Course Title: The Project Managers Workshop

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Project Managers Workshop

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 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Tayyab Maqsood

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3916

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is expected that students should have some knowledge of Project Management theory and practice.

Course Description

This course builds on the student’s knowledge and experience of project management, organisational dynamics, self-management and team management. The Project Manager’s Workshop will typically expand the student’s view on different styles and techniques required to manage business driven outcome multi-functional projects that have Board or at least executive management visibility.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course will present students with the opportunity to (further) develop the following graduate capabilities through experiential learning exercises, class discussions and the team project.
• Knowledge in all PM areas: Preparation for and participation in the group case study discussions in-group debates on relevant topics.
• Critical Analysis: Preparation for and participation in classroom discussions, specifically the ability to suggest areas for resolution of day-to-day problems.
• Creativity: The ability to discover and discuss alternative applications of theoretical concepts to actual practice.
• Communications; Experiential application of the communication theories discussed in the workshops and debates.
• Teamwork; Students will be required to work in teams to complete the team project work, they will be required to demonstrate their ability to work together and deliver a cohesive final report.
• Responsibility: Formulation of workshop groups, cohesive debates and delivery of the final project report.

At the conclusion of the course students should be able to:
• Effectively manage the start-up process for a multi-functional business project;
• Understand the specific governance requirements for a multi-functional project;
• Recognise and respond to risks in delivering multi-functional business projects;
• Utilise the take-away tools, techniques and templates

Overview of Learning Activities

The course consists of a series of interactive workshops that cover a variety of topics related to multi functional project management. The topics are not intended as an exhaustive series. However, they will provide a context for the students’ own learning. Students are expected to bring to the course their academic and professional experiences and take responsibility for their own learning to enable them to contribute further to the community and their own professional development. The workshops will be a mixture of interactive learning and case studies. Students will be given a number of templates and examples that can be immediately applied to any multi functional project.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources will comprise a combination of lecture notes, workshop material, reading list and case study material.
 You will be expected to utilise library and electronic resources (as well as any other appropriate resources) to engage in professional reading of relevant project management literature.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include written report and/or verbal presentation.

Feedback will be provided throughout this semester in class and/or online discussion. Feedback will include individual and group feedback on class exercises and will also be provided via individual consultation.

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.

An assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc