PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects
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PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Trimester 2
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 assignments

The content of the course focuses on exploration of complex systems and the key aspects of these and the benefits for managing complex projects and programs appropriately. There is recognition of reductionist thinking and its benefits and disadvantages; systems thinking and complexity are discussed; several system methodologies and Senge's system dynamics provide a context and specific skills. Major topics addressed include Network of essentially systems; Emergence; Self-organisation; Complex Adaptive Systems; Edge of Chaos; Systems design; Systemic structure; Systems tools; Mental models; Path history; Systemic and cascading risk and events; the Environment driving system scope and structure; Dynamism; Sense making and common meaning; Identifying leverage points; Systems intelligence.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 2 Mon 05/06/2023 Thu 08/06/2023 Fri 21/07/2023 Wed 16/08/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
33113 SE02 20 14 31 May - 2 Jun Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Jul - 7 Jul Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore / interstate students only. Where this requirement is not met, students risk being removed from this class. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
33114 SE01 80 50 31 May - 2 Jun Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
5 Jul - 7 Jul Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room