Introduction to Project Management
• Dr Dannie Talbot
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dr James Smith
• Email: email@example.com
The intended learning outcomes are that by the
end of this module students should be able to:
• Develop a project management plan in a
• Critically evaluate different approaches to
• Evaluate methods of managing large scale
• To give you an insight into both the theory
and reality of project management
• To equip you with useful skills & tools for
your PM toolkit
• To enable you to critically assess projects.
• Linking projects to
business strategy and
• Project definition & scope
• ‘soft systems
• Project organisation
• Project quality
• Project cost and benefit
• Project management
systems and methods
• Project management
Jeffrey K Pinto
Available from campus
Two lectures every week:
• Wednesday 10-11 & Thursday 1-2pm
One weekly seminar
• Please sign up for a seminar slot (on
moodle) if you have not already done so!
Self directed/online study.
• Case studies
• Practical exercises for hands-on
experience of using project management
• Please prepare for seminars and be ready
• Coursework 1 = 50%
• Coursework 2 = 50%
• You must get a mark of at least 35% in
each coursework and the overall module
mark must be at least 40% in order to
pass the module.
Produce a 1500 word report on a project:
• Developing an online shop to sell a product of your choice • A graduation ball for your course
• A small-scale project on which you are currently working. Hand in date: 4pm on 26th October 2012.
• An identical copy must be submitted to Turnitin using the link on the 344SAM moodle page.
• Produce a 3000 word report on a major project –
the NHS computer scheme project – to
demonstrate critical understanding of project
management planning, execution, risk
management and delivery.
• Hand in date: 4pm on 11th January 2013.
• An identical copy must be submitted to Turnitin.
• We are not permitted to mark assignments
that have not been submitted via Turnitin!
• Any questions?
An Introduction to Project Management
“All of mankind’s greatest accomplishments
– from building the great pyramids to
discovering a cure for polio to putting a man
on the moon – began as a project.”
(Larson & Gray, 2011, p. 3)
• The Project Management Institute (PMI),
in the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBoK), define a project as:
“A temporary endeavor undertaken to create
a unique product or service” (2000, p. 4)
• The Project Management Institute was
founded in 1969.
• It has >270,000 members from >125
• PMI certificates Project Management
• Entry level qualification is Certified
Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
• Core content for PM courses:
Project selection & initiation
Project execution and control
Ethics & professional responsibility.
Limited by budget, time, resources
Clear objective or goal
Ad hoc & temporary
Building blocks of organisational strategy
Outcome = customer satisfaction