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COVENTRY UNIVERSITY Faculty of Engineering & Computing

M28 EKM

Project Management
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Module Tutors
Dr Anthony Olomolaiye – Module Leader


E-mail: a.olomolaiye@coventry.ac.uk

Mr Andrew Bell – Associate HoD


E-mail: a.bell@coventry.ac.uk

Dr Miles – Senior Lecturer


E-mail: e.read@coventry.ac.uk
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Rules of Engagement
You are expected to behave in a very professional manner Lectures start promptly The door will probably be locked 10 minutes after the start & not opened Anyone arriving after then might not be admitted The register will be checked for false entries & checked against names if necessary Any student disrupting the lecture will be evicted and reported to the Dean Introduction

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Recommended Reading
Lecture Notes A wealth of publications in the CU & Public Libraries

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Module Notes
Available on Moodle only The notes are divided into sections, as shown in the sequence of sessions Session numbers and page numbers are shown at the bottom, right side of each slide and page You should also be able to demonstrate that you have absorbed some of the recommended reading and researched other sources of information Sessions will include some additional material and many practical exercises Introduction

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Intended Module Learning Objectives
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Assess the business case for a project. 2. Recommend a suitable structure & process for monitoring & controlling of the project. 3. Formulate a strategy for the implementation of change. 4. Perform effectively & efficiently as a member of a project team. Introduction

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Assessment Methods
Assessment 1 (20%) Assessment 2 (20%) Assessment 3 (60%)
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MS Project Plan

Individual

Simulation

Team

Group Project

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Lecture Outcomes
At end of today’s lecture, you should be able to:
I. Differentiate between a project, a programme, & a portfolio II. Elucidate the characteristics of projects III. Recount the historical development & evolution of project management Introduction

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A Project is...
• “A temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result” • “A set of co-ordinated activities, with a specific start & finish, pursuing a specific goal with constraints on time, cost & resources” – ISO 8402 • “A management environment ... created for the purpose of delivering ... business products according to a specific business case” – PRINCE2 • “A unique process ... with start & finish dates, undertaken to achieve an objective ... including constraints on time, cost & resources” – BSI • “An endeavour in which ... resources are organised ... to deliver a unique scope of work ... within constraints of cost & time ...” - APM Introduction

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Project - A Simple Definition
A project is a task with a beginning an end and identifiable objectives Dr Martin Barnes

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Project - Definition
PMBOK

… A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product/ service. Temporary - the project has a definite end. Unique - the product/ service is different in some distinguishing way from all similar products/ services...

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The Nature of Projects
Can be revenue or capital projects
e.g. new vehicle or new computer system

Need to understand the objectives
Scope, costs and timescale Quality, health & safety and resources

Alternative solutions
Affects the risks, cost, time and resources
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Attributes of projects
Temporary – Have a start & finish dates Non-repetitive & often have...
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