Strategic Project Management

INF70005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


Prerequisites

Nil
 
Anti-requisite :
Completion of a unit that is very similar in content or the content overlaps with another unit.

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit 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 and its knowledge areas 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.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge 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.