|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||5 February 2023|
Enrolment is not permitted in MGT8074 if MGT8027 has been previously completed.
Today the project manager is very much a front-line person who has to deal with a wide range of people in the project world such as team members, stakeholders, and sponsors. These people are also positioned in junior, middle, and senior management inside and outside the host organisation. As well as successful teamwork, it is becoming apparent that the role of stakeholders is crucial to the successful delivery of projects, as is the importance of developing a sponsor culture within the organisation to support collaborative practices. The project manager therefore needs to know and understand the structure and function of the project organisations; how capabilities are harnessed and delivered through people, teamwork, and relationship management; how information systems and communication channels, policies and processes, and authority and power can facilitate the delivery of needs and satisfaction across those in the project world.
This course examines the role of the project manager and her/his emerging role as a leader and advisor within the project organisation setting. The course covers common practices underlying the structure and design of the modern project focused organisation to harness the power of individuals and teams to build organisational ability around project work. It requires students to undertake part of their learning activities in a team-based environment to highlight the challenges of team membership and team leadership. It examines the role of the project manager as leader of project teams and relationship builder. It also addresses the role of projects in corporate society and examines the socio-cultural challenges that arise.