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PMGT2711: Critical Thinking for Projects

Critical questioning is important in all project communication and action. This unit explores ways of testing assumptions, and challenging the logical validity of arguments. The ability to critically question is a fundamental competency for effective project management, whether that be exploring the finer points of contracts, constructing an argument to win a bid or challenging project decisions.

Code PMGT2711
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Appreciate role of critical thinking in project problem solving and structuring
  • LO2. Understand role of cognitive biases in undermining project success
  • LO3. Understand the behavioural and rational reasons for project failure
  • LO4. Appreciate the contribution of reflection to critical thinking
  • LO5. Understand the origins of fallacious conclusions
  • LO6. Appreciate the usefulness of hard and soft concepts in project management
  • LO7. Appreciate the key role of communication in project success
  • LO8. Understand the role of cultural factors in project success
  • LO9. Appreciate the value of dichotomous thinking for project success