Module title: Programme and Project Systems, Risk & Control

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF11110
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

None

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pritam Chita
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Class contact lectures are limited to full day sessions of 1 per month for 3 months during which most of the core materials is delivered (all LOs). Reading exercises are expected to be completed throughout the semester but particularly in preparation before the the full day sessions. These readings will also enable the students to develop their understanding as independent learners (all LOs). Discussion groups/tutorials will take place electronically via a VLE or Skype allowing real-world case study analysis (LO5) and the evaluation of relevant academic and research materials (all LOs). These will allow the sharing of views and ideas as well as facilitating questions and discussions. The lecture programme is enhanced by input from guest speakers during the full day sessions and by arrangement, some lectures will be recorded and uploaded for students to review.
Assessment (formative or summative)- continuous assessment instruments each worth 50% of the final mark. The first assessment requires students to analyse and appraise an aspect of project & programme management that is of immediate concern and interest to the student and/or the host organisation. Students expected to identify and explore current best practice and key deployment approaches given different contexts. The deliverable will be in the style of a fully referenced article of 3000 words.The second coursework will extend the first assessment and require students to apply the previously selected topic to their organisation’s situation to produce a business report that provides a justified and evidence based suggested direction for the organisation to take to address the problem area. The deliverable for this coursework will be a referenced business report of 2000 words.
For both assessments the selected topic will be arrived at through a process of consultation and refinement in partnership with the module leader.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 90
Online Tutorial 12
Online Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 62
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 LO1,2,3,4,5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Report 50 LO1,2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of the module is to develop a deep understanding of systems and control processes that make up effective project and programmes management.
• Comparative analysis of project & programme management lifecycles, systems, processes & techniques
• Financial planning and budgetary controls for financial performance accountability.
• Understanding accounting statements, financial reports and ratios.
• Business case construction, sources of project & programme finance - PFI, PPP etc.
• Procurement – legal & contractual elements including supplier & contractor management.
• Gateway Reviews, value driven metrics (EVM) and key performance indicators (KPI)
• Managing Risks and Issues within projects and programmes.
• Comparative analysis of risk management methodologies.
• Human and behavioural issues in project and programme teams.
• Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
LO1: Critically evaluate project and programme management approaches
LO2: Examine the principles of the financial management of projects and programmes
LO3: Critically assess approaches to the management of risks & issues within projects and programmes.
LO4: Develop and critically compare project and programme management metrics.
LO5: Engage in effective conflict resolution and negotiation strategies and approaches to problem resolution.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - PHILLIPS J.J., BRANTLEY W. & PHILLIPS P.P (2012) PROJECT MANAGEMENT ROI. A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR MEASURING THE IMPACT AND ROI FOR PROJECTS
: WILEY, 1st ed.
Core - LEWIS J.P. (2005) PROJECT PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND CONTROL: MCGRAW-HILL, 1st ed.
Core - TURNER R. & WRIGHT D (2011) THE COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS: ASHGATE Vol. 1, 2011st ed. - ISBN: 9780566088452
Core - APM (2004) PROJECT RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT (PRAM) GUIDE: APM, 2nd ed.
Core - FISHER R. & SHAPIRO D (2007) BUILDING AGREEMENT: USING EMOTIONS AS YOU NEGOTIATE: RANDOM HOUSE, 1st ed.
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