Course Title: Leadership in Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leadership in Project Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4304

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Michelle Turner

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3478

Course Coordinator Email: michelle.turner@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses BUSM4168 Project Management Processes.
 


Course Description

In this course you will develop your conceptual and practical knowledge of leadership as this applies to the field of project management. The objectives of this course are to provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise required to work effectively as part of a project team, and to develop your capacity to collaborative with your peers in order to successfully meet established project deliverables. You will also build your knowledge of how project success is measured, and of the role diverse stakeholder management and engagement plays in achieving effective project management.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute research based or professionally focused project management projects, demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify how leadership principles and practices: contribute to project outcomes; and determine project success in both local and global contexts
• Apply theoretical knowledge of leadership and teamwork,and critical relfective thinking, to project management contexts and scenarios
• Analyse  the principles of team dynamics and identify the role these principles play in project success
• Discuss the role leadership plays in shaping organisational cultures

Critically reflect on the effectiveness of leadership decision making


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through series of face to face lectures and workshops. Learning activities in this course will include case study exercises, class discussions and group work. Key concepts and their application will be explained and illustrated in lectures and workshops with opportunities to discuss their use in case studies during workshops. Active and constructive participation in group discussions is expected in addition to wider reading and careful planning for assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be provided with lecture notes, workshop material, reading lists 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, including leadership in project management.


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 individual assignment, group assignment and/or Exam.

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 (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .