BIZM522 – Leading Projects

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Module code
BIZM522
Module title
Leading Projects
Prescription
To provide students with an understanding of project management theory to enable them to lead others in the implementation of projects and activities, including change, for efficient and effective performance of a business entity.
Programmes
  • BI1701
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
64
Self directed hours
86
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse the external and internal environment to identify opportunities for potential projects
in a business entity.
2. Apply appropriate project management theories to manage a project within scope,
resources and time.
3. Apply leadership skills to implement activities that create efficient and effective outcomes,
including change, in a business entity.
4. Identify and manage positive and negative influences that can affect project outcomes.
Content
- Overview of the project management lifecycle including appropriate project management
tools and techniques, project documentation and reporting.
- Review, analysis and discussion of key terminology
- Stakeholder analysis and discussion of key terminology
- Research and development of a project proposal and plan
- Completion of a group project within time, cost and scope constraints
- Understanding and application of appropriate project management software
- Professional practice attributes: Compliance with internal and external requirements;
effective and appropriate communication skills, professional and ethical behaviours, cultural
recognition and sensitivity; teamwork, managing self and others, time management.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods may involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. Students must attempt and submit all assessments and achieve an overall pass mark of 50% across the portfolio to pass the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.