PROJMGNT 7056 - Enterprise Transformations
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code PROJMGNT 7056 Course Enterprise Transformations Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Trimester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites PROJMGNT 5021 Course Description This is a capstone course in the Master of Applied Project Management that focuses on the importance of achieving successful and sustainable enterprise transformation in this turbulent modern times. Companies face changes to survive or become successful in the marketplace. This course will provide students with a set of enterprise transformation principles and a roadmap which may serve as a holistic analysis framework for analysing enterprise current state, future aspirations and identification of actions needed to achieve successful enterprise transformation. The holistic analysis framework integrates many enterprise managerial concepts such as strategy, risk, value creation, organisational maturity, resources, process, IT, human resources, leadership and project management. This course will introduce each of these topics and how they interact with each other in achieving successful enterprise transformations. The course uses real cases to illustrate those concepts.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra GunawanProgram Director Contact Details: Project Management
Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
Name: Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
Researcher Profile: https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/graciela.corraldezubielqui
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAn action learning approach is adopted whereby students “learn through doing” through analysis of relevant cases and through interactive and traditional exercises that relate to lecture topics.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the enterprise transformation process.
- Describe the enterprise transformation roadmap.
- Define the case of change.
- Describe the seven lenses of current state analysis: stakeholder analysis, process analysis, performance measurement, enterprise alignment, costs and resources, enterprise maturity, and enterprise wastes.
- Apply the current state analysis approaches to identify improvement opportunities in their enterprise.
- Develop a future state vision for their enterprise.
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3,6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
The following book is available online at the library. (You are not required to buy it).
Uhl, A., & Gollenia, L.A. (2012). A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology. Gower.
Recommended ResourcesThere is a wide range of material available on the course topics including the following:
Bland, J., & Westlake, S. (2013). Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: A Modest Defence of Futurology. London: NESTA. Retrieved October, 7, 2014.
Hamel, G. (2006). The why, what, and how of management innovation. Harvard business review, 84(2), 72.
Helbing, D. (2013). Globally networked risks and how to respond. Nature, 497(7447), 51-59.
Uhl, A., Gollenia, L., (2013) Business Transformation Essentials, Gower Pub Co. The accompanying book of case studies provides useful illustrations. ISBN-10: 1472426983 ISBN-13: 978-1472426987
Zachman. J. A., The Zachman Enterprise Framework, 1987
There is a range of journals where project Management research scholars publish their research, such as (note that this list is not definitive):
International Journal of Project Management
Journal of Small Business Management
Project Management Journal
Small Business Economics
International Journal of Innovation Management
The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
Other resources: Project Management Institute
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self
Learning Activities Summary
Learning Activity Related Learning Outcomes Intensive lectures 1-6
Content Readings Activities 1
1. Opening Comments, Course Objectives and Introductions
2. Enterprise Transformation Background
Chaper 1 In the Buisness Transformation Methodology. Don't Stop Thinking about tomorrow.
3. Meta Management
Chapter 2 in Business Transformation Management Methodology.
4. Business Strategy
Chapter 3 In Business Transformation Management Methodology. 2
5. Opening Comments, recap of day 1. Value Management
Chapter 4 in Business Transformation Management Methodology.
6. Enterprise risk management
Chapters 5 in Business Transformation Management Methodology. Helbing, D., (2013), Globally networked risks and how to respond, Nature, May Vol 497, 51-59.
7. Business Process Management
Chapters 6 in Business Transformation Management Methodology.
7. Information technology management and enterprise architecture.
Chapters 7 in Business Transformation Management Methodology.
Zachman. J. A., The Zachman Enterprise Framework, 1987 Guest Speaker
8. Change management
Chapters 8, 9 and 10 in Business Transformation Management Methodology.
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# Assessment Task Length Weighting Learning outcomes 1 Individual Short Report 2,000 words maximum 30% 1-6 2 Class participation N/A 10% 1-6 3 Individual Assignment 2,000 words maximum 30% 1-6 4 Group Project Plan 1 person, 2,000 words min
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