Leading Complex Projects

PRM70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Aims and objectives

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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
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