University of Technology Sydney

15336 Systems Thinking for Managers

Requisite(s): ((15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders AND 15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management AND 15316 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management AND 15310 Project Integration Management) OR 15315 Project Management Principles )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Students must read Chapter 1 of the textbook used in this subject before attending the block workshop.



The subject introduces the concepts of systems to help address management problems. It examines both hard and soft systems thinking approaches to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between various elements of a project and the environment in which they are executed. It equips students with systems diagnosis, systems thinking and business modelling tools to analyse issues arising in projects and design ways to maintain internal stability within a project while increasing its adaptive capability, and to deal with factors affecting the project due to factors beyond its control in its external environment.

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Autumn session, City campus

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