Project Innovation Management (PMGT5875)


This course focus on the impact of innovation into the project management practice. Important trends in innovation in project organisation, management and delivery are identified and their implications for project management explored. Major topics include: trends, such as ``open source``model rather than protected intellectual property innovation structure; impact of the open innovation structure on organisational project management; improved understanding of the client requirements and achievement of quality goals through tools and methodologies based on an user driven approach; distribution of innovation over many independent but collaborating actors; and the importance of diverse thinking toolkits(for example: design thinking, systems thinking, integrative thinking, and hybrid thinking) that empower users to innovate for themselves.

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Lecture 10 hrs; Tutorial 4 hrs. May also be offered in block mode.


Through semester assessment (100%)

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