MGMT07036 2016 Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Project Management
Transcript Title
Project Management
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John McNamara
Programme Membership
SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BADMN_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7

Project management is an key skill in the many business and administrative funtions .  This module takes a generic view of project management with emphasis on the application of project management.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify and describe the role of the personnel involved in project management


Describe the project life cycle and outline project success/failure criteria


Describe and apply project selection criteria


Describe and apply project risk assessment


Describe and apply resource scheduling techniques including Gantt Charts and Network Diagrams and utilize critical path analysis


Describe and apply techniques of monitoring and correcting project progress


Describe and apply techniques associated with project change, audit and closure

Teaching and Learning Strategies

MC Quizzes to ensure that students are completing the reading and understanding the concepts

Practical computer based assignments to assess competence on a Project Management package

Final examination to assess students overall grasp of the module

Module Assessment Strategies

Reading, lectures and class discussion to gain an understanding of concepts and techniques

Use of Project Management computer package to develop competence in its use

Use of case studies to demonstrate the applicability of the concepts and techniques studied

Repeat Assessments

Repeat examination plus repeat of practical assignment where a student fails to achieve a pass mark in continuous assessment

Indicative Syllabus

 1.       The nature of project management                                                                     

·         Project manager, project team and stakeholders

·         Project life cycle 

2.       Project selection                                                                                                          

·         Non numeric selection methods.

·         Numeric selection methods

·         Risk management 

3.       Project planning                                                                                                           

·         Project kick-off

·         Work breakdown structure 

4.       Resource scheduling                                                                                                 

·         Gantt charts

·         AoA and AoN networks.

·         Critical path analysis including expected time.

5.       Monitoring project progress                                                                                   

·         Control of time and milestones

·         Earned value

·         Reporting 

6.       Change, audit and closure                                                                                       

·         Need for change management

·         Closure alternative

·         Need for audit 





Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Computer based assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Project Management Exercises Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 25 % OnGoing

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Lab 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-05-17 Project Management JumpStart, 3rd Edition Sybex
ISBN 0470939192 ISBN-13 9780470939192

The much-anticipated new edition of the popular project management introductory book

The role of the project manager continues to become more diverse and demanding, placing strong project management skills in high demand. This in-depth introductory guide offers aspiring project managers the essential fundamentals of project management. Fully revised since the previous version, this new edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. Project management guru Kim Heldman presents you with a clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style so that you can approach project management from a practical?rather than theoretical?standpoint.

  • Serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of project management
  • Provides completely updated and revised material on project management methods and practices
  • Features new examples and study questions
  • Addresses how to create project schedules and budgets and define project goals
  • Covers project management principles, Project Management Institute?s project management standards, and practical application of project management for the workplace

Whether you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general project management principles, Project Management JumpStart, Third Edition is ideal reading.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Kim Heldman, 2011 Project Management JumpStart, 3rd Edition Sybex
ISBN-10 0470939192, ISBN-13 9780470939192


Other Resources


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