PPMP20009 - Leading Lean Projects

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Leading Lean Projects will develop your hard and soft skills in project management methodologies and core principles of the lean approach in project management. You will discover the evolving nature of lean principles and explore how project management concepts can be embedded in a continuous improvement initiative. You will learn about leadership competencies that are crucial for delivering successful projects. You will be presented with case studies that highlight the methodologies and lean principles and how they can affect project outputs and outcomes. You will familiarise yourself with the use of common management control systems to illustrate how to successfully lead and deliver lean transformations for projects.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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Perth
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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.94% response rate.

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.

Source: Student comments
Feedback
Reminder of due dates
Recommendation
The Moodle website for the unit to be modified and assessment submission dates provided for student clarity.
Action Taken
The website has been improved with additional learning materials, as noted in Section 4, and submission dates have been reviewed and revised.
Source: PM Discipline committee
Feedback
Unit content needs to better reflect evolution of project management industry best practices (i.e. PMBOK v6).
Recommendation
Revise all unit content to be more pertinent to lean project management processes and revise unit title accordingly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Weekly portfolios to be marked rather than only marking the final consolidated portfolio.
Recommendation
Provide students with a better explanation for the purpose of weekly portfolio submissions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Enhance PowerPoint slide content.
Recommendation
Reduce overlapping of content with material from other units and increase written content on slides.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Provide more practical examples of processes and procedures.
Recommendation
Use YouTube videos and journal articles to help link unit content to practical examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Timing of assignments (all due in the latter part of the term).
Recommendation
Revise submission dates to allow students appropriate time to complete tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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