Strategic Project Management

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More 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


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



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.