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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

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

  • LO1. Apply conceptual thinking to define situations and strategies
  • LO2. Promote an holistic view of the project and its context to improve decision-making
  • LO3. Critically question and challenge assumptions
  • LO4. Apply logical reasoning to construct and deconstruct arguments
  • LO5. Inform critical thinking with considerations of human and social aspects of the project
  • LO6. Select from a variety of critical thinking approaches to suit the situation
  • LO7. Employ critical thinking to leverage pluralism in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment