Module ICL-2007:
Proj Management for Comp Prof

Module Facts

Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Overall aims and purpose

This module will introduce learners to the main concepts behind project management. The learners will examine the main project management methodologies used in current business practice. The module will also allow learners to understand the requirements of practical project management in terms of the main stages through which a typical project will progress.

Course content

● Project Manager characteristics

● Project Management methodologies: Scrum, Agile, PRINCE2

● An introduction to the main themes of project management: Organisation, Planning, Quality Management, Risk management, Change Management

● Use of technology in project management

● Methods of reflection on individual and group performance.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills base developed through this module is limited, evidenced by the narrow application of theory linked to practice. The student’s knowledge of the project management methodologies will be descriptive in nature. There will be minimal application of the underlying principles of the project management guidelines. Further research will be limited though an attempt will be made at including extra research and referencing correctly. Contribution to the group project will be good and follow the guidelines set by the group.

good

the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills base developed through this module is sound and practical, evidenced by the effective application of theory linked to practice. The student’s use of project methodologies will be creative and show understanding of the underlying principles of project management. A good range of further research will be included in assignment work and referencing will be generally correct and consistent in application. Contribution to the group project will demonstrate creative thinking and the student will undertake work independently of the rest of the group.

excellent

the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills base developed through this module is credible and realistic, consistently evidenced by the rigorous application of theory linked to practice. Discussion of the project methodologies will show a high level of analysis and demonstrate a good range of research into pertinent aspects of them. Thorough external research from a range of sources will be included and referencing will be correctly applied throughout. This student will show excellent levels of understanding of the application of the project management principles.

Learning outcomes

    1. Examine, compare and contrast project management methodologies.
    1. Use reflection to assess personal and group performance.
    1. Apply and demonstrate project management principles.

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

60 of the 200 notional learning hours - 60 hours classroom based.

The classroom-based element will include student-centred learning methods such as interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions and practical workshops.

60
Tutorial

140 of the 200 notional learning hours - 140 tutor directed student learning.

The tutor directed student learning will be supported by online learning materials hosted or signposted on the Grŵp VLE.

140

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team

Resources

Reading list

Barker, S., 2013. Brilliant PRINCE2: What You Really Need to Know About PRINCE2 . Pearson.

Billingham, V., 2008. Project Management: How to Plan and Deliver a Successful Project . Studymates Ltd.

Buttrick, R., 2013. The Project Workout: The ultimate handbook of project and programme management . Prentice Hall

Carroll, J., 2012. Agile Project Management In Easy Step s. In Easy Steps Ltd.

Morgan, J. and Dale, C., 2013. Managing IT Projects For Business Change: From Risk to Success . BCS.

Stark, E., 2014. Project Management For Beginners: Proven Project Management Methods To Complete . Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Websites

https://www.pmi.org.uk/ProjectManagementProfessional

http://www.bcs.org/BritishComputerSociety

Courses including this module

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