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MGMT7023 - Project Management

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Title:Project Management
Long Title:Project Management
Module Code:MGMT7023
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Description: This module is designed to introduce the student to the core elements of project management. The module explores the project lifecycle and project management knowledge areas, adopting current tools and techniques including current project management software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the basic components of projects and project management
LO2 Identify the selection process for projects, programs and portfolios
LO3 Discuss the stages of the project lifecycle
LO4 Illustrate how the project management knowledge areas apply to the project management process groups
LO5 Use project management software to prepare a project plan
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Project Management
Attributes of projects, project constraints, project stakeholders, role and responsibilities of the project manager, success factors, reasons for failure
Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Differentiate between projects, programs, and portfolios; Project selection methods including competitive strategy, financial projections, balanced scorecard, weighted scoring model, time frame, priority, and addressing organisational problems; Creating programs to yield synergies; Selecting portfolios for enterprise success
Stages of the Project Lifecycle/Process Groups
Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing
Project Management Body of Knowledge
PMBOK Knowledge Areas: Integration, Scope, Cost, Time, Human Resources, Procurement, Risk, Quality, Communications and Stakeholder Management.
Project Management Software
Plan a project using an appropriate software package
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions In-class assessment using MCQ's to examine theory covered to date 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation In-class assessment using appropriate computer software to plan a project. For example: given a WBS and substantial detail for a new project, use MS Project to plan the estimated costs and schedule involved. Tasks required to achieve this include creating and applying an appropriate project calendar; entering individual, summary, and recurring tasks and their durations; applying constraints and interdependencies; inputting and assigning resources. 5 30.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Clased Based Instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Computer Lab using Project Management Software 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer Lab using Project Management Software 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kathy Schwalbe 2015, An Introduction to Project Management, 5th Ed., Schwalbe Publishing USA [ISBN: 978-150521209]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jack Meredith, Samuel Mantel Jr, Scott Schafer and Margaret Sutton 2014, Project Management in Practice, 5th Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118674666]
  • Project Management Institute 2013, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th Ed., Project Management Institute Pennsylvania [ISBN: 9781935589679]
  • Harold Kerzner Ph.D. 2013, Project Management: A systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, 11th Ed., John Wiley & Sons USA [ISBN: 9781118022276]
  • James P. Clements 2011, Effective Project Management, 5th Ed., South-Western/Cengage Learning USA [ISBN: 9781111824051]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 5 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 3 Elective
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 5 Mandatory
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 6 Mandatory

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