MGMT07042 2013 Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Project Management
Transcript Title
Project Management
Code
MGMT07042
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Paul Curran
Programme Membership
SG_SQUAL_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quality SG_EMANM_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management SG_EDATA_S07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering
Description

The student should be able lead a small project team or to provide technical and local support to a Project Manager on a large distributed project.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Discuss the project environment, characteristics, objectives, life cycle phases and the dimensions of project success

2.

Apply numeric, non-numeric, profitability and scoring models in project selection

3.

Discuss the roles and characteristics of project managers and project teams

4.

Describe forms of project organisation and identify factors favouring particular forms

5.

Describe and apply project planning techniques

6.

 Determine the differences between managing and leading a project and handling the influences of stakeholders

7.

Describe how to build a high performance work team

8.

Solve problems relating to resource allocation

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Organisation Strategy and Project Selection: The strategic management process, Forces fostering project management; project environment, stakeholders, objectives, scope, specifications and critical success factors. Criteria for model selection; project evaluation factors; numeric and non-numeric models; project portfolio process
  2. Organisation Structure and Culture:  Various organisation structure models – Functional, Projectised, Matrix etc.      Organisation culture and its impact on project teams
  3. Defining the Project: Setting the scope, establishing the priorities, creating a Work Breakdown Structure, developing a communications plan and responsibility matrices.
  4. Estimating Project Times and Costs: Factors influencing quality of estimates, top down versus bottom up, methods of estimation.
  5. Developing a Project Plan:      Developing and constructing a project Network, activity-on-node fundamentals, developing and using forward pass and backward pass information. The concept of ‘float’ and Critical path.
  6. Managing Risk: Risk identification, assessment, response development, Contingency planning, Risk Response Control and Change Management
  7. Reducing Project Duration: Rationale for reducing project, options for accelerating project completion, development of a project cost-duration graph, implications of ‘crashing’ the project.
  8. Leadership – Being an Effective Project Manager: Managing versus leading the project, handling stakeholders, Social network building, ethics, building trust and qualities of an effective project manager.
  9. Managing Project Teams: Team development Models, Situational factors affecting team development, building high performance project teams, managing virtual teams, and typical team pitfalls.

The content can be used in support of students intending to take the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK) examinations run by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

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 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
2 Case Study Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Erik W. Larson and Clifford F.Gray

Project Management - The Managerial Process 5th Edition

 

McGraw Hill

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

Microsoft Project 2007/2010 or equivalent

Additional Information

None