Post-disaster Project Management


Examines the nature and practice of Project Management in post-disaster situations. This is in the context of redevelopment of the Built Environment after a disastrous event. The course explores the traditional Project Management theories and practices as applied to the unique activities of rebuilding in the short, medium and long term periods after the occurrence of a disaster.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2017


  • Trimester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically examine resource and stakeholder challenges and constraints typically encountered on post-disaster reconstruction projects.

2. Critically evaluate a range of project management strategies to address specific challenges, formulate project teams and deal with post-disaster reconstruction and pre-disaster assessment and planning.

3. Critically examine strategies to manage business continuity and transfer knowledge between stakeholders involved in disaster mitigation and reconstruction activities.

4. Critically examine the application of a variety of disaster management technologies in appropriate contexts.


  • Project management: an overview of general theories.
  • The complex nature of project management in post-disaster environments
  • Strategic and tactical project management in post-disaster environments
  • Resourcing disaster response and reconstruction
  • Team working and managing temporary organisations
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supply chain risks
  • Supply chain management
  • Knowledge management and integration
  • Disaster management technologies

Assessment Items

Project: Group Wiki

Report: Report - Project Management Plan

Report: Report - Continuity Plan

Contact Hours

Callaghan and WebLearn GradSchool


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance Learners will engage online for 12 weeks.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks