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PMGT5888: Global Project Management

This course has been designed to suggest the development of best practices in communication, collaboration and management across international borders. The objectives are to: Understand the challenges faced by a global program and project teams; and, Improve the overall skills and practices of global project managers that will lead international companies to achieve maturity in global project management. Topics include: Introduction to traditional, distributed, and virtual project work; Global projects and requirements; Organisational change and organisational theory; Cross-cultural collaboration; Global project leadership; Trust building and conflict resolution; Coaching over distance; Global communication and channels; Leading a global organisation; Implementing collaborative tools; and, Implementing a Global Project Management Framework.


Academic unit Project Management
Unit code PMGT5888
Unit name Global Project Management
Session, year
Semester 2, 2020
Attendance mode Block mode
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Petr Matous,
Tutor(s) Petr Matous ,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Small continuous assessment In-class quiz
Short quiz during each day of the six workshop days, each worth 5 points
30% Multiple weeks 20 minutes each
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Participation in marked discussion boards
Students will respond to specific discussion tasks and provide feedback
10% Multiple weeks 3 discussion topics
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO7 LO6
Presentation group assignment Mid-term research review presentation
Students will present their review of a selected recent research paper
18% Week 05 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO7 LO4
Presentation group assignment Final case study presentation
Students will present outcomes of their case study of a global project
18% Week 09 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO5
Assignment Final report
Final report compiling research review and case study
24% Week 11 2000 words plus supplementary materials
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Six quizzes: Each day of block will include a short online quiz at a predetermined time probing the students’ preparedness and understanding of the core course content in online lecture materials.
  • Mid-term research review presentation: During live Zoom sessions of the second block, students will present in teams their review of a selected research paper on global project management. Their pre-recorded presentations must be submitted at least one day before the second block.
  • Final case study presentation: During live Zoom sessions of the third block, students will present in teams their case study of a global project. Their pre-recorded presentations must be submitted at least one day before the second block.
  • Final report: Each student will submit their report combining a review of relevant theory and their case study.
  • Participation in discussion boards: Three discussion tasks will be set during the course of the semester, which will include peer-review feedback of others’ students presentations during the live sessions. Students need to contribute in timely, constructive, and professional manner and engage with contributions by others.

Further explanation of each assessment will be provided during the first block.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Students will work in teams on a project that will involve a research review and a case study of a real global project. This will be followed by an individual report development. Project (50 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
The students will pro-actively participate in Live Zoom Sessions, discussing content covered through their independent study of course materials and recommended resources. Block teaching (24 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Ongoing Independent study guided by online content and lectures. Students are expected to undertake 8-10 hours per week of independent study in addition to the workshops. Independent study (60 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Attendance and class requirements

Please note that online Live Zoom sessions will include marked quizzes that will be administered to all students simoultanously during times advertised during the first block session.


Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Course-related materials are all accessible through Canvas.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. understand global project environment
  • LO2. assess potential reasons for global project success or failure
  • LO3. develop individual integrity and professionalism
  • LO4. interact with a team and stakeholders in a professional, respectful, and culturally-aware manner
  • LO5. take into account cultural factors when managing a global project
  • LO6. plan and communicate project goals based on team's culture in order to motivate more effectively.
  • LO7. work effectively in virtual settings

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
The delivery of this unit has been re-designed to comply with requirements of social distancing and pandemic-related university rules regarding assessments.

Work, health and safety

No face-to-face contact has been permitted for this unit.


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