MMM2MMP-Managing Projects

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Stephen Simister


Summary module description:

The purpose of this module is to provide an understanding of:

  • the processes of project management
  • the tools of project management
  • the importance of leadership in the project environment
to enable students to apply this learning to their own professional environment.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:

  • define the concept of the project and the role of a project manager
  • produce an overview of the models of project management and the project management body of knowledge
  • outline and apply the tools and techniques of time and budgetary planning and identify the issues of resource allocation identify the causes of project failure and suggest ways in which these can be overcome
  • analyse the way in which teams are organised for effective project management
  • evaluate critically the role of leadership, management and teams in projects
  • identify and apply the necessary control mechanisms in projects

Additional outcomes:

  • Oral communication skills should be developed as a result of class discussion and presentations
  • Analytical and evaluation skills should be developed through group discussions, whether in class or e-enabled
  • Application of academic concepts to their professional environment should cause students to reflect on their work as managers

Outline content:
The project management framework
The project management knowledge areas

  • Time
  • Scope
  • Quality
  • Human resources
  • Communications
  • Risk

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
There are two full day workshops. The workshop format uses a blend of interactive lecturing, structured class discussion, group working, presentations and case studies. Maximum use of active learning is encouraged.

Self Managed Learning
Students are provided with the very latest text books and accompanying CDs, web enabled access keys and publisher resources as available with each new edition. Workshop leaders will direct students to the use of these resources at the outset using a guided learning path.

Group Tutorial Support
Students receive group tutorial support within the workshop environment. Workshop leaders discuss the assignment with the group and offer support and guidance as to what is expected.

Individual Tutorial Support
Students will receive individual tutorial support on request.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 0.5
Practicals classes and workshops 12
Work-based learning 39.5
Guided independent study 48
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Students undertake one assignment of 3,000 words (mandatory length) or equivalent.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment after confirmation of failure by external examiner.

Last updated: 9 June 2017

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