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PMGT5886: System Dynamics Modelling for PM

Students should achieve an understanding of dynamical systems methods applied to complex adaptive systems (CAS). CAS is a new approach to engineering and management that studies and models how relationships between parts give rise to collective and dynamic system-level behaviours, for example, in communication and transport networks, megaprojects, social and eco-systems. Effectively implemented, the methods can dramatically improve a manager's effectiveness in today's complex and interconnected business world, by helping to predict and evaluate indirect effects of actions and policies. This course provides managers with many practical quantitative tools to enhance individual, team, and organisational learning, change, and performance.

Code PMGT5886
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. recognise complex scenarios
  • LO2. understand the differences between project management style, situations, and context
  • LO3. build the bridge between system theory and project management
  • LO4. analyse the impact of different scenarios and how they are impacted by the stakeholders decisions
  • LO5. map the the skills needed in a complex project and identify possible gaps
  • LO6. gather and reflect on lessons learnt at the end of the group and individual assignment