MGMT09012 2019 Project Implementation

General Details

Full Title
Project Implementation
Transcript Title
Project Implementation
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gary McGinty, Brian Coll, David Collery
Programme Membership
SG_SPROJ_M09 201900 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SWATE_M09 201900 Master of Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_A09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in Water Services Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201900 Certificate in Project Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SBIMA_S09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management SG_SPROJ_S09 201900 Level 9 Certificate in Project Management

This module targets learners that do not have significant project management experience. It focuses on project implementation and the sociocultural side of project management. The following are some of the key topics: role of project manager as a leader, stakeholder management and the creation of high performance teams, outsourcing and negotiation. The core of this module focuses on the kinds of information managers use to monitor project progress including earned value. Other topics include project closure, the emergence of agile project management and continuous professional development.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Posess a high level of understanding and insight into the key sociocultural areas such as being and effective project manager, managing stakeholder expectations, influencing, networking, ethics and the creation and management of high performance project teams.


Critically evaluate the main tools and techniques for progress and performance measurement and evaluation including earned value analysis.


Analyse the importance of the project closure phase and associated activities.


Critique the emergence of agile project management and its application, when compared to more traditional methodologies.


Develop a critical awareness of the importance of career development and continuous professional development in the field of project management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Learners will have weekly lectures on line and will be required to undertake various types of preparation and assessment work individually and in teams. Learner industry experience and real life case studies and projects will be drawn upon to enhance the learning experience.

Module Assessment Strategies

  • Assignments, projects and presentations to demonstration practical use and application of project management tools and techniques through case studies and real life projects.
  • Utilisation of quizzes in order to confirm understanding of various terms, tools and techniques associated with project management.
  • Final Examination.

Repeat Assessments

The following assessment strategy will be used:

  • Individual and team based assignments, projects and presentations
  • Utilisation of quizzes in order to provide instant feedback.
  • Final Examination.

Indicative Syllabus

Leadership and effective project management

· Managing versus leading a project

· Stakeholder management

· Influencing and social networking

· Ethics and Project Management


Managing Project Teams

· Five stage development model

· Building high performance teams

· Managing virtual project teams

· Outsourcing and negotiation


Project Closure

· Closure types, activities, final report

· Post implementation evaluation

· Team and individual performance reviews

· Lessons Learning and retrospectives


Overview of Agile Project Management

· Traditional versus agile methods

· Scrum, limitations and concerns


Project Management Career

· Career paths, mentors

· Professional training and certification

· Continuous professional development


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Quiz per topic Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Individual assignment No 1 Coursework Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Group assignment and presentation no 2 Coursework Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
4 Individual assignment no 3 Coursework Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 9 1,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Not Specified Support 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013-10-16 Project Management McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN 1259871177 ISBN-13 9781259871177
Required Reading
2018-02-07 Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119470700 ISBN-13 1119470706

The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industrys latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructors Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.

Required Reading
2017-04-03 Project Management John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119165354 ISBN-13 1119165350

"This Twefth Edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions and continues to align with PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)"--

Required Reading
2017-02-07 Project Management: The Managerial Process McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 1259666093 ISBN-13 9781259666094

As the market-leading textbook on the subject, Project Management: The Managerial Process is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the technical and behavioral issues in project management as well as by its coverage of a broad range of industries to which project management principles can be applied. It focuses on how project management is integral to the organization as a whole. The text not only delivers the tools and processes is essential to successful project management but also an understanding that the effectiveness of these tools and methods are shaped and determined by the prevailing culture of the organization and interpersonal dynamics of the people involved. As such, Larson/Gray presents a holistic view that focuses on methodology as well as the human dimension and how they interact to determine the outcome of projects. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Required Reading
2017-09-15 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle
ISBN 1628253827 ISBN-13 9781628253825

To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide) - Sixth Edition as a bundle with its latest, the Agile Practice Guide. The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance(R), serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers. PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge--including discussion of project management business documents--and information on the PMI Talent Triangle(TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market. Agile Practice Guide Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide) - Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

As per Booklist

Journal Resources

Project Management Journal

International Journal of Project Management

International Project Management



URL Resources

Links are within the moodle page

Other Resources
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