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MGT8022 Project-Based Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise

Other requisites

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The course examines the following: (1) an overview of the nature of projects and how they differ from ongoing business activities; (2) the importance of systems theory to the effective management of projects including the gateways between phases of the project life cycle; (3) the significance of initiating projects effectively so there is consensus between key stakeholders as to what the objectives are and the processes by which to achieve them; (4) the value of comprehensive planning for achieving project objectives with minimal disruptions within each stage of the project; (5) the utilisation of quantitative and qualitative tools that have been developed to assist managers achieve project success based on defined criteria; (6) incorporation of established guidelines for managing risk and achieving the optimal quality for both project deliverables and the processes by which they are delivered; (7) the soft skills expected of contemporary project managers in creating appropriate organisational structures, and leading highly effective teams; (8) systems that can be incorporated to monitor progress against pre-defined targets and to trigger corrective actions where variances occur to performance criteria; (9) the importance of focusing project resources to ensure completion of all project objectives and deliverables; and (10) the ethical and governance frameworks within which project managers are expected to operate so that the objectives of key stakeholders are not compromised through inequitable behaviours.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2014 Online
Semester 3, 2014 External
Semester 3, 2014 Online