PROJ07007 2009 Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Project Management
Transcript Title
Project Management
Code
PROJ07007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PROJ - Project
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2009 - Full Academic Year 2009-10
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Donal Lyons
Programme Membership
SG_EELEC_B07 201100 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELEC_J07 200900 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
Description

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 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.

Describe and apply various project scheduling techniques for projects with single-time and multiple-time estimates

7.

Solve problems relating to resource allocation

Indicative Syllabus

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

Contrasting roles of managers and team members in project and functional environments; special demands relating to projects

Functional, project and matrix organisational forms; mixed organisational forms; factors influencing selection of project form

Project plan elements; work breakdown structure; linear responsibility charts; management of projects by phases and phase gates

Gantt charts; precedence diagrams; PERT/CPM networks; problems with multiple time estimates; probability of completion

The resource allocation problem; resource loading and levelling; project crashing; priority rules

Project Management/Office Applications

Investment appraisal techniques; payback period, present worth, uniform annual cost and return on investment; unweighted and weighted factor scoring models

Project properties; determining accurate task durations; four types of task relationships; lag and lead times; task phases, milestones and critical path

Work and material resources; resource costs; cost accrual; resource groups; assignment to tasks; effort-driven scheduling; examining resource costs and allocations over time; resource levelling

Sharing information between multiple projects; resource pools; updating assignments and working time; creating dependencies between projects

Progress tracking; updating task status; entering actual start, finish and durations; tracking work by time period; amendment of remaining work or duration; identification of schedule slippage and over-budget tasks and resources; reporting project status; measurement of performance using earned value analysis

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Continuous Assessment Computer Lab Assessemnet Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3 Other Exam Case Study review Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Flat Classroom Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory MS Project 2007 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Burke R

Project Management - Planning and Control Techniques

 

Wiley

2003

Gray C

Project Management - The Managerial Process

Wiley

2005

Kerzner H

Project Management - A Systems Approach

Wiley

2006

Maylor H

Project Management

FT Prentice-Hall

2005

Meredith J.R.

Project Management

Wiley

2007

Turner

Handbook of Project-Based Management

McGraw-Hill

1998

Other Resources

None