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PMGT6812: Integrated Project Delivery Approaches

This unit draws on the past experience and critical thinking skills of advanced students in the evaluation of various project delivery, organisational change management and sustainability frameworks that can be used to successfully deliver projects. Students will critically examine different methodologies, standards, tools and techniques and consider how these can be integrated into tailored project delivery approaches that will address the specific requirements and context of each project. Contemporary project delivery frameworks and methodologies are covered in the unit - including Lean Six Sigma, the PMBoK Project Lifecycle and Process Groups, PRiNCE2, Rolling Wave Planning, Concurrent Engineering, Organisational Change Management, Stakeholder Management, Agile methods and others. Students will work on project case studies and be given the opportunity to develop tailored project delivery approaches that address the requirements and context of specific projects. Students will identify key elements of the project and organise them into a coherent and persuasive argument about the recommended project delivery approach, encompassing consideration of the various risks, benefits, costs and processes involved. Students enrolling in this unit are expected to have already developed a basic level of ability in forming and communicating critical judgments. These provide the foundation for the analytical abilities required in determining specific project delivery approaches for complex projects with different characteristics.

Code PMGT6812
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENGG5812

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

  • LO1. apply critical thinking skills and complex decision making frameworks within a project management context in order to prepare and deliver presentations to senior stakeholders, professional peers and team members
  • LO2. give due consideration to contributing to PM knowledge and promoting PM best practice within the project team
  • LO3. critically evaluate developments in PM knowledge and professional practice across a broad range of sources, and advises on operational implications
  • LO4. critically evaluate differing project delivery approaches and their impact on benefits, change, strategy implementation, risk, governance and the triple constraint
  • LO5. give due consideration to stakeholder characteristics and contexts in selecting and adapting different change, benefits, governance and risk management approaches
  • LO6. critically evaluate the different contemporary project delivery frameworks and methodologies including Lean Six Sigma, the PMBoK Project Lifecycle, Agile methods and others
  • LO7. give due consideration to project characteristics and contexts in selecting and adapting different project delivery frameworks, methods and deployment models
  • LO8. critically evaluate project contracting and procurement approaches with due regard for overall project goals, dependencies and business value
  • LO9. make recommendations and provide thorough and convincing rationale for choice of project delivery approaches for different projects
  • LO10. adapt and combine differing project delivery methods for application to projects in different contexts in order to deliver specific project outputs and outcomes (benefits).

Unit outlines

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