Module Identifier MBM8810  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Gary D Straw  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours 2 x 1 hr  
  Lecture   16 Hours 8 x 2 hrs  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment 1 piece of coursework (maximum 2,500 words)50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand the role of project management and project managers in the organisational environment.

Describe the main components of project management.

Understand and critically assess the organisational dynamics that provide the context for using specific approaches.

Evaluate and compare different Project Management tools and techniques for their suitability.

Deploy appropriate methodologies and assess their individual future development needs in the field.

Communicate project content in a structured and coherent manner.


The module aims to provide an introduction to contemporary models of project management, both theoretical and practical; of relevance in all organisational contexts: complementing related modules, this will:
a)   improve the employability of students;
b) enhance their ability to manage comlex projects in changing and developing environments;
c) provide them with a sound basis for future development in the field.

The co-ordinator for this module is Mr Gary Straw

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Harvey Maylor (2003) Project Management 3rd edition. Prentice Hall 0273 65541 8
** Supplementary Text
R Burke (2003) Project Management - Planning & Control Techniques 4th edition. John Wiley & Sons 0470 85124 4
J Knutson (editor) (2001) Project Management for Business Professionals 1st edition. John Wiley & sons 0471 38033 4


This module is at CQFW Level 7