PROJECT LEADERSHIP

MGT5PLS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with an introduction to the competencies required to support effective leadership and governance for project management. In this subject you will examine a broad range of project management and leadership concepts to illustrate the significant role that effective project management leadership can have in project and organisational success. You will also examine projects as vehicles of strategic change and transformation.  A range of issues associated with delivering project success will be covered, including: leadership styles and how effective leaders facilitate project success and change; project team planning; human resources in the project context; the role of effective governance, stakeholder management and engagement, and understanding people management practices to align team performance with project outcomes.


SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT5PMT

Co-requisites MGT5PSC and MGT5IPM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Priority given to students enrolled in LMPM: Master of Management (Project Management), then order of application among students enrolled in a course at the City (Collins Street) campus.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOn-line journal articles and chaptersPrescribedTBDTBD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine and Critically analyse major streams of leadership theory and how leadership relates to various aspects of project effectiveness and efficiency.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. As a project leader, demonstrate high level effective and appropriate communication with project team members and different stakeholders.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Determine and address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulate innovative solutions and demonstrate sound decision making related to project management.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Recommend differentiated actions for leaders in different phases of the project lifecycle.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around project leadership. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions and apply learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Khaksar

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual assignment (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual assignment (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Group assignment (1250 words equivalent per student)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective journal (1000 words equivalent)20 02, 03
Individual assignment (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04