Module Code: H8PM
Long Title Project Management
Title Project Management
Module Level: LEVEL 8
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: DAVE CORMACK
Module Author: DAVE CORMACK
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Examine theory & practices of project management, as well as understand and demonstrate knowledge of the range of tools for planning & implementing projects
LO2 Determine and analyse the importance of creating plans to guide project execution, and to use several planning techniques for project integration, scope, time, and cost management
LO3 Interpret and analyse project quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management using project case studies
LO4 Develop a project plan and apply core concepts of project management to a business related activity
LO5 Critically evaluate several tasks and examples of project monitoring and controlling, and describe outputs common to all project knowledge areas
LO6 Analyse and understand the process of closing a project and project failure
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Project Maagement
Definition of a project and the role of the project manager. Key elements of the project management framework
Project Integration Management
Identifying potential projects. Project selection. Developing the Project Plan
Project Scope Management
Defining scope. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure. Validating and controlling scope
Project Time management
Sequencing Activities. Developing a Schedule. Activity on Node (AON) network. Activity on Arrow (AOA) network. Critical Path Method (CPM). PERT and GANT diagrams.
Project Cost Management
Principles of Cost Management. Estimating costs. Defining the project budget. Controlling costs.
Project Quality Management
The quality plan. Tools and techniques for quality control.
Project Management Facilitating Functions
Human Resource management. Developing an Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS) Risk management. Communications management Procurement Management. Stakeholder management
Project Control
Earned value calculation. Using Earned Value as a control mechanism
Project Close
Closing the project. Post project review
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Assessment50.00%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Formative Assessment % of total: Non-Marked
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: Yes
Assessment Description:
MOODLE and in class Quizzes will be used as formative assessment to allow students to determine how they are progreaaing through the course and identify areas for improvement.
Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment (0200) % of total: 50
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
The continuous Assessment may be a combination of, but not limited to, group-work, in-class assessment, case-study exercises, role-play and individual and group projects. Learners, in groups or individually, will be required to develop a project plan to a business related activity incorporating all sections of the module from the Project Management Framework assessing issues such as planning, organising, timeframes, cost projections, scope of project, HR issues, risk assessment and quality control and the final execution of the project.
End of Module Assessment
Assessment Type: Terminal Exam % of total: 50
Assessment Date: End-of-Semester Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
End-of-Semester Final Examination
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 7.5 Every Week 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gray and Larson. (2014), Project Management: The Managerial Process, 6th. McGraw-Hill Education; 6th Revised edition edition (2014).
Supplementary Book Resources
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (PMBOKĀ® Guide), Third Edition (2004). x.
  • Bee , Roland, & Bee , Frances, (1997) Project Management : the people challenge.. na.
  • Nokes , Sebastian (2003).The definitive guide to project management : the fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget.. na.
  • Fox , Deirdre, & Kearns , Maire (2005) Non nonsense project handbook. na.
  • Barker , Stephen, & Cole , Rob (2007). Brilliant project management : what the best project managers know, do and say.. na.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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