SCHOOL: Business, Law and Psychology
LEARNING HOURS: 200 hours, the nature of which is specified in the student guide
Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to;
1. Critically evaluate and apply a range of skills and techniques associated with the management of projects
2. Demonstrate capability to evaluate projects from a financial, human resource and time related perspective
3. Appreciate the requirements for control and the application of control mechanisms
4. Critically evaluate the relationship between time, cost and quality and understand the alternate approaches available for managing them.
1. Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills
2. Demonstrate ability to apply and evaluate tools and techniques associated with the management of projects
3. Demonstrate reporting and diagnostic skills
The module will define the nature of projects and their management. Various aspects will be considered including financial control and management of risk, human resource elements (building and leading a multi disciplinary tem) and the control of time. The module will examine the integration of time, cost and quality aspects of projects through the application of relevant tools and techniques.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Directed and undirected reading plus centre based tutor support.
The module will be assessed by a two part single integrative individual assignment and this will test all learning outcomes from the module. This will be the production and analysis of a network diagram together with a report on a real scenario that will define how to fully manage a specific project to achieve the goals set out in the assessment. This will allow students to demonstrate their learning in respect of management of resources generally but in particular elements of time, finance and human resource
Students will be required to complete and submit a selection of activities from the course materials and receive feedback on progress from an allocated Tutor
INDICATIVE READING LIST:
Field M. & Keller R. (1998) Project Management, The Open University
Burke, R. (1999) Project Management; Planning and Control Techniques (3rd Ed.), Wiley,