Complex Project Leadership (PMGT5898)


This unit will offer students an innovative way of looking at projects and treating them as complex adaptive systems. Applying the principles of systems thinking will assist project managers and leadership teams in formulating approaches to management and leadership of challenging and large-scale initiatives. The expected outcomes of this unit include: Exploring how systems thinking and complexity theories can be used to find new, creative ways to think about and manage projects; Diagnose complexity on a wide range of projects; Understand and manage the complexity of the business problem and use a range of systems thinking approaches and management modelling techniques to determine the most effective approach to managing all aspects of a project based on the level of complexity involved.

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