6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
Organisational innovation, R&D and new product/service development are particularly challenging for project management. Such projects are uncertain, ambiguous and complex and require different management approaches. This unit will explore alternative tools and techniques, focusing on design thinking, to provide the necessary means to manage and deliver such projects.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Contrast and evaluate appropriate advanced project management perspectives to meet contextual demands and communicate findings.
- Appraise the concepts of innovation in the context of delivering projects.
- Critique the project management theory in the context of delivering innovation projects.
- Assess the application of design thinking and solution development to manage innovation projects.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Workshop; which comprise lectures and tutorials in block-mode workshops held twice during the semester for two and a half consecutive days, with up to 140 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.
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