MGI512 The Project Lifecycle (8)


This subject is focused on the role of the entire Project Management Lifecycle as a means of delivering organisational change. The subject will guide the student from the start of a project idea, through planning, creation of deliverables and handover to the customer or client. An appreciation of what controls and processes are needed to maximise chances of long term success will be gained. This subject will particularly help the student understand and leverage the value and importance of those phases of the project lifecycle that precede and follow the execution phase.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI512
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Master of Business Administration (Computing)
Master of Management (Information Technology)
Master of Project Management
Master of Systems Development


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to justify the importance of Project Lifecycle Frameworks;
  • be able to critically evaluate the project lifecycle in organisational change;
  • be able to determine the role of adequate project planning and communication in long term project success;
  • be able to create and explain a sound business case for successful project implementation;
  • be able to critically analyse business processes using best practice process modelling and mapping techniques; and
  • be able to create a project handover and completion plan for long term success of organisational change.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to the Project Lifecycle and defining project success
  • Change management principles and how projects fit
  • Project definition and the business case
  • Process mapping and business analysis
  • The Project Management Plan
  • Creating a project scope and managing its changes
  • Project execution
  • The role of risk and quality on project success
  • Project communication
  • Project Closure and Handover


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.