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PMGT5875: Project Innovation Management

Innovation is widely-recognised as a major driver of economic growth.  This unit addresses innovation and creativity in projects as well as innovation projects that are set up with the purpose of achieving innovation in products, systems or practices.  Techniques and approaches for developing and communicating creative solutions and stimulating a culture of innovation, applicable to all projects, will be covered. Innovation projects can be challenging as they typically involve a high level of uncertainty and these will be given specific attention including management at the individual project level, organisational level and across networks of organisations, beginning with an exploration of several different process models of the stages through which innovation projects progress and addressing issues that impact such projects, including intellectual property. Using focused case studies, structures and processes that organisations can provide to enable innovation will be analysed including impact of collaboration and other networks, national innovation policies and systems, and trends towards open innovation. 

Code PMGT5875
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. match innovation, projects and different organisational contexts
  • LO2. identify the impact of innovation in different organisational and business environment
  • LO3. incorporate new methodologies to guarantee a successful project delivery
  • LO4. add new measures to control and monitor projects
  • LO5. add innovation principles to the project management phases
  • LO6. implement new methods to control project phases
  • LO7. interpret different methodologies under different contexts.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.