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MANG3034 Project Management

Module Overview

Students will be equipped with both knowledge and understanding of definition and characteristics of project, objectives, stakeholders and definitions of project success/failure, scope management, matrix organisations, the project life-cycle, project planning, managing time and networks, progress monitoring, change and risk management, decision making, and collaborative working. Case studies will be used to illustrate many of the challenges as well as solutions of relevance to project management.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

to introduce the ideas, techniques and tools of project management as used in practice. Project management is an integrated approach to achieve non-routine business objectives.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the nature of projects and the stages of the project life cycle;
  • the techniques most commonly used to manage projects.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • analyse the performance of real-life projects;
  • apply project management ideas and techniques to projects.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • written communication skills;
  • learning and research skills.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use standard project-management techniques (e.g. Critical Path Method, Earned Value, etc);

Syllabus

• Definition and characteristics of projects. • Objectives and definitions of project success/failure. • Stakeholder Management. • Scope management. • The project life-cycle. • Project planning. • Managing time and networks. • Project governance and project control. • Change management. • Risk in projects. • Project procurement.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, guest lectures, classes, laboratory work for MS Project. Learning activities include an individual assignment, laboratory work and case studies.

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task38
Wider reading or practice30
Tutorial10
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Follow-up work24
Lecture24
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Maylor, H. (2010). Project Management. 

Gardiner, P.D (2005). Project Management: A Strategic Planning Approach. 

Assessment

Formative

In-class activities

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio  (3000 words) 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio  (3000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio  (3000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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