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Module Title LM Leadership and Collaboration
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 39379
Module Lead Ian Heptinstall
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites LM Purpose and Planning - (04 39378) LM Introduction to Industrial Project Management - (04 31163)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-34 hours
Tutorial-18 hours
Guided independent study-148 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module focuses on the human/personality/social and psychological aspects of being a project manager and leading teams in a project environment. In addition it covers project procurement and aspects of project execution planning not addressed in module 2.

The module is divided into four parts:
1. Project Delivery
2. Understanding & Developing Self
3. Leading Project Teams
4. Procurement, Contracting & Collaboration

The first part, covers project execution management, in particular with reference to location, logistics and reporting.

From a personal and interpersonal perspective, parts 2 and 3 explore not only some more widely discussed points such as teamwork and leadership, but also the role of resilience and mental health; it considers the role of the project manager as coach, mentor and facilitator.

Finally, part four discusses procurement, contracting and collaboration and the interplay among these from a legal as well as operational perspective. It includes detailed materials on collaborative contracting of projects.

Project management is first and foremost a job to do with people and this module aims at bringing these important topics to the surface of the discussion and to give the students an opportunity to address them both introspectively and socially/culturally.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and describe the relevance of effective project execution management strategies and what they entail.
  • Demonstrate an ability to consider and reflect on psychological, personal and interpersonal issues to do with leading projects and project teams.
  • Have an appreciation of issues related to various roles of the project manager not only as a leader of groups and processes, but also as a coach, mentor and facilitator of team work as well as project execution.
  • Show an understanding of the role of culture and communication in the context of projects.
  • Understand the basic principles of contract law and its application to projects.
  • Describe the key principles of collaborative procurement in a project context.
  • Explain how a project alliance/IPD is used to minimize contractual barriers to project collaboration and give examples of its implementation.
  • Develop a personal development plan based on an understanding of the key leadership traits and behaviours of project managers and an assessment of the student’s current capabilities.
  • Describe how a project manager can delegate decision making responsibility through the project team and debate the potential advantages and disadvantages of doing this.
Assessment 39379-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Coursework (100%), compromising of;
Coursework submission (40%)
Personal development self-reflection (30%)
Hub feedback essay or draft project execution plan (30%)

The students will be able to resubmit their work at an appropriate time.
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