Leading Complex Projects

PRM70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Hawthorn (Multi modal) Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 HOL Study Period 3

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

14 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

15 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

21 Sep 20

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Oct 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20

Last withdraw without fail:
21 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

 pre 2020 code INF70007
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.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Develop advanced knowledge of theory and practice in the leadership and management of complex project environments
2. Critically evaluate and develop approaches for managing projects in international and global contexts
3. Analyse business scenarios and implement the most appropriate project, program and portfolio solutions
4. Critically evaluate and develop innovative responses to the management of virtual projects and virtual project teams
5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team