Managing Complex Projects (7115IBA)

This unit provides an innovative approach to look at complex projects. It deals with projects with ambiguous goals and unstable resources performing in uncertain environments. By providing a set of novel conceptual tools, this unit delivers unique resources to successfully cope with large and complex projects in professional settings. Twenty first century projects are complex because goals are unclear; stakeholders are dispersed and have multiple views; requirements are volatile and poorly understood; and assumptions are likely to change over the duration of the project. Therefore, solutions need to be novel, multidisciplinary and adaptive to ever changing conditions. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this course provides a combination of theoretical insights and practical conceptual tools to diagnose project complexity, and to make decision about organizing complex projects. It is expected that at the end of the course students will be able to understand the different dimensions of complex projects; select the most adequate conceptual tools to deal with the type of complexity of projects; adapt tools to specific project situation; and be aware of the implications of the decisions made for internal stakeholders, customers, suppliers and project goals. Unlike conventional project management courses that focus solely on the planning and control dimensions of predictable and stable projects, this course focuses on 'cross-industry' projects. Those are novel, non-routine, complex and developed in dynamic environments. Complex projects are usually large scale, geographically dispersed, long in duration and multilayered. However, they have ill-defined scope, unstable and ambiguous requirements as well as stretched timelines and budget. Within this scenario, all those involved in projects need a set of tools to deal with increasing levels of component interdependency and context uncertainty associated to complex projects. This course is offered: Southbank: Trimester 1 Day Online: Trimester 1 Incompatible: 7401MGT Quality Project and Change Management.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Postgraduate

Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Online Trimester 1South Bank Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
18 March 2019
Last day to add a course
31 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
14 April 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
12 May 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (13333) 18 March 2019 - 8 June 2019 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
18 March 2019
Last day to add a course
31 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
14 April 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
12 May 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (10035) Open Saturday 09:00 - 10:50
23 March 2019
S02 6.37
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Friday, Saturday 09:00 - 15:20
29 March 2019 - 30 March 2019,
12 April 2019 - 13 April 2019,
26 April 2019 - 27 April 2019
S07 1.23
Griff South Bank Grad Centre
South Bank Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
19 March 2018
Last day to add a course
1 April 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
15 April 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
13 May 2018

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (11906) 19 March 2018 - 16 June 2018 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 March 2018
Last day to add a course
6 April 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
20 April 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
18 May 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (10299) Open Saturday 09:00 - 10:50
24 March 2018
S02 6.37
Webb Centre
South Bank Campus
Friday, Saturday 09:00 - 15:20
27 April 2018 - 5 May 2018,
25 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
S07 1.23
Griff South Bank Grad Centre
South Bank Campus