PROJECT LEADERSHIP

MGT5PLS

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to the competencies of project leadership required to support effective governance of the project management process. The subject will examine a broad range of project management and leadership concepts as a means of illustrating the significant role that effective project management leadership can make to project and organisational success. The subject will examine a range of issues associated with delivering project success including: leadership styles and how effective leaders facilitate project success and change; project team planning; project organisation structures; project staffing; 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-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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.

Learning resources

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the principles, skills and techniques required for the effective management of projects and the integration of a project management model within the organisational structure.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Examine and analyse major streams of leadership theory and how leadership relates to various aspects of organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Justify and manage project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Provide strategic project management advice and utlise leadership skills and team work skills to plan and guide the implementation of projects across diverse project management contexts.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size38

Enrolment information Room size TBA

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class test20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group assignment (1500 words per student)30
Group presentation (500 words per student)10