GI7033 - Project Management (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21|
|Module title||Project Management|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||20|
|School||School of Social Professions|
|Total study hours||199|
|Running in 2020/21||
This module will equip people working in public services (statutory, voluntary or private) with a range of tools for designing, developing and managing and monitoring projects. The module aims:
- To give students an understanding of the development process of projects
- To familiarise students with project management tools
- To enable students critically to assess project proposals and reports
How are projects designed: top-down and bottom-up processes, consultation, research, needs assessment, LO1
Roles in projects: users, clients, commissioners, funders, contractors LO2,LO3
Inclusion and project development: stakeholder involvement, community consultation, community engagement LO1,LO2 LO3
Community profiling, context LO2,LO3
Intoduction to specific models and tools of project management, including some tools used by Prince2 LO2
Identifying and managing resources: money, people, information, buildings and equipment LO1,LO2
Identifying and managing risk LO1,LO2
Managing in partnerships LO2,LO3
Record-keeping, monitoring and accountability LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The main concepts and tools will be introduced through lectures and case studies. Students will be strongly encouraged to research and bring forward case studies and materials from their own experience. Exercises in small groups will be used to test and develop understanding.
The module will benefit from substantial electronic resources and will make used of blended learning and Weblearn.
On successful completion of this module students will:
1. Plan and develop proposals incorporating design, delivery and monitoring arrangement for a wide range of projects [LO1]
2. Demonstrate systematic understanding and critical awareness of core principles, tools and resources in project development, implementation and accountability [LO2]
3. Demonstrate critical awareness of the importance of planning and project management to effective implementation of services and policies [LO3]
The learning outcomes are assessed through a formative and summative assessment.
The formative assessment is a Project proposal that should include: project background, communication plan and scope of the project.
The summative assessment is a Project Management Plan, that should include, in addition to the Project proposal time, resources and benefits, the Gantt Chart and the work breakdown structure.
• Larson, E. W., and Gray, C. F. (2011) Project Management. The Managerial Process. McGraw Hill: New York
• Bason, Christian (2018) Leading public sector innovation: co-creating for a better society / Bristol : Policy Press,.
• Kerzner, Harold (2017) Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons
• Will be provided for each session on Weblearn