SCU OnlineStudy Period 6Study Period 6

Unit description

Evaluation of the complex project management processes including: integration, portfolio management, systems mapping, flexibility and adaptability. Students undertake structured and problem-based learning converting the theoretical and practical application of managing portfolios of complex projects.

Unit content

1. Linking Organisational Strategy to Project Strategy

2. Aligning Project to Corporate Strategy

3. Portfolio Management

4. Program Management

5. Value Realisation

6. The Project-Oriented Organisation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 6

  • Hard and soft-copies of the text are available from the John Wiley & Sons website and local and international book sellers. Weekly readings associated with this unit will be sourced primarily from the Wiley Guide to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. Therefore, full access to this text is mandatory for the duration of this unit: Morris, P & Pinto, JK, 2007, The Wiley Guide to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-470-22685-8.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning

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Fee information


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