|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements
Aims of Module
To provide an overview of the key principles, practices and concepts of project management operations, the tools and techniques used and an overall understanding of the broad project environment
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Discuss with illustrated examples the project life cycle, project processes, tools and techniques and the project environment|
||Analyse project planning and control activities|
||Discuss the 5 key variables of project management, cost, time, quality, scope, risk and the trade-offs and interaction between these variables|
||Develop competencies in establishing a project initiation document to include a preliminary scope statement, evaluation of options to deliver project, production of a work breakdown structure, Gantt chart and a risk matrix|
Indicative Module Content
The module will provide students with an overview of project management and its key principles and practices; project life cycle and its underpinning role in monitoring project progress; processes of initiation and definition; business cases; objective setting; determining scope, identifying stakeholders, writing a business case, assessing strategies for delivering projects on budget and within scope; importance of people, communication and resources; leadership; structures and feedback paths through and across organisations.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Distance Learning||Blended Learning|
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|Online Material Engagement||90||90|
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Mode of Delivery
Module is delivered in both distance learning and blended modes through the use of online learning materials/activities,using relevant technologies, supported by discussion forums to maximise student engagement.
Blended delivery will have the addition of face-to-face workshops designed to consolidate and strengthen the independent learning.
This integrative approach to communication and learning will maximise the student experience.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Integrative coursework produced at the end of module delivery
|1.||KLOPPENBORG,T.J., 2015. Contemporary Project Management: Organize, Plan, Perform. 3rd ed. Australia Cenage Learning.|
|2.||LOCK,D., 2013. Project management. 10th ed. Farnham: Gower.|
|3.||MANTEL, S.J., MERIDETH,J.R., SHAFER,S.M. and SUTTON, M.M., 2011. Project management in practice. 4th Ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. (International student version)|
|4.||McGHEE, P. and McALINEY, P., 2007. Painless Project management: a step by step guide for planning, executing and managing projects. Chichester: Wiley.|