Aims/Description: This unit introduces the student to the elements that constitute a project, the tools available to help achieve the specified outcome and the role of the project team and the project manager in the process. They will examine the criteria for the success or failure of a project, evaluate project management systems, and consider the reflective and analytical processes involved in the appraisal of the finished project. Students will also examine the need for structured organisation and responsibility; effective control, coordination and reporting; and communication and leadership within the project team.

Restrictions on availability: HNC students in relevant employment

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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