Overview

This unit enables students to learn how to lead and manage effectively in difficult environments. It examines approaches to managing large collaborative projects including global and international initiatives, portfolio management and program management. Students will develop an understanding of leadership roles in in complex environments and demonstrate the ability to implement portfolio management frameworks and evaluate the realisation of project benefits. On completion of this unit students should be able to apply systems thinking in the development of creative approaches to project management including the application of collaborative communication tools to support complex project environment.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of theory and practice in the leadership and management of complex project environments
  • Critically evaluate and develop approaches for managing projects in international and global contexts
  • Analyse business scenarios and implement the most appropriate project, program and portfolio solutions
  • Critically evaluate and develop innovative responses to the management of virtual projects and virtual project teams
  • Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
On-campus
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
Online
Lecture
1.00 12 weeks 12
TOTAL150

OUA

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 20 - 30% 1,2,3,4 
Assignment 2Individual 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4 
Assignment 3Group 30 - 40% 2,3,5 

Content

  • The Impact of Complexity on the Business Environment
  • Leading Projects through Complexity  
  • Complexity and Project Management Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Program Management
  • Global Project Management
  • Complexity and Human Resource Management
  • Complexity and Project Governance
  • Complexity and Procurement
  • Complexity, Uncertainty and Risk

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.