MIS41050 Consulting,Change&Project Mgt

Academic Year 2019/2020

A majority of analytics projects which fail, fail for human-factors reasons rather than technical reasons: the wrong problem is solved, or the results are not interpreted for management or clients in an accessible way, or other stakeholders present obstacles to implementation. Project management helps to address some of these types of issues and change management addresses others. In this module they are brought together with material on consulting approaches, which are useful both in traditional consulting but also in other scenarios.

● Consulting and Change Management
● Traditional approaches to project management
● Lean, agile methods, and design thinking
● Team construction
● Risk management
● Managing strategy and innovation

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students should be able to:
● Describe case studies in project failure and success and generalise to principles
● Contrast historical and modern approaches to project management and describe potential advantages and disadvantages of each
● Describe the consulting environment, including stakeholder analysis
● Apply tools and techniques to enable successful projects
● Describe case studies in strategy and innovation with analytics.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




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
Examination: < Description > 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Not specified Graded No


Essay: Individual essay Week 8 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group practical project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


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Name Role
Mr Eamon Thornton Tutor
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33 Wed 15:00 - 16:20
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33 Wed 17:00 - 18:20

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