BM7107: Project Management

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BM7107: Project Management

Module Title Project Management
Module Code BM7107
Module Tutor Douglas Yourston
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

Project management is key to delivering strategic value within an organisation and it involves far more than a time plan, a budget and a risk register.  Projects can range from construction of a new building to the launch of new product, or outsourcing previous in house functions, to the re-engineering of products, services and processes. 

 

The module aims:

to explore how project management can enable an organisation to improve results and deliver change.

to help the organisation deliver projects of high quality, on time and within budget

to consider the methodologies available to manage projects, such as PRINCE2

Indicative Syllabus
  1. Strategic, organisational, and design issues associated with project management
  2. Assess and justify approaches to managing projects
  3. The application of practical project management tools, and techniques
  4. Key success factors in successful project management
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of external business factors and how they may impact the design and implementation of a project.
  2. Appreciate the need to break down a project into a set of tasks, each with an estimated duration.
  3. Understand the trade-offs between time, cost and quality/scope and how this impacts project design.
  4. Select and use project management concepts, models, tools, and software.
  5. Understand the driving forces behind risk analysis and risk management techniques on projects.
  6. Analyse the extent to which people management and leadership issues contribute to the most common factors of success or failure in projects.
Learning and Teaching Activities

15 CATS point module: 150 hours.

 

Scheduled learning and teaching activities:  30 hours

 

Guided independent study:  120 hours: 

Include both directed learning undertaken in student’s own time, and their own self-directed study eg for assessment.
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: Standard: 4,500 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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