QLTY09038 2013 Applied Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Applied Project Management
Transcript Title
Applied Project Management
Code
QLTY09038
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QLTY - Quality
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
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_EPROJ_M09 201300 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201900 Level 9 Certificate in Science in Project Management
Description

In this module the student will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of project planning and implementation and the issues and pitfalls which commonly occur on projects across a range of organisation structures and industries.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of  Project Management in distributed and international environments.

2.

Assess the linkage between projects and strategy implementation as well as transformational change.

3.

Distinguish between  the technical and behavioural aspects of Project Management.

4.

Master practical skills of project implementation and understand why an approach will/will not work in a particular situational environment through real world case studies.

5.

Learn tools and techniques spanning the steps from defining the projects through to controlling the project using earned value and Theory of Constraints and Agile Project Management.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment

Written assignments/ case studies                                                    60%                                                                                                                          

Final Examination

One two hour written examination               40%

Indicative Syllabus

1.   Modern Project Management and Integration of Organisation Strategy with Projects. The role of project management in modern organisations.   Demonstrating the link between strategic planning and establishing project   choice. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

2.   Defining the Project and Managing Risk. Establishing aims and objectives,   identifying tradeoffs and project boundaries. Making risk assessments, establishing contingency plans and evaluating impacts on project schedule.   Analysis and review of relevant case study.

3.   Developing a Network plan and Resource Scheduling. Defining activities, developing work packages. Determining constraints, establishing leveled resource schedule, splitting and multi-tasking, establishing a responsibility   matrix. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

4.   Reducing Project Time Determining methods of reducing project time and understanding cost/ time tradeoffs. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

5.   Organisation and Culture Understanding a project organization and its fit   with both functional and matrix managed organizations. Determine the cultural dimensions of an organisation supportive of project management. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

6.   Leadership – being an effective Manager Understanding the network of   relationships, the significance of a project sponsor and leading by example. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

7.   Managing Project Teams Creating a high performance work team, requirements for an effective project vision. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

8.   Partnering – managing inter-organisation relations in an international environment Determining key practices in partnering and outsourcing relationships. Establishing a project partner framework. Understanding   negotiation. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

9.   Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation Project schedule and control charts, project management system overview and project cost summary   and status reporting. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

10.   Project Audit and Closure Project closure methods, assessment versus original objectives, identifying .Outstanding issues and reaching agreement with customers. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

11.Theory Of Constraints Identification of the system constraints, decision process on the   system constraints, evaluation of the system constraints. To recognize the   conditions in which traditional project management versus agile project   management should be used. To understand how Agile PM works and in particular, the value of an incremental, iterative development approach to new product development. Analysis and review of relevant case study.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

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

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Case Study Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lectures tutorials and case studies 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Harold R. Kerzner

Project Management: Case Studies, 4th Ed.,

Wiley

 2013

Harold R. Kerzner

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 11th Ed.,

Wiley

 2013

Meredith, Mantel

Project Management: A Managerial Approach  8th Ed.,

Wiley

 2011

Eliyahy M. Goldratt

 

Critical Chain: Project Management and the Theory of Constraints

 

North River Press

8th ed ., 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None