Module Identifier MBM8810  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Gary D Straw  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours. 2 x 1 hr  
  Lecture   2 Hours. 8 x 2 hrs  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment 1 piece of group coursework (maximum 2,500 words) (40%) and presentation (10%)50%
Supplementary Exam Supplementary exam: Resit examination or resubmission as appropriate 

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.


This 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.

Brief description

This module is intended to provide an insight into the context and application of contemporary project management approaches.


Primarily delivered through lectures, the module will include a small number of seminars and practical sessions.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Mantel, S et al. Project Management in Practice 6th Edition. John Wiley & Sons 0471229652
Maylor, Harvey (2003) Project Management 3rd edition. Prentice Hall 0273655418
** Supplementary Text
International Journal of Project Management Elsevier 0002637863
Bentley, C (1992) Practical Prince 2 Manchester, NCC Blackwell
Burke, R (2003) Project Management - Planning & Control Techniques 4th edition. John Wiley & Sons 0470851244
Knutson, J (editor) (2001) Project Management for Business Professionals 1st edition. John Wiley & Sons 0471380334
Lock, D (2003) Project Management 8th edition. Gower Publishing Ltd 0566085518


This module is at CQFW Level 7