Module title: Project and Programme Governance & Compliance

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

Module code: INF11111
Module leader: Peter Cruickshank
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 3, 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: Peter Cruickshank
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 one per month for three 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 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 the VLE or Skype for at least one hour per week allowing real-world case study analysis (LO3) 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. Lectures will be recorded and uploaded for students to review.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Module assessment is achieved by continuous assessment instruments each worth 50% of the final mark. The first requires students to examine project and programme management environments within their own organisation or one with which they are familiar. They will be expected to apply various governance and compliance frameworks to their work place and to produce an assessment report (fully referenced business format) (2000 words) that will identify problem areas as well as likely improvement directions. In addition students are expected to provide some form of governance and compliance context to the analysis.

The second coursework will require students to select a topic from a list drawn from all the taught elements of the module. The selected topic may be refined or extended in consultation with the module leader. The deliverable for this coursework is the submission of a paper in the style of a fully referenced article (3000 words).


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 Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Independent Learning Centrally Time Tabled Examination 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 2,3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 50 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
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 the governance and compliance environments that projects and programmes operate within, including the relationship between programmes and portfolios and creating an awareness of the role played by frameworks such ITIL, COBIT, ISO 21500 and UK government guidance in Management of Successful Programmes and Management of Portfolios.

The module focusses on the factors that can enable or prevent effective benefits realisation management including stakeholder engagement, balanced scorecard and strategic decision-making and the Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3). Other topics that could be covered include governance and management of the business impact of organisational change and the management of change within a quality perspective – TQM, Six Sigma, Lean – and their associated challenges.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse the alignment between projects and programme management and an organisations strategic objectives.
LO2: Critically appraise the tools and techniques deployed in the establishment of project and programme governance and compliance environments,
LO3: Examine and analyse real-world project and programme environment situations, identify solutions and make recommendations to management
LO4: Position projects and programmes within broader business contexts such as change management and competitive advantage initiatives and review approaches to benefits realisation.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT COMPUTING (2011) MANAGING SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMMES: LONDON: TSO, 1st ed.
Core - JENNER S. & KILFORD C (2011) MANAGEMENT OF PORTFOLIOS. LONDON: TSO - WWW.
Core - JENNER S. (2012) MANAGING BENEFITS, LONDON TSO - WWW.
Core - GARDINER, P. (2005) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC PLANNING APPROACH.: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780333982228
Core - KERZNER, H (2001) STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT USING A PROJECT MANAGEMENT MATURITY MODEL.: WILEY, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0471400394
Core - OCG (2011) PORTFOLIO, PROGRAMME AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT MATURITY MODEL (P3M3). - WWW.
Recommended - JOHN HAYES (2010) THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780230210691
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