(LO1) Students will be able to evaluate the importance of project management and its relationship to other management disciplines.
(LO2) Students will be able to apply theoretical and practical perspectives to project management.
(LO3) Students will be able to examine the components and processes in the project management discipline as well as the interactions between these elements.
(LO4) Students will be able to interpret major project management methodologies.
(LO5) Students will be able to examine techniques for managing multiple projects.
(LO6) Students will be able to apply a range of techniques to determine project goals, requirements, deliverables, schedule, and constraints.
(LO7) Students will be able to evaluate risk and use the approaches to risk management.
(LO8) Students will be able to evaluate the use of quality assurance in projects.
(LO9) Students will be able to analyse the role and responsibilities of the principal project participants with a particular focus on the project manager and the project team.
(LO10) Students will be able to analyse research in the field of project management.
(LO11) Students will be able to utilise project management software tools to manage project planning and execution.
Students will be tasked with evaluating how they would react to distinct situations in the ever-changing daily life of a project manager.
(S2) Problem solving skills
Students will be exposed to the numerous problem-solving tools and techniques utilised by project managers as they progress through the module.
Students will be given the opportunity to apply numerous mathematical techniques used by project managers.
(S4) Commercial awareness
Case studies of project management in the “real world” will be discussed during the taught sessions. Through these case studies, students will be encouraged to view the various options that are available to a project manager before analysing the pros and cons of using these techniques given the situation the project manager is currently facing.
Students will be asked to share ideas and work together with their peers in order to solve the problems posed in class. This will improve their ability to operate effectively within a project team.
(S6) Organisational skills
Students will be expected to come to the taught sessions having completed the preparation activities. Students will also be expected to discuss their ideas with their peers and work together to solve the problems posed in class.
(S7) Communication skills
Students will be given the opportunity to discuss the problems presented throughout the module with their peers. This will allow students to improve their communications skills, as well as understand different perspectives on the issues presented throughout the module. This will improve their ability to operate effectively within a project team.
(S8) IT skills
Students will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the software used by project managers.
(S9) International awareness
Students will discuss the global nature of project management during the taught sessions where they will be introduced to case studies of project management in the “real world”.
(S10) Lifelong learning skills
Students will be encouraged to take a lifelong learning approach throughout the taught sessions, given that successful project managers are continuously improving their skills throughout their careers.
(S11) Ethical awareness
Students will learn how successful project managers get the most out of their team whist still looking out for individual team members’ wellbeing.
Students will examine the leadership aspects involved with managing project teams.