Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate theoretical understanding of organisational strategy and the principles of competitive advantage and align these to project management
  2. Critically evaluate project management principles, practices, methodologies, tools and techniques and align these to the strategic objectives of organisations
  3. Critically analyse complex project management problems and identify appropriate solutions to these in the organisational context
  4. Critically evaluate issues in contemporary project management and communicate about these effectively to a diverse range of stakeholders
  5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • The Project Management Context and Processes and Methodologies
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resources Management
    • Servant Leadership
    • Project Communications Management
    • Principled Negotiation
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-INF70001
  • SWI-HIT7407

Special requirements

No special requirements

Organisations today commonly use a project approach to manage a wide range of strategic initiatives. From small business projects to ones spanning hundreds of people, multiple organisations, countries, languages and cultures, projects are increasingly at the foundation of organisational change. This subject examines the concepts, issues and challenges that are critical for implementing, maintaining and completing projects successfully. The reasons behind contemporary organisations move towards a project approach are considered and the common methodologies tools and techniques of project management are critically evaluated. Students will examine the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the key knowledge areas of project management from a strategic perspective and evaluate how an organisation's individual industry, culture, structure and objectives, may influence the project management approach taken. Students will study the risks and challenges that emerge in project management and the tools that have been developed to address these.

  • Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (30-40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual (30-50%)

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