6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
At least 12 points of level 4 OPM units.
This unit explores projects as primarily social constructs, where sense-making and adaptive behaviours are required to accommodate local contexts, dynamics, and personal attributes. The perception of projects as primarily a process is critically examined. The concepts of systems thinking and cultural practices are explored to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between various elements of a project, and the environment in which they are executed.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Critique the theory and concepts of systems thinking applied in a project management context.
- Appraise and evaluate adaptive behaviours between a project and its environment using the theory of sense-making.
- Interpret the differences between a social construct and a technical process when managing projects.
- Manage the interaction between a project and its environment.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Workshop; which comprise lectures and tutorials in block-mode workshops held twice during the semester for two and a half consecutive days, with up to 140 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.
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