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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Integrate projects into programs allowing for a controllable and manageable level of systems complexity
2Critically analyse and critique simple and complex theories underpinning project management
3Skilfully negotiate complex environments to ensure overall project and program success
4Map and design systems and evaluate complexity within the context of project and program management

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate projects into programs allowing for a controllable and manageable level of systems complexity
  2. Critically analyse and critique simple and complex theories underpinning project management
  3. Skilfully negotiate complex environments to ensure overall project and program success
  4. Map and design systems and evaluate complexity within the context of project and program management

Prescribed texts

  • Hardback edition is 2019. Paperback edition is 2020 however they are the same book. Ebook versions are also available. The SCU library has a small number of licences for electronic versions. : Müller, R, Drouin, N & Sankaran, S , 2020, Organizational Project Management: Theory and Implementation, 1st Ed (Paperback version), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN: 978 1 80037 242 9.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Critical review40%
Case study20%
Presentation40%
Notice

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Fee information

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