University of Technology Sydney

21950 Challenge/Opportunity Design

12cp; 8 x 8hrs (block, class sessions, team work, coaching and mentoring and client meetings); students have to prepare learning materials before coming to class and attend additional team meetings
Requisite(s): 21949 Challenge/Opportunity Discovery OR 21955 Innovative Strategies OR 21954 Sustainable Enterprise in Dynamic Systems OR 21953c Decision Making Under Uncertainty OR 21958c Managing Technological Disruptions
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This subject draws on functional knowledge and applies it to real organisational problems. The subject is framed as a strategic consultancy, whereby students are expected to undertake professional analysis and assessment of opportunities/challenges of a real-life organisation in order to design viable and sustainable strategic solutions, or innovative sustainable business models. Students are introduced to a range of strategic consulting and design thinking tools and methodologies and are expected to work closely with the client and industry partners, and to apply project management tools and techniques in order to deliver their solutions on time and to expectations. Students collaborate and apply team and self-management techniques and advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills to responsibly manage the team process and outcome. Students are expected to demonstrate integrity and professionalism in assessing the situation, form ethically informed judgments considering broader social and environmental impacts, and communicate and empathetically explain the results to the client and independent assessors.

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