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Module Title LM Project Management
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 29508
Module Lead Dr Brian McGarrie
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Restrictions Optional for 2150 Executive Part-Time MBA Singapore
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-8 hours
Tutorial-2 hours
Guided independent study-70 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The main aim of this module is to introduce participants to the key features of effective project management. The module will therefore develop an understanding of how effective project management contributes to organisational success and enable managers to implement a project management approach. This will comprise both the techniques of project management (planning, scheduling, control and evaluation) and the organisational, team and leadership aspects of managing projects. There will be an emphasis on large scale projects and consideration of international projects and alternative approaches to project management. Overall, the emphasis will be on critical reflection of assumptions, techniques and procedures and a development of managerial thinking within a project environment.

The major topics are:
  • Project Strategy
  • Project Selection
  • Organisation: Structure and Culture
  • Project Definition and Design
  • Project Finance
  • Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Projects
  • Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager
  • Managing Project Teams
  • Suppliers and Partnering
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Project Closure
  • International Projects
  • Alternative Approaches to Project Management
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the key features of effective project management
  • Critically examine the different approaches that may be adopted in design and implementation of projects
  • Demonstrate how projects interact with the wider managerial environment.
  • Critically examine how organisations manage risk and uncertainty in projects.
  • Show competency in applying techniques and tools to the management of their own projects.
Assessment 29508-01 : Group Assignment : Coursework (20%)
29508-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

1 x 1500 word group assignment (20%)

1 x 2000 word individual assignment (70%)

Reassessment: 1 x 2500 word individual assignment (100%)
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