Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Professor John Bowers, Management, Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 30 hours
Assessment: 50% Examination, 50% Coursework (assignment & presentation)
Project management is vital to all organisations. Designing an aircraft, constructing a bridge, implementing a new information system or even launching an initiative to change a city’s image: they are all projects needing careful management. The demand for project managers has increased significantly in the last few decades and is projected to grow further.
This module introduces the basic concepts, techniques of project management and their applications. Tutorials and workshops are used to develop hands-on skills and become familiar with techniques of project planning, control and evaluation. Project cases will be examined both in lectures and in student presentations.
Specific knowledge and understanding of current developments in the subject
Use of multiple methods of analysis
Maylor, H. (2010) Project Management. FT/Pearson.
Pinto, J. (2007) Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage. Pearson.
Morris, P. & Hough, G. (1987) The Anatomy of Major Projects. Wiley.
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.