|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
Organisations of all sizes, from small businesses to multi-national conglomerates, are expected to continually adapt to their environment to remain resilient and competitive. This adaptation is commonly achieved through project work and there is a growing interest in the use of project management and the related topics of programme and portfolio management. Managers need an ability to understand the nature of project work and appreciate the implications for their management. Given the growing number of methodologies and prescriptions regarding the management of projects it is also increasingly important for managers to be able to discern which frameworks, processes, and tools are most suited to their organisational context.
The course examines what differentiates project work from operational work and the implications for management. It explores the concepts and relationships between project, programme and portfolio management and the use of waterfall versus agile project management approaches. Project governance, managing executive stakeholders and leading teams, and project management maturity frameworks are also examined.