Professional Body of Knowledge
Project Management, Programme Management, Portfolio Management, Project Lifecycle, Project Management Processes, Tools and Techniques, Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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Aims of Module
To promote and demonstrate knowledge, competency and skills in managing, leading and directing project teams and stakeholders. This module covers most of the Project Management Body of Knowledge required for APM and PMI certification. It also requires the demonstration of commitment to Continuing Professional development (CPD) through and ability to systematically and continuously review personal development.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Synthesise essential knowledge, skills and competency in project management to the required professional standard of project management practice.|
||Discuss and apply project management knowledge within the requirements of the project management profession.|
||Integrate knowledge of Project Management Standards such as APM, PMI and ISO|
||Assemble, evaluate and reflect on their individual CPD Portfolio in line with professional standards recognised by the project management profession.|
Indicative Module Content
This module will cover key sections of the APM and/or PMI Project Management Bodies of Knowledge. Project Lifecycle phases, Project Management processes including tools and techniques will be covered. In addition, there shall be an integration of knowledge of Project Management Standards (ISO21500). Furthermore students are introduced to the concept of Continual Professional development within the context and standards of the project management profession.
Indicative Student Workload
|Full Time||Distance Learning|
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|Directed individual study||64||84|
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Mode of Delivery
The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, tutorials, interactive group work, presentations and directed self-study
The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed web-based learning resources, on-line tutor support.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
|Component 2 ||4|
A CPD Portfolio of evidence
Component 1 will be assessed by exam.
|1.||ASSOCIATION FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2012. APM body of knowledge. 6th ed. High Wycombe: Association for Project Management.|
|2.||PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, 2013. A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). 5th ed. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.|
|3.||SAUNDERS, M., LEWIS, P. and THORNHILL, A., 2012. <I>Research methods for business students.</I> 6th ed. Harlow: Pearson. <I>ebook.</I>|
|4.||Students shall also be required to access a range of appropriate advanced text books, journal articles and conference papers.|