be closed and will not receive new posts from students after the deadline.
  • You can either start a new thread or comment on an existing one.
  • A response may extend, support, or challenge the post of another student, and your position should be supported with evidence.
  • At the end of this term, you will consolidate your bi-weekly response into a single document which becomes your consolidated portfolio for submission.
  • While the discussion on the Moodle forum focuses on providing and exchanging ideas among students and will not require academic writing. The consolidated portfolio submission should comprehensively discuss the topic and arguments should be supported with evidence. Academic writing including appropriate referencing is required.
  • The consolidated portfolio submission would be due by Friday before 11:59 pm AEST of week 10. 
  • The assessment marking would be given upon this consolidated portfolio. Participation in the bi-weekly discussions on Moodle forum is part of the assessment and will be marked.

Consolidated Portfolio

The consolidated portfolio MUST be submitted as a single document (one file). Evidence of the bi-weekly forum participation should form an appendix to the consolidated portfolio.

Referencing

  • Ensuring you have accurate references is important and will allow the marker to easily identify where your portfolio maps to the unit or other peer-reviewed material.
  • Referencing should be made according to CQU’s APA referencing guide. To locate the guide then Google “CQU APA referencing” and download the PDF file for the current year.
  • It is because of your references and academic proficiency with a critical analysis that you will be able to gain maximum marks.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Portfolio's forum discussion must be submitted biweekly by Friday before 11:59 pm (AEST) with a final consolidated portfolio submitted at the end of week 10.


Return Date to Students

Feedback on each weekly portfolio will be provided normally in the tutorial session in the week following submission. Feedback would be general rather than specific to a student individually. Feedback on the consolidated portfolio would be given in the marking.


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  1. Forum discussion participation with posts that are relevant to the discussion topic and demonstrate an understanding of the topic, comments are appropriate, thoughtful, reflective, and respectful of other’s postings (15%)
  2. Quality and appropriateness of the response to questions that demonstrate arguments supported by evidence (70%).
  3. Clarity of expression, grammar, and spelling (5%)
  4. Strict conformity to CQUniversity Australia APA Referencing Guide (author-date) (5%)
  5. Appropriate presentation and formatting (5%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
To be submitted as weekly Microsoft Word document files then a final consolidated Microsoft Word file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply fundamental principles of system thinking to project, program and portfolio management
  • Discuss contemporary developments and the importance of project, program and portfolio application systems


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Group Report

Task Description

Task Description

Propose a portfolio management plan that would realize a company’s strategic objective
Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to be able to apply systems thinking in coming up with a comprehensive solution to a complex problem. Secondly, this assessment aims to provide you the ability to apply portfolio management principles, practice and tools, and portfolio management information systems in prioritizing and selecting portfolio components and planning portfolio management. Finally, this assignment aims to give you the opportunity to enhance your teamwork, analysis, critical thinking, and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of argument development and academic writing.

Task
  • This is a group assessment (4-5 students).
  • Select a specific strategic objective in CQUniversity's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, Our Future Is You which can be accessed via the following link: https://www.cqu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/97028/CQUniversity_Strategic_Plan_2019-2023.pdf
  • Using systems thinking tools and techniques that might aid project managers to propose a portfolio and its components (i.e. related projects and programs) that will potentially realize a strategic objective.
  • Propose a Portfolio Management Plan to manage the portfolio implementation
  • The portfolio management plan must have all components as stated in the assignment guide provided on Moodle.
  • The team would need to demonstrate the application of project management information systems (e.g. Microsoft portfolio management, Asana, Jira, Monday.com, etc) in managing this project.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  1. A well-developed content with all the components of the portfolio management plan as required (50%)
  2. A demonstration of thorough knowledge and application of relevant program and portfolio management principles, concepts, system thinking methods and theories in designing the solution (15%)
  3. Evidence of using project management information systems in managing the project (10%)
  4. Evidence of group work effort and individual contribution of each member (5%)
  5. Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression arguments in response to the assessment task (5%)
  6. A clear flow of thought throughout the paper with a clear purpose described in the introduction. (5%)
  7. A critical review and integration of relevant academic and professional literature which strictly conform to CQUniversity Australia APA Referencing Guide (5%)
  8. Clarity of expression, grammar, and spelling, appropriate presentation format (5%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate the use of system thinking tools and techniques to solve complex problems
  • Explain the importance for project management application systems to enable knowledge management and decision making


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz

Task Description

  • You will be required to complete a series of multiple choice quiz questions related to the material and topics covered in the first 5 weeks of this unit.
  • The quiz will be available from Monday 09:00 AM to Friday 11:59 PM in Week 6 on the Moodle website.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (23 Apr 2021) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

The quiz will be graded in Moodle


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

  • There will be multiple-choice questions in the quiz which will be randomly selected from a pool of questions.
  • You may attempt the quiz 2 times and your average score will apply.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply fundamental principles of system thinking to project, program and portfolio management
  • Demonstrate the use of system thinking tools and techniques to solve complex problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

This is an open book test.

  • The test will be of 2 hours duration (120 minutes + 15 minutes perusal time).
  • You will read the questions, write your answers, check, and finally submit your answers back into Moodle within 135 minutes.
  • The test consists of 5 questions. Questions will be RANDOMLY pulled out from the question bank. Hence, students will not receive the same set of questions.
  • You should make sure you complete your test answers within the given time-frame.
  • The test schedule is fixed and applicable to all students on all campuses.

    The test will close and be submitted automatically at the end of the time

    There is only ONE submission attempt during the allocated exam time.


Assessment Due Date

During the Review/Exam Week. Specific date and time would be advised later during the term.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

The test consists of five questions, each being worth 5 of the 25 marks available.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss contemporary developments and the importance of project, program and portfolio application systems
  • Evaluate the importance of project management application systems to monitor performance and manage change across projects, programs and portfolios.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?