Full Title Project Implementation

Short Title Project Implementation

Code MGMT09012
Level 09
Credit 05

Author McSharry, Trevor
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Management
Attendence N/A%
Fee

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.

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


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.


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.

Assessment Facilitites
N/A

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 60 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Quiz per topic 1,2,3 10 OnGoing
Individual assignments 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
Group assignments and presentations 1,2,3,4 10 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Exam 1,2,3,4 60 End of Semester


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly 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 Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book 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
www.pmi.org
Url Resources
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