Introduction to project management

PMM010

This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques for planning and managing the delivery of projects.

Topics covered

Projects are the way organisations effect change to realise strategy.

  • This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques for planning and managing the delivery of projects.
  • Combining practical examples with theory, your will explore the challenges of managing individual projects.
  • Project management is about working concurrently on all aspects of the project in cross-functional teams, involving close links with all stakeholder groups.

Main topics of the module include:

  • How projects support business strategy
  • The project life cycle; Initiation and project definition including scope, costs, time, quality and benefits
  • Use of a project management software tool
  • Success factors and risk management
  • Organisation for projects
  • Communication and stakeholders; project closure and learning.

Assessment

Multiple choice question test (25%)
Coursework (75%)

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