BMGT43680 Project Management (MC)

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module provides students with a holistic overview of the project management lifecycle, with particular focus on the role of the consultant in project team membership & leadership.

The role of projects in organisations is receiving increasing attention and projects are the major tool for implementing and achieving strategic goals. The module includes concepts and skills that are required by managers to propose, plan, secure resources, budget and lead project teams to successful completion of projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module, students will be able to:
· Deliver lasting organisational benefits using best practice project management processes
. Communicate effectively in both written and oral modes
· Establish an effective project plan including elements such as a charter, stakeholder analysis, risk analysis, work breakdown structure & project timeline
· Develop and maintain appropriate project culture and build project teams
· Critically analyse the nature of project leadership and the importance of managing change

Indicative Module Content:

The general structure of sessions planned for this module includes the following, but these may be subject to change:

Introduction & the Project Framework
Teams & Leadership
Project Ethics
Project Planning
Project Feasibility & Stakeholders
Testing
Risk Management
Virtual Teams
Portfolio Management
Closing a Project
Why Projects Fail

Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

160

Online Learning

16

Total

176

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 Learning Reflection Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

10

Assignment: Individual assignment - option of a personal brand website or a project analysis Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

40

Group Project: Group project - creating a business learning module Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
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
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on the group & individual assignment is via grade and if requested, individual/group written feedback post-results.

Core recommended text: Project Management The Managerial Process –
Gray & Larson, 7th Ed (International). McGraw-Hill Irwin 16th Feb 2017. ISBN 1259253872

Amazon.co.uk link - https://amzn.to/2FRwVTg

The latest edition of this text describes the different stages of managing projects together with the rationales behind the various activities and disciplines which must be employed. However, any version of the text from the 3rd edition onwards is fine as this is used as an adjunct text to support module themes rather than a book from which the course is run directly.

Other useful texts include :

The Project Workout: The Ultimate Guide to Directing and Managing Business-Led Projects
by Robert Buttrick | 6 Aug 2018. FT Prentice Hall ISBN 978-1138721449 Amazon.co.uk link - https://amzn.to/2JbsKUk
An excellent, really practical book on PM, filled with processes and checklists of real use on day-to-day PM operations.

Project Management, Second Edition (Briefcase Books Series) (Briefcase Books (Paperback)) Paperback – 10 Dec 2013
by Gary R. Heerkens ISBN 978-0071818483 Amazon.co.uk link - https://amzn.to/2XqDDFv
A light, easily readable and accessible text.

The PMI Project Management Book of Knowledge – 6th ed – Sept 2017 ISBN 978-1-119-17967-2
The global standard for project management, this newly updated version introduced AGILE as a central aspect of PM.

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (Sybex) by Kim Heldman ISBN 978-1119420903 Amazon.co.uk link - https://amzn.to/2xtfofx
This text is one of the best study guides for PMP certification, regularly updated, and includes an excellent CD with sample examinations, flashcards etc, or can be bought as an ebook.
Name Role
Ms Annmarie Connolly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer

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