ES968-15 Project Planning Management and Control
Project Management is an essential competence for managers and leaders. Many organisations deliver their capability to clients and customers through projects. Even if the organisation's products or services are not delivered through projects, the way organisations develop new products or services, improve internal processes and enhance their capabilities are usually through projects.
The module aims to teach the generic principles of Project Management Planning and Control for any project in any environment
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
- Definitions of Projects, Programmes and Portfolios (P3M)
- Project lifecycles and methodologies
- Company and Project Organisation
- Characteristics of different projects in different environments (Type, Scale, Complexity, Uncertainty, Volatility, Ambiguity and Risk)
- Tools and techniques for the planning management and control of time, cost, performance and risk
- Formulation and Management of project teams through the life-cycle
- Selection of appropriate methodologies and tools
- Project Management Exercise
- Case Studies of project management from different industry areas.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Interpret the requirements for the effective management of projects of different types, scale, complexity, and risk within the organisational environment.
- Select and apply appropriate project planning, management and control approaches and techniques in different circumstances and critically evaluate their use.
- Contribute to the formulation and management of project teams throughout the project life-cycle and critically evaluate team performance.
- Deliver small projects effectively and contribute to the delivery of larger projects.
Indicative reading list
Kertzner (2017): Project Management 12th edn. Wiley
Reiss (2007): Project Management Demystified 3rd edn. Spon Press
Meredith & Mantel (2018): Project Management; a managerial approach 10th edn. Wiley
APM (2019): APM Body of Knowledge 7th edn A.P.M.
Lock (2013): Project Management 10th edn. Gower
Subject specific skills
Project management methodologies. Project planning skills, Scheduling skills, Risk management skills, Budgeting skills, Tracking and monitoring skills, Project control skills, Managing successful delivery of a project, Formulation and management of project teams.
Communication, Teamwork, Collaboration, Organisation, Critical thinking, Leadership, Effective time management, Problem solving.
|Lectures||12 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (12%)|
|Supervised practical classes||8 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (8%)|
|Online learning (scheduled sessions)||18 sessions of 1 hour (12%)|
|Online learning (independent)||48 sessions of 1 hour (32%)|
|Assessment||54 hours (36%)|
Private study description
No private study requirements defined for this module.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Assessment group A2
|In module assessment on the Project Management Exercise||10%|
10% of the marks are allocated for the In Module Assessment on the ‘Project Management Exercise’.
|Post Module Assignment||90%||54 hours|
A report analysing key elements of the module learning. Successful completion will require the student to research additional material on project management to support their arguments.
Assessment group R1
|New Attempt at Original Post Module Assignment||100%|
Feedback on assessment
If you pass this module, you can take:
- WM9J2-15 Managing the Multi-project and Programme Environment
- WM9J4-15 Programme and Project Strategy
This module is Optional for:
- Year 1 of TESS-H1Y1 Postgraduate Taught Automotive Technology