Learning outcome covered: 4-5
1. Why do we study complexity when the general systems model, and a reductionist approach, offers a simpler model?
2. What are the consequences if we do not recognize complexity and provide two examples to illustrate your points;
3. Comment on the use of PMBOK to manage the following projects:
i. The current and recent ISIS invasion of Iraq & Syria;
ii. Solving disputes between warring nations;
iii. Reduction of corruption;
iv. A problem with a personal friend and partner (F:F, M:M, M:F);
v. Analyse the systems that affect teenage development? How can a parent manage it?
In addressing the question:
?Describe the context of the issue and how this is relevant
?Analyse and comment on why the issues is complex
?Discuss your recommended choice of methods to understand the issue better
?Choose tools to manage the issue and how you would operate these
?How does a project manager exercise governance?
?How is resilience encouraged?
Length and Presentation:
1500 words max in report format.
Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these.
Given the word limit on these questions, assessment will reward content included. There will be penalties for exceeding the word limit. Quotations do not count in the words counted.
The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and attempt to apply it to a real project example. Therefore evidence of having read and understood the material is important.
Marks will be given for the comprehensiveness of the content, evidence of additional reading, referencing these readings in the answer, and application.
In answering these questions try and state principles as well as detail. Just reproducing material is not enough!