KC5014 - Enterprise Project Management

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What will I learn on this module?

This module builds on the introduction to Project Management from the first year. It introduces the PRINCE2 Project Management methodology providing you with an understanding of the application of the tools and techniques necessary to manage a successful IT project. The focus is on the practicalities of how to achieve “on time and on budget” delivery of successful final Product to demanding end-users, using tools and methods within framework. The PRINCE2 framework is supplemented and compared where appropriate to alternative tools, techniques and methodologies such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Agile Project Management.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises in seminars. You will then apply these lessons to the group assignment.
Introductory lectures are given outlining other areas of project management and alternative approaches, guidelines and frameworks. You are expected to expand on these using recommended reading and your own research.
You will also engage in group discussions and presentations based on your individual studies.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

We will guide you through exercises during the timetabled sessions. The University’s eLearning Portal offers remote access to materials and aids for reinforcing your learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1 You will be able to construct a project plan and associated initiation documentation for a project - including an understanding of the issues around scope, time, cost and resource constraints; the development and presentation of the business case and project approach; work and requirements definition; planning and estimating; the creation and management of a risk register
MLO2 You will understand the tasks and principles required to manage a project - including an awareness of the life cycle of an IT project; customer/stakeholder expectations and management; the review and reporting process; the management of problems, risks and issues

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO3 You will understand how a defined methodology can provide a framework to support these and be able to compare the similarities, differences strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO4 You will acquire and apply a range of project management skills in a specific organizational and cultural context.

How will I be assessed?

• A group assessment based around project planning and initiation. This will include an element of peer assessment. (MLO 1,2)
• An individual assignment consisting of several questions that assess understanding and application of a standard methodology and a wider understanding and appreciation of general project management principles and alternative approaches, methods or standards.. (MLO 2,3 and 4)

Pre-requisite(s)

Awareness of basic Project Management techniques (as could be acquired from KC4060/IS0491)

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module builds on the initial project management knowledge that was developed during the first year. The focus is on the operation of projects in a business (enterprise) setting. The first part of the module uses a standard project management method as the framework to discuss issues planning, initiating and managing projects. The second part of the module expands this to consider other relevant methods and frameworks applicable to a multi-project environment. Keynote lectures are given on different topics and students are expected to expand their knowledge of these issues based on recommended reading and their own literature research.
There are two assessments. The first is a group exercise to produce Project Initiation Documentation for a given scenario and the second is an individual written assignment undertaken during the assessment period.

Course info

UCAS Code GN52

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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