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ENGG1863: Effective Project Communication

Project management is a rapidly growing profession applied across all industries. This subject provides an overview of project management and its relationship to program and portfolio management and the broader business context. The Unit introduces students to variations in project management as interpreted and applied in different industries. It will cover the nature of the project management profession, project career paths and the graduate qualities sought by employers. It introduces the primary professional standards and project management terminology. Projects are constructed and progressed through communication. Effective communication can save a poor project just as much as poor communication can undermine previously successful implementation. This Unit of Study covers the essential skills of effective project communication and sets students up to exercise influence through interpersonal skills and construct patterns of communication suitable to the demands of different projects. This unit will help students develop critical thinking and source and use information in their decision making. Students will focus on personal integrity and reliability as well as self awareness.

Code ENGG1863
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse infrastructure, processes and systems for document management and information flow - introduce configuration management.
  • LO2. develop a communication plan including emphasis on risk and quality, adapting communication to the needs of the audience
  • LO3. construct and nurture networks and alliances
  • LO4. provide clear and structured information to others and verify their understanding
  • LO5. facilitate and promote open communication, demonstrate empathy and listen effectively
  • LO6. promote project vision and goals to gain engagement and commitment
  • LO7. communicate effectively with virtual teams
  • LO8. consciously develop a personal brand