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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Project Planning, Evaluation and Control
Reference BSM201 Version 2
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To critically assess the techniques, tools, processes and strategies undertaken by project managers to define, plan, monitor, evaluate, control and deliver project requirements.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand, analyse and critically apply the theory of planning techniques and evidence competence using contemporary IT project management tools.
2 Critically appraise and assess resource scheduling and allocation techniques within a project environment including application of network diagrams, critical path analysis and resource levelling.
3 Evaluate and apply key evaluation, monitoring and control processes including Earned Value Management within a project context.

Indicative Module Content
Planning Processes, Scope Management and Planning Methodologies, Time Scheduling, Network Analysis, Critical Path Management, Project Estimating and Budgeting, Earned Value Management, Project Management Information Systems, Project Evaluation and Reporting, Resource Allocation, Aggregation and Levelling, Project Planning Software tools and techniques, Monitoring and Control methods.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials, use of Microsoft Project software to develop and update project plans. and directed self-study. The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by on-line tutorial support, including use of planning software such as Microsoft Project or similar to develop and update project plans. The module is delivered in Part Time Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and on-line tutorial support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Typically an individual piece of work. The component assesses all module learning outcomes and is weighted at 100% of the final grade.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 35%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BURKE, R., 2013. Project management: planning & control techniques. 5th ed. Chichester: Wiley.
2 KERZNER, H., 2017. Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling. 12th ed. Hoboken: Wiley. ebook
3 LOCK, D., 2013. Project management. 10th ed. Farnham: Gower. ebook
4 NICHOLAS, J.M., 2012. Project management for business and technology. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge. ebook
5 TURNER, R., 2014. Gower handbook of project management. 5th ed. Farnham: Gower.

 

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