ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Project Management
Code MGTK748
Coordinator Mrs EI Forrester
Management School
E.Forrester@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   3

      30

33
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 67
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Discussion Board Contribution Reassessment Opportunity: 500-word written coursework based on discussion post prompts Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment:  -500 words    15       
Discussion Board Contribution Reassessment Opportunity: 500-word written coursework based on discussion post prompts Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment:  -500 words    15       
Individual report Reassessment Opportunity: new assignment with the same brief Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -2000 words    70       

Aims

This module aims to:

Provide students with opportunities to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of project management and its relationship to other management disciplines;

Develop students’ ability to critically evaluate theoretical and practical perspectives to project management;

Provide students with the knowledge and skills required to apply planning and monitoring techniques and risk management processes to an organisational project.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the importance of project management and its relationship to other management disciplines.

(LO2) Students will be able to critically evaluate theoretical and practical perspectives to project management.

(LO3) Students will be able to apply planning and monitoring techniques to a chosen project application area.

(LO4) Students will be able to apply risk management processes to a chosen project application area.

(LRE1) A problem solver.
Students will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice and to challenge and critique assumptions about management, planning and risk. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or course of action.

(LRE2) Commercially aware.
Students will develop an understanding of the commercial nature of organisations and will use this understanding to underpin project planning and strategic decision-making.

(LRE3) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have opportunities to develop their communication skills through group discussions and coursework where they communicate ideas and arguments based on their reading and inquiry.

(LRE4) Numerate.
Students will develop an understanding of how to identify, handle, analyse and interpret appropriate forms of project management data.

(LRE5) Organised and able to work under pressure.
This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and ability to meet deadlines.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will primarily be delivered through a series of e-lectures, delivered through a variety of methods, covering key topics, theories and case examples. These will be supported by individual online task such as, case studies, blogs, collaborative tasks and discussion boards, which will be used to develop and apply learning. These activities will be moderated by the module instructor. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 30 hours
Description: The asynchronous e-lecture and interactive class activity will equate to 5 hours per week over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

One scheduled synchronous seminar of one hour will be delivered in week 1, with the remaining two synchronous seminar hours scheduled during weeks 2 to 6. The dates and times of the seminars will be confirmed at the start of the module (if th ere are issues with time zones another session will be provided). Peer discussion and questions will be encouraged. These sessions will be recorded and moderated by the module instructor.

Scheduled Directed student hours: 3 hours
Description: The synchronous seminars will equate to 3 hours in total over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Self-directed learning hours: 67 hours
Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, and independent research into project management theories and practices relevant to the module syllabus, aims and learning outcomes.


Syllabus

 

The concept of PM compared and contrasted to line / general project management (PM).

The project life cycle – initiation, implementation, and termination.

The project manager: skills, knowledge, background & training.

Project organisations: organisational structures – matrix, project etc.

Project feasibility: selecting between competing projects.

Project planning: cost planning – estimating, establishing budgets etc.

Risk management: the risk management phases – identification, analysis and response.

Monitoring and control: monitoring, evaluating and predicting time and cost performance.

Principles of Agile Project Management.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.