Subject Details : QUAL11021 Projects in Practice Coursework Assignment PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL USING THE BUSINESS PROJECT METHODOLOGY AND SOFTWARE
Projects in Practice
QUAL11021 Projects in Practice
University of the West of Scotland
This module studies methodologies and technologies for planning and managing a project. The coursework reflects this. The name of the module was changed to “Projects in Practice” in April 2020. You are asked to not only plan a real business project but also carry it out. One of the best ways to achieve these aims is to plan, manage and deliver a project for a charity. This will probably involve finding a suitable charity organisation and agreeing on a project idea with them. Alternatively, especially given the restrictions imposed by the Pandemic, you may opt to undertake a project that can be done in-house, as it were. A project that is more on-line. For example you might like to create a useful video or a website or start a new business / service. Whatever you, and the team you are part of, decide to do you should design, plan and specify a project (by week 7) and then implement the project, managing issues and changes and reporting on the outcomes (by week 13). The project should involve the delivery of business products (measureable outcomes) – for example you might organise a fund raising event or awareness raising initiative on a specified date around week 10, 11 or 12. Or your team might produce an instructional video, for example on some aspect of Project Management, or design and build a new website for some stated purpose, or put together an online (Zoom, Teams or WebEx) conference in which you invite speakers, or arrange something in association with the APM. When you have a particular idea in mind you should mention it to your lecturer or tutor to see if it is appropriate. The project assignment is divided into two parts. Part A asks you to plan a project and follow the guidelines set out in the Business Project Management (BPM) methodology to create a BPM Specification (similar to a PMP or PID) for a real project. You should attempt this in groups of 4, 5 or 6; however you can accomplish it on your own if necessary. Part B invites you (individually) to consider and demonstrate how to manage a project and how to use MS Project or equivalent software to monitor and control a project. At the end of the project you should report on the actual stages, progress, success, problems, outcomes and lessons of the project.
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