University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive in Trimester; up to 3 hours per week in Semester
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Individual and group asignments
Syllabus:

The content of the course focuses on exploration of complex systems and the key aspects of these and the benefits for managing complex projects appropriately. There is recognition of reductionist thinking and its benefits and disadvantages; General Systems theory is discussed; Checkland's soft system methodology and Senge's system dynamics provide a context and specific skills. Major topics addressed include Network of essentially parallel systems; Emergence; Self-organisation; Inhabiting the complexity space between order and chaos; Power laws and Paretian behaviour; Scale free and fractal behaviour; Self-organised criticality; Tiny initiating events; Prigogine's dissipating structures theory; Kauffman's fitness landscape; the Environment driving system scope and structure; Dynamism; Attractor cages & Phase space; Path history; Systemic and cascading risk and black swan events; Sense making and common meaning; Identifying leverage points; Systems intelligence.

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Commonwealth supported
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Undergraduate
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Program of Study

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13989 WR03 25 1 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 113, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 26 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Monday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 113, Teaching Room
13991 WR01 25 5 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
19996 WR05 25 16 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
25 Apr - 6 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore/interstate students only. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Automatic Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13987 SE01 75 22 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be recorded during the face-to-face session. See recording in MyUni after the scheduled session.