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SSUD12-207: Project Planning and Scheduling January 2021 [Standard - Project Planning and Scheduling]

General information

This subject covers the detailed planning and time management of construction projects. It develops key skills in activity sequencing and resource estimation, network development, precedence and arrow diagrams, free and total float calculation, critical path method, risk management, resource allocation and levelling, line of balance, monitoring and control, schedule compression and its impact on productivity. Time management software is used to plan and manage project activities. Practical tutorial activities are used extensively in this subject.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD12-207
Subject title:Project Planning and Scheduling
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Standard

Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Lecture
  • Computer Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Laboratory
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Personal Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: As successful completion of this subject is heavily dependent on participation during all scheduled sessions, attendance will be monitored. Most sessions build on the content of the previous one. It is difficult for a student to recover if a session is missed. It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on any content missed and to complete set work outside class. It is also necessary for students to engage proactively and contribute positively in discussions, analyses and case studies. The assessments are an important part of developing the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil the minimum requirements of this subject. In addition to ‘remote’ face-to-face contact time, students should plan to spend a minimum of 84 hours undertaking preparation/out of class work/personal study for this subject. This is intended as a general guide only for workload planning. More time may be required depending on the student's comprehension of the content delivered in class and aptitude for the subject. Please note that subsequent subjects assume the student has a full understanding of this subject - this content will not be repeated.

Resources

Prescribed resources:
  • Uher, T. and Zantis, A. (2011). Programming and Scheduling Techniques. Second, Spon Press
  • Burke, R. (2013). Project Management Techniques (College Edition). [Book] Burke Publishing.
  • Harris, P.E. (2007). Planning and scheduling using Microsoft Office Project 2007. [Book] Eastwood Harris, Pty Ltd.
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
[email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Assurance of learning

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Prepare and implement a schedule of activities necessary to manage a project.
  2. Implement planning processes to ensure projects are completed on time.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between time and other key factors such as cost, quality and risk.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of allocation of resources to projects.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of applying risk management techniques.
  6. Demonstrate basic skills in the use time management software to manage projects.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Analysis Time schedule and Risk Analysis (Individual) 60% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Take-home Examination Scheduling tasks and situational questions (Individual) 40% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Subject introduction; What a project is, is not, and what project managers do; Why time is money.

How to define the scope of the project and prepare a scope statement; How to create a Work Breakdown Structure with an appropriate level of detail; Scope creep and its impact on the project.

Schedule logic and preceding activities; Exploration of different types of logical relationships among project tasks; What milestones, critical path and float do in the schedule.

Creating a schedule using Microsoft Project.

Determining a project's total duration and activities' free and total float using the critical path method.

Network analysis and how to translate a precedence diagram into a schedule with actual dates; Different types of calendars in a project; Bar charts and other display formats of a project schedule; How to estimate the activities' cost and duration; Introduction to cash flows.

What risk management is and what processes it involves.

PERT analysis and its application to determining the schedule's likelihood of success.

How to control the schedule through the comparison of planned and actual performance; Constraints and assumptions.

Exploration of resources to be used in a project; Resource leveling and its impact on the project.

How to use the Line of Balance technique for projects that include repetitive activities.

How to use the crashing approach in compressing the project's schedule.

Approved on: Jul 27, 2020. Edition: 3.3