BMGT44210 Project Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

The role of projects in organisations is receiving increasing attention and projects are the major tool for implementing and achieving strategic goals. This module aims to provide the student knowledge and skills that are relevant for management of projects over their lifecycle as well as for management of project-based organisations. The module addresses concepts and skills that are required by managers to propose, plan, organise, and lead project teams to successful completion of projects. After the module, the student is able to identify, critically assess, and apply various project management concepts, tools, and frameworks to understand and address complex practical challenges encountered in management of projects over their lifecycle as well as in management of project-based organisations.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of key characteristics of projects as well as knowledge areas and concepts that are relevant for management of projects over their lifecycle
2. Be able to apply variety of project management tools, practices, and frameworks to solve complex practical management challenges encountered in the project context
3. Analyse, compare, and contrast alternative courses of action in management of projects and project-based organizations
4. Appreciate the myriad skills required of an effective Project Manager
5. Demonstrate skills of critical thinking as well as high level of oral and written communications skills and team work skills

Assessment is through group assignment and in-class presentation as well as an individual report and in-class participation.

NOTE : Peer assessment is used for group assignment. Depending on this, varying marks may be assigned for each team member.

PLAGIARISM : There is a zero tolerance approach to plagiarism in this module. Should a student or group attempt to pass off work they did not originate as their own without appropriate citation, they will be liable to either marks deducted or being awarded a fail grade for the submission.

Indicative Module Content:

This module introduces students from any discipline to the project management lifecycle. By the end of this module you will understand and be able to execute the key steps to ensure that a project is initiated, planned, managed and implemented successfully. You will be introduced to various Project Management tools and techniques in the context of commercial projects, to show how they are used in business settings, then classroom workshops and discussions will reinforce the learnings which will include the following:

1. What is Project Management
2. Project Teams and Leadership
3. Project Ethics
4. Project Feasibility & Stakeholder Management
5. Risk Management & Testing
6. Closing Projects and why they might fail

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

62

Autonomous Student Learning

64

Lectures

24

Total

150

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

None


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Report Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

50

Group Project: Group report & Recorded Presentation Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

50


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Larson, Erik, and Clifford F. Gray. ISE EBook Online Access for Project Management: the Managerial Process, McGraw-Hill US Higher Ed ISE, 2020. (Available online - ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/UCD/detail.action?docID=6148222)

Other readings will be shared
Summer
     
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Mon 13:00 - 15:00
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Tues 13:00 - 15:00
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36 Wed 13:00 - 15:00
Lecture Offering 52 Week(s) - 36, 37 Mon 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 52 Week(s) - 36, 37 Tues 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 52 Week(s) - 36 Wed 10:00 - 11:50
Summer
     

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