BMGT4010D Project Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

In recent years there has been a rapid growth in the use of project management methods and tools as a means by which organisations achieve their strategic objectives. Projects drive business activities in a wide variety of sectors, from private sector manufacturing and service companies, to government, public sector organisations and not for profit charities and humanitarian groups. In fact many organisations can be seen as a portfolio of projects: construction companies, consulting firms and litigators.

Good project management techniques help provide a result that is on time and within budget. Concepts such as planning, scheduling, budgeting, quality, leadership and risk management are some of the key issues that need to be understood and practiced by managers to realize successful project delivery.

The learning outcomes and pedagogy of this module are designed to provide you with the fundamental concepts and skills required for managing projects. Project Management skills will help you in your wider leadership tasks.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you should be able to:
• Explain the importance of project management planning and execution
• Demonstrate the use of project planning tools (e.g. the Critical Path Method)
• Develop and analyse project budgets, quality control standards and risk controls.
• Apply structured methods and tools in project planning, delivery and execution
• Evaluate a project plan or a completed project using the lifecycle approach
• Adapt the project management toolkit to help organisation to gain and sustain competitive advantage

Indicative Module Content:

Project management is an integrative module where you bring many disciplines together with the objective of “creating a unique product, service or result”. In other words Project Management is all about “getting things done”. This module will build on the modules you completed in Year 1.

A Project is defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as:
...a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.


Module topics include:
• Project Definition & Life Cycle;
• The Project Organisation, Leadership & Managing Project Teams;
• Feasibility & Evaluation;
• Project Costs & Budgeting;
• Planning & Network Scheduling;
• Risk Management & Project Failure;
• Project Completion and Sign Off.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

60

Autonomous Student Learning

100

Lectures

12

Total

172

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Project Management (BMGT4004D)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Treating your involvement with this module as a project, prepare a project definition document. The document should be a maximum of 3 A4 pages. Layout is import (hence no word count). Unspecified n/a Graded No

35

Essay: In 2,500 words critically assess a project of which you have direct experience. In your paper answer the following:
• Was the project a success?
• Why?
Unspecified n/a Graded No

65


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Larson & Gray (2021) Project Management | The Managerial Process 8th ed., McGraw-Hill
[earlier versions of the text are acceptable]

Module Study Guide (based on recommended text).
Name Role
Mr David Mark McKevitt Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Kate Collins Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 21, 29 Fri 14:00 - 17:15
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 25 Fri 14:00 - 17:15
Spring