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We are aiming for an incremental return to campus in accordance with guidelines provided by NSW Health and the Australian Government. Until this time, learning activities and assessments will be planned and scheduled for online delivery where possible, and unit-specific details about face-to-face teaching will be provided on Canvas as the opportunities for face-to-face learning become clear.

Unit of study_

PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations

This course examines the challenges and approaches of managing project-oriented organisations. These could be independent business units or divisions within a larger corporation. Examples are construction contractors, ICT services, RandD units and many internal business units that concurrently undertake multiple projects. Today, more organisations are adopting project management as a management strategy to provide effective and timely solutions to clients. They are adapting organisational architectures to support both 'business as usual' and the multiple projects that are increasingly important to the organisation. Focus is on the relationship between project management and the following: organisational culture, structure, processes, cross-functional teams, project governance, performance management, organisational learning, change and knowledge management. The assessment comprises of a case study team assignment, quizzes and online discussions.

Code PMGT5877
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. communicate complex ideas and concepts in a succinct, coherent and comprehensible manner to multiple stakeholders
  • LO2. explain the basic forms of organisational structures and the schools of thought in organisational design
  • LO3. identify the challenges of managing projects within a complex organisation and apply organisational theory to analysing project organisations
  • LO4. discuss the use of projects as vehicles for implementing strategy; the importance and challenges of realising business benefits and creating value in project organisations
  • LO5. describe the functions of various forms of project governance systems, and the development of project managers in project organisations
  • LO6. evaluate the challenges and approaches to managing organisational change and plan the implementation of change to a project oriented organisation.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.