This module will allow students to develop the following skills:
Understanding the importance of project management and its relationship to other management disciplines.
Relate theoretical and practical perspectives to project management.
Establish a thorough understanding of the components and processes in the project management discipline as well as the interactions between these elements.
Knowledge of major project management methodologies (PMBOK and Prince 2) as proposed by the largest PM Professional bodies PMI and APM, and how these can be applied to ensure the delivery of projects of any scale.
Current techniques for managing large-scale projects and programmes.
Apply a range of techniques to determine, document and refine project goals, performance requirements, deliverables, constraints and risks as well as project schedule, resource budgeting and quality in the lifecycle of a project.
Evaluate risk and gain understanding of approaches to risk management and contingency planning as well as implementation of change and agility frameworks.
Understanding the concepts behind project quality assurance.
Understand the role and responsibilities of the principle project participants with a focus on the role of the project manager in the life of a project and continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.
To introduce current and recent research in the field of project management
Apply project management software tools to project planning and execution, such as Microsoft Project to manage projects