MEEN41110 Project Management Cases

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is an applied laboratory/practical module, which MUST be taken in conjunction with the 5 ECTS module MEEN40800 Engineering Project Management – Tools and Techniques. This means that MEEN40800 is a co-requisite for this MEEN41110 module.

While MEEN40800 Engineering Project Management – Tools and Techniques provides the theoretical and analytical foundations, the "Project Management Cases” module is designed to apply those concepts in a practical manner to a range of contemporary project case studies. This provides students with an opportunity to translate the theory to practice, with particular emphasis on the application of theory, tools and techniques to improve decision making.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Critically analyse a “real life” project management scenario, in the form of a case study, to determine the key quantitative and qualitative factors that will influence the decision scenario.
2. Demonstrate the application of theory, tools and techniques to analyse project management scenarios and to support decision making.
3. Critique the results of the project management scenario analysis with a view to improving decision making competency.
4. Apply verbal communication through class participation and written communication through submission of case study reports.

Indicative Module Content:

Among the topics that will be covered are case studies relating to strategic project management, organisation structures for project management, project portfolio management, organisation structure and culture, project planning, risk management, performance management and evaluation, effective leadership in project management, outsourcing and managing inter-organisational relations, communications in large projects and project closure.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will make use of the following approaches to teaching and learning:
- This is a lab based module, during which case-based learning will be employed.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Include a presentation and a written report. Students will be graded on their understanding and analysis of the issues and techniques involved, as well as solution proposals where applicable. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Discussion participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Class Test: Application of tools and techniques Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

- Written feedback will be provided to students on case study reports: post-assessment - Overall class feedback will be provided: post-assessment

Larson, E. & Gray, C., Project Management-The Managerial Process, 6th International Edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-1-259-01070-5.

Verzuh, E., The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Fifth Edition, Wiley, ISBN 978-1-119-08657-4.

Shenhar, A. & Dvir, D., Reinventing Project Management- The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation, Harvard Business Review Press, ISBN 978-1-59139-800-4.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, PMI.
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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