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.
|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.||Critically analyse how management frameworks; current trends in organisational structure; entrepreneurial styles of management; principles of networking and emerging business trends impact stakeholders and can be impacted by stakeholders;|
|3.||Design practical tools which acknowledge the diversity of stakeholders to support stakeholder management; and|
|4.||Hypothesise how stakeholder management in projects can support the concept of sustainability.|
|Assignment||Research Project Presentation||10%|
|Project||Research Project (4000 words group project on case study)||25%|
|Project||Individual Research Project (2000 words)||15%|
|Examination||Final Examination (3 hours)||50%|
Stakeholder Theory: The state of the art 1st ed.
Freeman, R.E. and Harrison, J.S., (2010)
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th ed.
Project Management Institute (2013)
Project Management Institute
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