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MANG6293 Project Management

Module Overview

The global and rapid growth of managing by projects in every sector, industry, and company type has led to the development of pan-sector theories and bodies of knowledge in project management. This module aims to familiarise you with the specific nature of projects and the implications for organisations seeking to introduce change through a systematic practice of project management.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

to familiarise you with the specific nature of projects and its implications on managing projects and managing organisations by projects. Hence, the broad and varying perspectives of project management’s traditional and contemporary theories, their critiques and applicability will be illustrated through lectures and discussions.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • traditional and contemporary approaches to management of projects;
  • Tools and techniques for managing project stages; and factors influencing project success or failure.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse project situations and dynamics considering the pluralistic nature of projects and project management;
  • understand and critically analyse the project’s context, potential dynamics and challenges regardless of its industry.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • apply an analytical and critical approach to management;
  • communicate effectively (written).


Introduction to Project Management Goal Directed Project Management Project Definition Stakeholder Management. Product Based Planning Risk Management Project Governance Managing Change Commercial Aspects of Project Management

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The knowledge and appreciation of the theoretical bases will be developed through the lectures and complemented through directed reading and formative exercises.

Independent Study63
Total study time75

Resources & Reading list

Project Management Journal. Journal

International Journal of Project Management. Journal

Maylor, H (2010). Project Management. 



In-class activities


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


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:


Additional Reading 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

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