Project Stakeholder Management

Unit code: EPM5730 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
VU Sydney
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Overview
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Overview

Internal and external stakeholders have a key role to play in the success or otherwise of a project. Stakeholders range from multinational organisations to communities, individuals and government authorities.

This unit critically reviews traditional and emerging stakeholder management theories in order to investigate how they apply to contemporary project scenarios both in Australia and internationally. Students will learn how to identify and engage project stakeholders, prioritise their importance and evaluate their potential and actual contribution to project success. The relationship between the role of project manager and the expectations and perspectives of diverse stakeholders is also considered.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate contemporary managerial theory and management processes for dealing with stakeholders (individuals, groups and organisations) and apply as appropriate to various project management scenarios;
  2. Identify stakeholders and their legitimacy and develop a stakeholder strategy matrix;
  3. Design and appraise a stakeholder management plan, and monitor and control progress; and
  4. Investigate how stakeholder management in projects can support the concept of sustainability.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 40%
Group Project (including Progress Report as early assessment - 5%)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 20%
Presentations
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Test (Open book, 2 hours)

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 20%
Individual Assignment
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 20%
Group Project
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 20%
Class Presentation & Discussion
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 40%
Exam (2 hours)

Required reading

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge
(PMBOK® GUIDE) (2017)| Project Management Institute

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