Course Title: Project Management Leadership

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management Leadership

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM1282

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2012

BUSM1282

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

BUSM2080

City Campus

Research

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2012

BUSM2080

City Campus

Research

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM1282

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Christina Scott-Young

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9225 3198

Course Coordinator Email: christina.scott-young@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.55


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NONE


Course Description

This course focuses on how project leaders can make a positive difference to project and organisational success. Particular attention is paid to the nature of effective project management leadership in this process. The course will introduce you to specialised project management and leadership concepts which you will be able to apply to the realisation of a project. You will develop your knowledge of how leaders facilitate project success and of how leadership strategies, including stakeholder management, impact on project success. You will also develop your knowledge of the role of governance and organisational infrastructure in delivering project success, and develop your ability to lead transformations to deliver and optimise project success and outcomes.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

This course will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

If you are enrolled in the MC210 Master of Project Management, in this course 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
  • Apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision making related to your professional practice and the discipline
  • Provide strategic project management advice and utilise leadership skills and team work skills to plan and guide the implementation of projects across diverse project management contexts, contributing to the discipline and professional arena


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. Analyse the implications of project success or failure
  2. Identify project management leadership strategy which effectively responds to the dynamics and challenges inherent in project management
  3. Analyse how project leaders can facilitate effective stakeholder management
  4. Analyse and discuss how culture impacts upon stakeholder’s views 
  5. Identify the competencies, drivers and inhibitors of effective project management leadership practices
     


Overview of Learning Activities

Your in-class learning activities will be supported by a mix of online leadership self-assessment tasks and readings.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A range of resources will be available to assist your learning including class notes, journal articles, reference lists and conference papers.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment consists of:

Task 1: Shared leadership project: Identify the evidence-based characteristics and skills of an effective project leader. Lead one part of the team project. Provide constructive, developmental feedback to other team members.  30% weighting.  CLOs 2, 3 & 5.

Task 2: Case presentation: Case study on project leadership.  Lead one part of the team project. Provide constructive, developmental feedback to other team members.  30% weighting.  CLOs1 – 5.

Task 3: Individual Reflective Report:  Assess own leadership attributes and skills and create an action plan for further leadership development. 40% weighting. CLO5.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.