Project Management - CB9173

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
Spring 7 15 (7.5) DR A Badewi checkmark-circle

Overview

In today's competitive and global economy, companies are turning to project management to consistently deliver business results. Increased number of international and complex projects brings with it a growing demand for project management specialists, according to Project Management Institute (PMI). This module introduces the principles and practice of project management in a global context. The module aims to:

Equip you with project management tools, techniques and management issues, focusing on key challenges that arise from managing complex projects, such as with regards to project time, quality and cost, resource constraints, stakeholder analysis, cultural diversity and teamwork.

Analyse contemporary project management issues and employ a range of established and innovative methodologies for adequate project plan, execution and control;

Critically analyse risks in projects, develop sustainable contingency plans and demonstrate ability to set reasonable and achievable deadlines and milestones across different project tasks with due consideration to economic, social, and environmental aspects surrounding a project.

Details

This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
VLE Quiz – 60 questions in 60 minutes (50%)
Individual Report (2000 words) (50%)

Reassessment method:
100% coursework.

Indicative reading

Burke R, (2018) Fundamentals of Project Management, 2nd edn. Burke Publishing

Cleland, D. L. and Gareis, R. (2006) Global Project Management Handbook: Planning, Organizing and Controlling International Projects, New York: McGraw-Hill

Larson, E.W. and Gray, C.F. (2018). Project Management: the Managerial Process. 7th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill

Lientz, B. and Rea, K (2012) International Project Management, San Diego, CA: Academic Press Elsevier Science

Maylor, H. (2010). Project Management. London: FT Prentice Hall

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- systematically understand fundamental project management tools and techniques for managing projects in both local and global contexts;
- critically analyse contemporary project management issues and employ a range of established and innovative methodologies for adequate project plan, execution and control;
- critically examine common challenges in managing complex projects, with regards to project time, quality and cost, resources, sustainability, stakeholder power, cultural diversity and teamwork.
- analyse risks of projects, develop sustainable contingency plans and set reasonable and achievable deadlines and milestones across different project tasks, considering economic, social, and environmental aspects surrounding a project.


The intended generic learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate analytical skills by linking theoretical perspectives to practical situations;
- evidence creativity and originality in selecting and applying appropriate project management techniques for problem formulation and solving;
- communicate effectively using appropriate media for an appropriate audience;
- work and study independently and demonstrate learning through argumentative discussions on project management issues that are current and timely.

Notes

  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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