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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Project Teams and Behaviours
Reference BSM202 Version 1
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide an understanding of the individual, group and organisational factors required to develop and manage high performing project teams.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically appraise the contribution of individual factors on peoples' behaviour and performance at work in a project management context
2 Critically appraise the contribution of group behavioural factors on performance at work in a project management context.
3 Critically appraise the contribution of organisational factors on peoples' behaviour and performance at work in a project management context

Indicative Module Content
Introduction to project team-working, personality, attitudes and group dynamics in temporary working environments. Consideration of power and conflict resolution, motivation issues and stress, talent management and performance management in the context of successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios. The influence of the organisational culture, communication and other general issues around the management of people.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials 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. The module is delivered in Part Time Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and on-line 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: Assessment is by one individual piece of work, usually in report format

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The calculation of the overall grade for the module is based on the grid below:
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A Greater than or equal to 70%
B In the range 60% to 69%
C In the range 50% to 59%
D In the range 40% to 49%
E In the range 35% to 40%
F Less than 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 MOORE, D., 2002. Project management: designing effective organisational structures in construction. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ebook
2 MANTEL, S.J. et al., 2016. Project management in practice. 6th ed. Hoboken: Wiley.
3 TURNER, R., 2014. Gower handbook of project management. 5th ed. Farnham: Gower.

 

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