MGMT07046 2013 Quality and Project Management
Section A: The Project Management section of this module addresses the following Project Management Institute Knowledge Areas: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Risk, and Procurement.
Section B: The Quality section introduces the student to the essentials of quality including problem solving tools and techniques aimed at product and process improvement.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Discuss the environment, characteristics, objectives, and life-cycle phases of an engineering project.
Apply non-numeric, profitability, and scoring models in project selection.
Apply a variety of project planning tools and techniques.
Manage a project in accordance with internationally-recognised principles and practices.
Describe the approaches and philosophies of quality management.
Perform simple probability calculations.
Develop plots and analyse variable control charts/attribute control charts.
Use simple quality tools and techniques.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will be assessed by way of practical assessments, term assessments and final examinations.
SECTION A: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management Terminology. Scope, Time, and Cost Management. Trends in Project Management. The Project Life Cycle.
Strategic Management and Project Selection
Project Management Maturity. Selection Criteria. Non-numeric, Profitability, and Scoring Models.
Project Charter. Feasibility Factors. Project Management Information Systems. Integrated Change Control.
Stakeholder Register. Requirements Documentation. Traceability Matrix. Scope Statement. Work Breakdown Structure. Scope Creep.
Precedence Diagramming Method. Dependency Types. Estimating Resources and Activity Durations. Gantt Charts. Program Evaluation and Review Technique. Schedule Network Analysis. Schedule Control.
Types of Costs. Types of Cost Estimates. Cost Aggregation. Earned Value Management. Forecasting. Progress Reporting.
Risk Planning: Risk Breakdown Structure; Probability and Impact Matrix.
Risk Identification: Brainstorming, Delphi Technique, Diagramming Techniques. Risk Register.
Risk Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative. Decision-Tree Analysis. Monte-Carlo Technique.
Risk Response Strategies. Ongoing Monitoring.
Procurement Planning: Make or Buy Analysis. Contract Types. Source Selection Criteria. Procurement Options. Elements of a Legal Contract. Contract Change Management.
SECTION B: QUALITY
Definitions of quality. Quality dimensions. Variation and quality control. Accuracy and precision.
The Normal distribution. The Binomial distribution. The Poisson distribution.
Statistical Process Control
Developing and plotting charts (X-bar, R, p, np, c, u charts). Out of control rules. Process capability - Cp and Cpk calculations.
Seven Quality Tools
Histogram, check sheet, Pareto chart, fishbone diagram, scatter charts, stratification, and flow charts.
Total quality management. Quality gurus. Quality standards. Lean and six sigma.
NOTE: INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT
Representatives from industry will be invited to give guest lectures.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Practical Evaluation - Project Management Practicals||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Final Exam - Project Management||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4|
|3||Continuous Assessment - Quality||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||5,6,7,8|
|4||Final Exam - Quality||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||End of Term||5,6,7,8|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Project Management Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Practical||Computer Laboratory||Project Management Practical||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Lecture||Tiered Classroom||Quality Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||2||Weekly||2.00|
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (5th Edition)
The Project Management Institute
Essentials of Quality
SPC Simplified: Practical Steps to Quality
R.T. Amsden, H.E. Butler, D.M. Amsden