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FIT5194 Computer based global project management - Semester 1, 2015

This unit together with FIT5057 provides a holistic approach to project management. The emphasis of this unit is on theoretical foundation of project management in global environment, and adequate level of understanding of skills necessary for people to be involved in and managing projects globally. The practical exercises and relevant case studies will familiarize students with as many of current issues/problems/solutions as possible, and thus increase their ability to recognize the potential pitfalls in managing projects globally and provide appropriate solutions for them.

Mode of Delivery

Caulfield (Evening)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing tutorial and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Unit Relationships


FIT5057 or MBA9052

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer


Joze Kuzic

Consultation hours: Any time by email appointment

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Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
  • analyse and evaluate theories and concepts of program and portfolio project management in a global context;
  • assess and synthesise diverse information regarding the ways of achieving maturity in global project management;
  • evaluate innovative ideas and strategies for managing global projects;
  • demonstrate and modify relevant software methodologies in creating and managing project databases;
  • develop professional/personal skills - team work; leadership; ethical behaviour; analytical skills, including lateral problem solving and critical thinking.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Introduction and overview No tutorial in Week 1
2 International projects Exercises/discussions
3 Cultural issues in GPM Exercises/discussions
4 Legal aspects of GPM Exercises/discussions
5 Project management in Asia 1 Exercises/discussions
6 Project management in Asia 2 In-Class Test
7 Project management in Europe 1 Exercises/discussions
8 Project management in Europe 2 Exercises/discussions
9 Project management in North America Exercises/discussions
10 Entrepreneurial aspects of GPM Exercises/discussions. Assignment (Project Proposal) due
11 Developing multinational project teams Exercises/discussions
12 Innovation and PMBOK Exercises/discussions
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach helps students to initially encounter information at lectures, discuss and explore the information during tutorials, and practice in a hands-on lab environment.

Assessment Summary

Examination (3 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
In-Class Test 25% Week 6
Assignment (Project Proposal) 35% Week 10
Examination 1 40% To be advised

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    In-Class Test
    Students are to answer a set of multple choice questions and/or provide answers to questions from the areas already covered in the class.
    Criteria for assessment:

    Ability to answer the questions in accordance with the material covered in the lectures so far. It is an individual task.

    Due date:
    Week 6
  • Assessment task 2
    Assignment (Project Proposal)
    In syndicates of 4, students are to explore, document opportunities, and write a project proposal to undertake a project of their choosing in Asia, or Europe.
    Criteria for assessment:

    Ability to analyse the market in a particular region, match the newly found opportunities with their company/team capabilities, and write the project proposal.

    Each syndicate will have to submit the division of the work on the assignment, for each syndicate member, in case marks need to be adjusted for lack of adequate individual contribution.

    Due date:
    Week 10


  • Examination 1
    3 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:

Learning resources

Reading list

This unit does not have a text book, therefore a reference list will be given in each lecture when applicable.

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:

  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Graded assignments without comments
  • Test results and feedback

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an electronic submission). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Other Information


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Graduate Attributes Policy

Student Charter

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis.

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