Course Title: Managing Project Teams

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Project Teams

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Michelle Turner

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3478

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

  • This course examines the role the project manager plays in managing their team and will develop your knowledge of how to manage individual differences and how to foster team cohesion. You will also explore how different managerial styles determine team structure, and develop your knowledge of how current theoretical frameworks inform team function. This course will develop your critical understandings of the relation between team management and organisational strategic objectives and vision, and will build your understanding of project team strategies to support positive work life interaction.

The objectives of this course are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you will be able to: identify and apply team management principles to ensure effective team management practice; and undertake independent research within the specialised field of project team management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

If you are enrolled in MC065 you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Critical Analysis
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Leadership

If you are enrolled in MC210 you will develop the following Program Learning Outcomes

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management
  • Critically analyse synthesise and reflect on project management theory and developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse effective project team management in relation to both your own professional practice or related experience, industry feedback and theoretical academic knowledge
  • Conduct a literature review of relevant material to support your conception of effective project team management
  • Undertake a case study analysis of an industry based project team
  • Formulate and justify a series of recommendations to improve project team function and performance
  • Analyse the relationship between project team management and organisational objectives and success

Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a variety of lectures and workshops. Your understanding of managing project teams, including team function and team dynamics will be developed through a range of learning activities including class discussions, debates, guest speakers, team based scenarios and your analysis of industry based case studies.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Your learning in this course will also be supported through the provision of lecture slides, readings, and relevant journals.


Overview of Assessment

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course. The assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, project reports and individual and group assignments.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. 

A student charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your Lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and detailed at