PMC140 - Project Leadership

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Subject Title
Project Leadership

Subject Description
Students learn the skills they need to lead and manage a project team working on a computer-based solution. They learn to motivate team members, delegate, tap into domain expertise, identify team strengths and weaknesses. They learn to negotiate with stakeholders, vendors and other teams; to manage conflict, problem solve, and direct project activity.

Credit Status
1 credit in the PMC program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     Demonstrate methods of fostering open and honest communication
    •         Practice active listening skills and avoid roadblocks to communication
  •     Identify problem solving styles in self and others
  •     Balance groups with non-complementary problem solving styles
  •     Interact with people having different problem solving styles
  •     Identify heroic leadership, passive followership, and partnership
  •     Conduct efficient and effective problem solving and decision making meetings (Choice Structuring Process)
  •     Use levels of responsibility to define clear allocations of authority
  •     Use the No-Lose Method of turning conflict into cooperation
  •     Use various communication techniques for diverse and/or distributed groups
  •     Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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