PROJMGNT 7056NA - Enterprise Transformations

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 1 - 2017

This is a capstone course in the Master of Applied Project Management and focuses on development and transformation of the enterprise. Topics covered include assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the enterprise (eg marketing, cost management, delivery of objectives, weak aspects such as leadership, or middle level management, or other); setting of clear goals, creation of a clear structure, strong leadership, engagement of employees, assessment of the mindsets of staff, and implementation of a clear change process.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7056NA
    Course Enterprise Transformations
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    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 and focuses on development and transformation of the enterprise. Topics covered include assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the enterprise (eg marketing, cost management, delivery of objectives, weak aspects such as leadership, or middle level management, or other); setting of clear goals, creation of a clear structure, strong leadership, engagement of employees, assessment of the mindsets of staff, and implementation of a clear change process.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Teaching Staff:
    Name: Mr John Maclay BSc (Chemical Engineering), MBA, GAICD, Assoc IIB.

    Short Bio:
    John Maclay has operated at the executive level in the corporate and enterprise sectors. He is experienced in transforming organisations by implementing innovative cultures that have engaged employees in the task of turning these businesses from returning a flat to declining business result to substantial growth through changing the basis of competition. He is also experienced in the  taking products to market and establishing new markets in the wider manufacturing, resource sectors, specialty retailing, services sectors and with a technology start-up company. His expertise includes relaunching the Brand and the customer experience once in B2B and B2C business models, changing the basis of competition to achieve business growth in what had been flat to declining businesses, initiating alliances and partnerships at strategic accounts to deliver customer value and working with distributors and wholesalers, as well as direct supply to deliver the customer’s requirements. He has developed the ability to establish an innovative environment within businesses and align resources to take technologies to market. A business mentor and coach who works with individuals to maximize their potential and their project management skills.

    An extensive career with 3M where he rose to be regional Technical Director while General Manager of the Industrial Markets Sector of 3M Australia, General Manager of Konica Photographics, CEO of Camera House a co-operative retail chain and COO of Fluorosolar Systems Ltd a Start-up Company in the Green Energy Market. He is currently contracted as Program Manager for the Hargraves Institute, a member driven business best practices network that operate in an innovative environment that focuses on Implementing Disruptive Business Models, Developing Leadership for Innovation by building the capabilities of these members to be able to sustain the transformation and have the skills in-house to handle future transformation.

    An Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business, an international network of business advisors that focuses on the enterprise sector with practical business advice that works. An Associate of the Creative Skills Training Council, an International Council that focuses on developing the skills within organizations that are associated with creativity and innovation.

    He is located in Sydney


    Email
    : john.maclay@adelaide.edu.au

    Phone: +61 (0) 400457182

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Opening Intensive:
    Friday 3rd March 2017        7pm - 10pm
    Saturday 4th March 2017   1pm-8pm
    Sunday 5th March 2017     9am-4pm

    Closing Intensive:
    Friday 31st March 2017      7pm - 10pm
    Saturday 1st April 2017      1pm-8pm
    Sunday 2nd April 2017        9am-4pm
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    An 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:

    1. Explain the enterprise transformation process.
    2. Describe the enterprise transformation roadmap.
    3. Define the case of change.
    4. Describe the seven lenses of current state analysis: stakeholder analysis, process analysis, performance measurement, enterprise alignment, costs and resources, enterprise maturity, and enterprise wastes.
    5. Apply the current state analysis approaches to identify improvement opportunities in their enterprise.
    6. Develop a future state vision for their enterprise.
    University Graduate Attributes

    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
    1-6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    3.1   Required Resources

    Text books - Essential:
    •   Business Transformation Management Methodology by Axel Uhl and Lars Golllenia 2012 Gower
    •   The accompanying book of case studies provides: useful illustrations: Business Transformation Essentials by Axel Uhl and Lars Gollenia 2013 Gower

    3.2   Recommended Resources
    Course Notes, Readings and PowerPoint Slides

    These are all available electronically for enrolled students by download from MyUni.


    Library Resources
    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.  The University Library web page is: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/
    From this link, you are able to access the Library's electronic resources.


    3.3   ONLINE LEARNING

    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study (see:https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au)


    Recommended Resources
    Library Resources
    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. The University Library web page is: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/ 
    From this link, you are able to access the Library's electronic resources.

    Other resources
    If you are a member of the PMI (http://www.pmi.org/Membership.aspx) you will “gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards*, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.” Student membership is USD$40 to join and USD$30 to renew.

