PROJMGNT 7056OL - Enterprise Transformations

Online - Quadmester 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 7056OL
    Course Enterprise Transformations
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Quadmester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Approximately 4 hours per week over 10 weeks (interaction & preparation)
    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

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Project Management
    Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
    Phone: +61 411 153 861
    Email: indra.gunawan@adelaide.edu.au


    Teaching Staff:

    Term 1 online
    Name: Professor Vernon Ireland
    BE, BA, MEngSc, PhD, FIEAust, EngExec


    Short Bio:

    From 1991-1996 Vernon was Corporate Development Director of Fletcher Challenge Construction, responsible for people and business systems improvement in the USA, NZ, Australia, the Pacific and Asian businesses. He then became CEO of the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation, an advanced engineering centre.

    Prior to this he was Dean of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney. He was also Chair of the Building Services Corporation of NSW from 1987 to 1990 reporting to both Labor and Coalition Ministers. While an academic he completed his PhD in project management. After graduation he practised as a structural engineer for seven years.

    Vernon initiated and completed the proposal to Congress and Council of Engineers Australia to establish CELM and was Deputy Chair of the National Board for five years.

    He was also President of the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia in 2004.

    Vernon Ireland is currently Director of Project Management and Industry Programs for the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre of The University of Adelaide. He is based in Sydney.

    Vernon has received three medals:

    • The Silver Magnolia Medal awarded by the Shanghai Government for contributions to Chinese overseas relations;
    • The Rotary International Gold Medal for contribution to vocational Education;
    • Engineers Australia’s Medal for contribution to engineering.

    Vernon has conducted four sets of international benchmarking studies, comparing Australia’s project management performance with that of the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand for two Royal Commissions.

    He has recently edited a volume of the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering on the business, leadership and management of civil engineering.

    He has been named by the Shanghai Government as one of the world 100 experts on Infrastructure.

    Email: vernon.ireland@adelaide.edu.au

    Phone:
    +61 411 153 861



    Course Timetable

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

    Monday 9th January 2017 to Sunday 19th-March 2017
  • 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

    Text book:

    Business Transformation Management Methodology.  (2012). Axel Uhl and Lars Gollenia.  Gower
    ISBN-13:  
    9781409449805 (hardcover)
    ISBN13:  9781409449812(e-book)

    (Optional) The accompanying book of case studies provides useful illustrations:

    Business Transformation Essentials (2013).  Axel Uhl and Lars Gollenia. Gower
    ISBN-13: 9781472426987 (hardcover)
    ISBN-13:  9781472426994 (e-book)

    Articles
    There are additional articles and resources assigned during the course.  These will be noted in the various weekly assignment tables and will be either linked in the assignment table or in the Readings PDF.

    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

    LEARN is the University of Adelaide’s platform for dedicated online delivery. LEARN is a customised version of Moodle, and houses all course requirements including the course profile, announcements, additional course materials (beyond the prescribed text), assessment items, discussion forums, grading, feedback, links to various university and course resources, an internal website email system, a technical assistance facility, etc. LEARN is only accessible once the URL and a password have been provided to the student on enrolment. Students are given access to the course prior to the start date to familiarise themselves with the operational aspects and functionality of the website. 

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    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.

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    Submission

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    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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