MGMT09012 2013 Project Implementation

General Details

Full Title
Project Implementation
Transcript Title
Project Implementation
Code
MGMT09012
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Gary McGinty, Brian Coll, Trevor McSharry,
Programme Membership
SG_EPROJ_M09 201300 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201300 Level 9 Certificate in Project Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201300 Level 9 Certificate in Project Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201300 Level 9 Certificate in Project Management SG_SBIMA_S09 201700 Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management SG_SPROJ_M09 201700 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201700 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SWATE_M09 201800 Master of Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_O09 201800 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_A09 201800 Certificate in Water Services Management
Description

This module targets learners that do not have significant project management experience. It focuses on project implementation and the sociocultural side of project management. The following are some of the key topics: role of project manager as a leader, stakeholder management and the creation of high performance teams, outsourcing and negotiation. The core of this module focuses on the kinds of information managers use to monitor project progress including earned value. Other topics include project closure, the emergence of agile project management and continuous professional development.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Posess a high level of understanding and insight into the key sociocultural areas such as being and effective project manager, managing stakeholder expectations, influencing, networking, ethics and the creation and management of high performance project teams.

2.

Critically evaluate the main tools and techniques for progress and performance measurement and evaluation including earned value analysis.

3.

Analyse the importance of the project closure phase and associated activities.

4.

Critique the emergence of agile project management and its application, when compared to more traditional methodologies.

5.

Develop a critical awareness of the importance of career development and continuous professional development in the field of project management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Learners will have weekly lectures on line and will be required to undertake various types of preparation and assessment work individually and in teams. Learner industry experience and real life case studies and projects will be drawn upon to enhance the learning experience.

Module Assessment Strategies

  • Assignments, projects and presentations to demonstration practical use and application of project management tools and techniques through case studies and real life projects.
  • Utilisation of quizzes in order to confirm understanding of various terms, tools and techniques associated with project management.
  • Final Examination.

Repeat Assessments

The following assessment strategy will be used:

  • Individual and team based assignments, projects and presentations
  • Utilisation of quizzes in order to provide instant feedback.
  • Final Examination.

Indicative Syllabus

Leadership and effective project management

· Managing versus leading a project

· Stakeholder management

· Influencing and social networking

· Ethics and Project Management

 

Managing Project Teams

· Five stage development model

· Building high performance teams

· Managing virtual project teams

· Outsourcing and negotiation

 

Project Closure

· Closure types, activities, final report

· Post implementation evaluation

· Team and individual performance reviews

· Lessons Learning and retrospectives

 

Overview of Agile Project Management

· Traditional versus agile methods

· Scrum, limitations and concerns

 

Project Management Career

· Career paths, mentors

· Professional training and certification

· Continuous professional development

 

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 Quiz per topic Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Individual assignments Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Group assignments and presentations Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Not Specified Support 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Gray C. and Larson E. (2011): Project Management, The Managerial Process; 5th Edition 2011, McGraw Hill International Edition.

Kerzner, H. (2013) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling; 11th Edition, John Wiley and Sons

Kerzner, H (2013): Project Management: Case Studies, 4th Edition, John Wiley and Sons

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) (version 5), Pennsylvania: PMI publications.

Other Resources
Additional Information

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