    * Log in to access complimentary read-only PDFs of all of PMI's published standards or take advantage of discounts on paperback editions
    http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards/Standards-Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards.aspx
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study (see: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au)
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
    Workload

    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
    directed study).
    Learning Activities Summary
    Learning Activity Related Learning Outcomes
    Lectures 1-6

    Lecture Schedule
    Day Date Content Reading / Activities
    1-2 Sections 1 & 2 Notes + Chapters 1-4 of 2012 text
    3 Sections 3,4 & 5 Notes + Chapters 5-6 of 2012 text
    4-5 Sections 6,7 & 8 Notes + Chapter 7 of 2012 text
    6 Sections 9,10,&11 Notes + Chapters 8 & 9 of 2012 text
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary


    Assessment Task Due Date Weighting Length
    Learning Outcomes
    Individual Short Report 1 see MyUni 15% 1,500 words max 1-4
    Individual Short Report 2 see MyUni 15% 1,500 words max 4,5
    Group Project Plan see MyUni 30% 1 person 5000 words min
    2 people 7000 words min
    3 people 10000 words min
    1-10
    Individual Report see MyUni 30% 3,000 words max 1-10
    Oral Presentation
    see MyUni 10% 5-10 slides 1-10
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must complete all course assessment requirements and must attend lectures to be eligible to pass the course. Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners.
    Assessment Detail
    The Assessment Detail information will be reviewed and updated for 2017.

    Assessment 1: Individual Short Report 1
    Weighting:   15%
    Due Date:    19th March, 2017
    Submission Details:  Online through MyUni

    Task: Why do organisations need transform? Does this not create instability?
    Length and Presentation: 1500 words max in report format.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.

    Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit. Quotations do not count in the words counted.

    The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.

    Marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application.

    In answering these questions try and state principles and your experiences in the details. Cutting and pasting from sources is not enough!

    Assessment 2: Individual Short Report 2
    Weighting:       15%
    Due Date:        26th March, 2017
    Submission Details:   Online through MyUni

    Task: In planning and leading an enterprise transformation project what would you consider and what preparation would you do before you announced the new project to your project team?

    Length and Presentation: 1500 words max in report format.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.
    Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit. Quotations do not count in the words counted.

    The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.

    Marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application.  In answering these questions try and state principles as well as ouylining your experiences. Just reproducing material is not enough!

    Assessment 3: Group Project Plan
    Weighting:     30%
    Due Date:      23rd April, 2017
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    An electronic copy of this report is required. Just send one copy for the group but ensure both or more names are clear. Preferably any documents created under Excel or Microsoft Project should be included in the Word version of the electronic copy.

    Task: Describe an enterprise transformation project, either real or fictitious, illustrating the current context of the organisation, the forces at play on the organisation, and the main three or four reasons why an enterprise transformation is required.  You may base your approachon a transformation that you have experienced or would like to undertake or choosing two to three case studies from the text and describing and contrasting these.

    Illustrate the main themes you would focus on and how you would gain support from members of your organisation which are not part of your infant enterprise transformation team. Provide any other relevant information.

    Length and Presentation:
    Minimum length:
    1 person – 5,000 words
    2 people – 7,000 words
    3 people – 10,000 words.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    This assignment will be assessed upon how well you are able to present a project plan that meets the requirement defined in the Task (above).
    A clear statement is required on the material you generated for the sake of this assignment and the work generated, by you or others, for the project.


    Assessment 4: Individual Report
    Weighting:       30%
    Due Date:       7th May, 2017

    Submission Details: Online through MyUni
    An electronic copy of this report is required. Preferably any documents created under Excel or Microsoft Project should be included in the Word version of the electronic copy.

    Task: Reflect on what you have learned from this course by identifying four to eight concepts and demonstrating how these have assisted your understanding with the implementation of these concepts. From these learnings, how would you implement these and what would you do differently

    Length and Presentation: 3,000 Words Maximum.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    This assignment will be assessed upon how well you are able to identify and articulate the concepts.


    Assessment 5: Oral Presentation
    Weighting:       10%
    Due Date:        During the second intensive 31st March - 2nd April, 2017

    Submission Details:  Online through MyUni An electronic copy only of this presentation is required.
    Task: You are to select any topic from Enterprise Transformation and present a PowerPoint session of 5-10 slides

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked 
    In preparing these presentation slides please consider the following:

    • The material must be suitable for presentation to a workplace team meeting in the early stages of initiating and planning a project.
    • Focus on what is important, not on basic definitions or background information.
    • Do not attempt to provide too much detail – the role of these slides is to support a hypothetical, short (3 minute) presentation.
    • It is recommended that the presentation should only make two (2) or three (3) major points.
      You must only use your own words in this presentation. Direct quotes from other sources are not acceptable in this case.
    • Any diagrams, graphics or figures must be your own work. You are not to “cut and paste” any material from any other sources.
    Submission
    The Submission information has been reviewed and updated for 2017.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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