Module title: Project Management

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09114
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Employability/PDP/scholarship:
This module is based on the requirements of the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductor Certificate in Project Management as stated in their syllabus documents and associated publications such as their Glossary of Terms for Project Management. The reference to professional body resources and standards is supportive of a PDP-rich approach. The module will help prepare those students who wish to to take the APM Introductory Certificate exam in Project Management.
The student is expected to use the recommended references extensively; any further learning materials required will be made available via CD/WebCT/module guide. Each student must have access to an internet-connected PC and Napier LIS facilities, including the ATHENS system, to obtain some of this information.
The approach is workplace-focused and based on professional body standards. The knowledge and skills developed are highly transferable and adaptable to a range of different work environments.

Assessment (formative and summative):
One assessment tool for this module is the final formative examination, which will be conducted on-line and will comprise a mixture of multiple choice, short/matching and paragraph answers. The aim is to appropriately test introductory level knowledge and, at the same time, to make the assessment similar to that for the professional body's qualification. This represents 40% of the module mark.
In addition, students will be asked to report back on each unit's learning by completing and submitting through WebCT specific tasks from week one and each week throughout the module. These may include postings on the discussion forum, answers to problems set, reflections on work experience, or case study material. In this way, student engagement and progress will be monitored and students will grow in their ability to apply the theory learnt.

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)
Online Lecture 72
Other Work based learning 36
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 84
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 7
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 ALL 2 - 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000 TOTAL
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 40 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Project management principles: Definitions and overview; types of projects; portfolios, programmes and projects. The project life cycle; time, cost and quality. Creation and use of work breakdown structures (WBS), cost breakdown structures (CBS), and organisation breakdown structures (OBS). Time and resource scheduling, estimating. Project selection and making the business case, stakeholder identification and analysis of needs. Success criteria, success factors and performance indicators. The project plan.

Business organisational structures for project management: Functional and matrix organisations. Team building and team characteristics. Industrial team operations. Leadership and motivation. Communication methods, effective meetings. Reporting requirements and techniques. Negotiating; conflict management. The role of the programme/project office. Procurement, contractors and suppliers.

Risk Management: Definition of key terms. Evaluation of and planning for risk, risk ownership and reporting, risk register. Contingency planning. Costs and benefits. Health and safety and environmental considerations.

Project Control: Requirements management, issue log. Change: types of change; impact, change control procedures, information management. Configuration management. Monitoring and corrective action.

Tools for project management: Network methods. Creation and analysis of simple project plans using a computer-based tool.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: elucidate and apply project management principles;
LO2: analyse and recommend business organisational structures for project management;
LO3: explain and apply the principles of risk management;
LO4: analyse and apply a range of project control techniques;
LO5: competently use a computerised project management tool.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BURKE RORY (2013) PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PLANNING AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES: WILEY, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781118561256
Recommended - MANTEL, MEREDITH, SHAFER, SUTTON (2007) PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE: WILEY, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780470121641
Recommended - LOCK DENNIS (2007) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GOWER, 9th ed. - ISBN: 9780566087721
Recommended - ASSOCIATION FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT (APM) STARTING OUT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE APM INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
: ASSOCIATION FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT (APM), 2nd ed.
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