Programme and Project Management - BUSN9113

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Amgad Badewi checkmark-circle


This module will provide students with a good understanding of key concepts and theories in the field of Programme and Project Management. Students will learn about key practices and techniques and gain a good understanding of how they might be applied in real business contexts.

Indicative topics are::
• Project, programme and portfolio management concepts.
• Bodies of knowledge and methodologies (APM, PRINCE2, P2M, PMP, MSP, MoP).
• Role of the project / programme support office/ Project Management Office (PMO)
• Project and programme organisation structures and roles.
• Life cycle, principles and processes.
• Business case and investment appraisal.
• Scheduling.
• Budgeting and cash flow.
• Earned value management.
• The use of MIS in project management
• Measurement, control and risk management in projects.
• International Project Management: Multi-cultural management.
• Agile project management versus traditional project management.
• Researching Projects.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

VLE Quiz, 1 hour (40%)
Group Written Project (2000 words) (60%)

Indicative reading

Axelos (2011), Managing successful programmes, 4th ed., London: TSO Shop, United Kingdom.

Bradley, G. (2010), Benefit Realisation Management: A Practical Guide to Achieving Benefits through Change, 3rd ed., Farnham: Gower Publishing Company, UK.

Jenner, S. and APMG International (2014), Managing benefits: optimizing the return from investments, 2nd ed., London: Stationery Office

Letavec, J. (2014), Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management, Plantation, Fl.: Ross Publishing

Martenili, Waddell, Rahschulte, Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd ed., Chichester: Wiley

Project Management Institute (2013). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK® Guide, 5th ed., Philadelphia, PA. : Project Management Institute, US.

Project Management Institute (2013). The Standard for Program Management. 3rd ed., Montvale, NJ. : Institute of Management Accountants, US.

Zwikael, O. and Smyrk, J. (2011), Project management for the creation of Organisational value, New York: Springer

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key theories, strategies and techniques in project management and their application (PRINCE2 and PMP).
2 Critically apply the principles of life cycle methodology to programme and project management.
3 Describe and provide a critique of the relationship between Project Management, Benefits Realisation Management, Programme Management and Portfolio Management and be able to define the responsibilities of
key players.
4 Critically apply relevant knowledge, skills and creativity for appropriate governance in project and programme management.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate transferable skills in project and programme management.
2 Deal with complex projects both systematically and creatively.
3 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of a variety of sources of information and data, including those typically used in business contexts, and an ability to evaluate their relevance and applicability to a project.
4 Work effectively as part of a group, and use self-direction, initiative and planning in the context of independent learning and the management of assignments.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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