MGI514 Project Management Leadership (8)

This subject focuses on the leadership skills, knowledge and understanding required to deliver successful projects as the head of the project team. Students will learn the executive aspects of project management which sit above the project methodology layer, as well as exploring modern developments in project management. Team leadership and management techniques are compared and analysed as well as techniques to handle common project challenges. The core project constraints are explored in the overview. Students will learn how to effectively engage stakeholders and maintain positive outcomes for their project whilst avoiding or overcoming typical obstacles to success.


Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI514. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the IT Masters relevant courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to differentiate between leadership and management and reflect on their effects on a project team's success;
  • be able to predict and analyse interpersonal challenges and apply appropriate resolution techniques;
  • be able to investigate the business justification of a project and manage benefits realisation;
  • be able to predict and analyse typical and likely challenges of the core project constraints, and to devise and apply preventative and corrective techniques;
  • be able to identify and predict likely sources of project risk and to devise mitigation and avoidance strategies for them; and
  • be able to analyse and integrate information from the appropriate literature on emerging trends in project management leadership.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Project leadership versus management
  • Relationships between organisational structure, projects and those who lead them
  • Team leadership, EQ and culture
  • Dealing with conflict, politics and personalities
  • Business Justification and benefits realisation
  • Project value and scope management
  • Time, cost and quality management
  • Project communications management
  • Project risk management
  • Data science and project reporting

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGI514 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
A1 - online test
A2 - article critique & project report
A3 - project review report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.