The two most commonly identified critical success factors for projects are an appropriately involved and supportive sponsor and an experienced and people-savvy project manager who understands what it takes to create a performance-focused culture. This subject emphasises the people (soft) skills of project management and the qualities of effective project leadership and communication, including emotional intelligence. These comprise leadership maturity, advocacy, strategic awareness, executive presence and project planning skills. Specific topics explore the interaction between project time and human resource management, such as high performance teams, resource planning and productivity, resource allocation and levelling using industry-leading software, ethical behaviour, positive project-corporate politics, stakeholder engagement, influence and persuasion, the art of negotiation and compromise, and conflict management. The application of 'Agile' project management is also introduced and compared to traditional project planning frameworks.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Show competency in project schedule and resource management
2. Manage high performance project teams.
3. Evaluate the characteristics of an effective project manager.
4. Practise scheduling in the context of resource allocation and levelling.
5. Show emotional intelligence in human resource management contexts.
|Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 4 & 9||Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 5 & 10|