Project and Programme Management

Module code: 6BDIN005W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module is designed to develop your project and programme management skills and knowledge, by providing an overview of the fundamentals of project management before going on to explore the challenges of strategic and international project and programme management. The subjects you will study include the role of the project manager, the issues and challenges in international project management, cultural aspects of project management, project and product life cycles, project management maturity models, project-oriented organisations, managing successful programmes, international project risk management, and international stakeholder management for projects and programmes.

By the time you complete the module you will be able to evaluate the rise of global and virtual projects, project alignment strategies, and commercial and behavioural issues in the management of projects. You will also be able to analyse project and programme issues, discuss the application of project and programme management in a modern business environment, and develop a suitable risk management strategy for international project success.

Teaching and learning methods will involve a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as the use of case studies, and a series of in-class and out of class practical tasks. Assessment will be based around an individual report (2,000 words), and a closed-book exam.

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.