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Module Code: MAN471
Module Title: Fundamentals of Project Management
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1/SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to develop in students an understanding of project management and its principles in a contemporary and diverse project environment, as well as the strategies to achieve a successful project outcome. Students will broadly learn ten knowledge areas (i.e. scope, time, cost, integration, risk, quality, communication, procurement, stakeholder, human resources), as per the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework, with a special focus on understanding the scope, time, cost, and quality management-related issues in detail. The module will also develop skills in the use of various processes, tools, techniques, and methodologies as applied in a project management context. The students will learn how to plan, implement and control a project through to its successful delivery.
Learning outcomes 
A Recognise and demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental properties of projects, as well as be able to apply project management skills and knowledge across different disciplines.

B Comprehend, and apply theoretical knowledge and best practices learning to management of projects.

C Apply a range of techniques to determine, document and refine project goals, feasibility, deliverables, and constraints.

D Demonstrate an understanding of ten knowledge areas of project management as per the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework with specific focus and application of scope, time, cost, and quality management in the lifecycle of a project.

E Demonstrate a critical understanding and be able to apply contemporary project management processes, tools, techniques and methodologies for management of projects in a variety of environments.

F Critically evaluate from both a practical and theoretical standpoint the project management methodologies.

G Demonstrate skills in use of project management software tools to project planning, execution and control and apply the skills learned in real life projects context.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, Workshops, Class participation, Self Study
1. Principles of project management;

2. Project management methodologies, project manager’s role;

3. Introduction to the ten knowledge areas as per Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework

4. Project integration management;

5. Scope management processes, tools and techniques;

6. Schedule management processes, tools and techniques;

7. Cost management processes, tools and techniques;

8. Quality management processes, tools and techniques;

9. Project control and reporting.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 36          114  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Essay 50.00
2 Individual Problem Based Coursework 35.00
3 Individual Presentation 15.00

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