University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Individual and group ssignments
Syllabus:

The content of the course focuses on exploration of complex systems and the key aspects of these and the benefits for managing complex projects appropriately. There is recognition of reductionist thinking and its benefits and disadvantages; General Systems theory is discussed; Checkland's soft system methodology and Senge's system dynamics provide a context and specific skills. Major topics addressed include Network of essentially parallel systems; Emergence; Self-organisation; Inhabiting the complexity space between order and chaos; Power laws and Paretian behaviour; Scale free and fractal behaviour; Self-organised criticality; Tiny initiating events; Prigogine's dissipating structures theory; Kauffman's fitness landscape; the Environment driving system scope and structure; Dynamism; Attractor cages & Phase space; Path history; Systemic and cascading risk and black swan events; Sense making and common meaning; Identifying leverage points; Systems intelligence.

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Commonwealth supported
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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11350 SE01 120 31 3 Mar - 5 Mar Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 214/218, Teaching Room
7 Apr - 9 Apr Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 214/218, Teaching Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
18728 SE02 30 8 3 Mar - 5 Mar Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Apr - 9 Apr Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore/interstate students only. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.