Unit Description

Learning to become comfortable and competent in addressing major management issues and decisions in a project-based organisation is the overall objective of this unit. You will develop your understanding of the principles of project management from a middle to senior managerial perspective and develop skills to plan and manage projects with a range of teams.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the principles, skills, and techniques required for the management of projects and the integration of project management concepts within a contemporary organisation's structure
  • Discuss current project management principles and best-of-breed practices and how they relate to and mesh with the management of organisational structures
  • Analyse the risks associated with implementing and executing organisation-centric projects and the development of the necessary contingency plans
  • Evaluate the importance of teamwork, leadership, and the practical application of team-based skills in managing human resources within a project environment
  • Evaluate the organisation's business structure requirements against the project management framework to guide the developers and implementers of an emerging project-based operation
  • Demonstrate a high order of skill in analysis, critical thinking, communication, and professional application
  • Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to resolve problems, and to think rigorously and independently

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of Managing a Project-Based Organisation relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Workplace Project (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Project Management Office Implementation (45%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (20%)