Module Overview

Project Management

The aim of this subject is to give the student an understanding of concepts, planning and implementation tools and techniques in project management.

Module Code

PROJ H4001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Organisation strategy.

Project selection criteria; Project Net Present Value and pay back. Project organisation structure. Corporate social responsibility. Project definition phase. Scope planning; project logic diagram, workbreakdown structure, responsibility matrix, project stakeholder matrix.Cost planning: cost planning map.Project procurement management; Request for Quote (RFQ), Request forinformation (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP).

Project Scheduling

Project management systems and tools: developing activity on-node networks, activity–on-arrow networks, critical path method, PERTprogram evaluation review technique, Gantt charting.Project Management Institute (PMI); PMBOK Guide and Standards. InternationalProject Management Association (IPMA). Projects IN Controlled Environments(PRINCE2)


Earned value Analysis. Cost control.Project quality planning; Quality assurance plan. Risk, change control: risk identification, risk response matrix.Project Implementation: Monitoring and managing progress. Tracking andmanaging the project budget. Project creep. Status reports. Performancereporting and closure.

Team Building

Attributes of high performing teams, creating a project teamidentity, team development.Team member motivation; Strategies for shaping behaviour; motivating workersby designing motivating jobs; skill variety, task identity, task significance,autonomy, feedback.Communication in virtual project teams, international teams, Hofstede’sdimensions of individualism-collectivism and power distance.Project communication plan, verbal communication and email, Organisingproductive and effective meetings, facilitating group decision making,analytical problems solving. Approaches to creative problem solving;imagination, improvement, investment, incubation. Conceptual blocks;constancy, commitment, compression, complacency.Creative problem solving tools. Fostering creativity in others.Leadership skills and project manager skills.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100