Introduction and Overview

Welcome to Advanced
Project Management
Topic: Introduction and Overview
Today’s Agenda
Module Learning Outcomes
Introducing Each Other
Module Topics
Student Expected Commitment
Assessments
Tutor Communication
What is a Project and What is Project Management
Lifecycle and Project Management Methodologies
Recap & Q&A
Next Steps

Module Learning Outcomes
Critically evaluate the organisational attributes that are integral to
the success of a project within an organisational context
Critically evaluate how organisations select projects from
numerous opportunities using best practices in a global setting
Develop the skills required for building and leading successful
project teams within a project management environment
Critically appraise techniques in Project Planning and Scheduling
and how these apply within a project environment

Let’s Introduce
Each-Other
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Module Topics
ORGANISATIONAL
CONTEXT OF A PROJECT
PROJECT GOVERNANCE
PROJECT SELECTION &
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
ROLE OF BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
LEADERSHIP &
THE PROJECT MANAGER
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
MANGING CHANGE & FUTURE
OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PLANNING
& SCHEDULING

Theory & Practice
Balance
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Students Expected Commitment
Prepare
Topic overview
Coursework book
Additional Reading and Videos
Apply
Assessment
Discussion forum (used for the collaboration)
Collaborate
Summary of prepare section
Review of discussion forum activity
Recap, Q&A, Discussion
Consolidate
Round Up (compose your assessment)
Multiple Choice Questions
Extension
Keep up with your weekly
learning and activities
Do Preparation and Apply
before the live-session
Engage during the live session
Do the Consolidate activities
before moving to the next topic
Student engagement and
participation will be monitored
and recorded!

The HUB
Assessments
For this module you must choose either a case
study of your choice or one of the two provided
scenarios and create a consultancy report for
the CEO of a company regarding the project
that is going to be delivered.
The
Summative assessment is comprised of 6
Tasks
that you will compose over time, through
your weekly consolidation activity. As part of this
assessment, you are asked to self-assess your
work – this is an essential part of your learning
journey
The
Formative assessment represents the first
3 tasks of your summative assessment and it is
the
ONLY opportunity to receive feedback from
the tutor.
Do the weekly Round-up activities
Submit the Formative Assessment
and get feedback from your tutor
Use the Marking Guide for each task
Do your Self-assessment exercises
Use the table that maps assessment
tasks towards module topic and
expected weekly workload

Student Support
Module Support: Programme Tutors (contact via the Hub forums or email:
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Academic Support: Personal Tutors
Administrative Support: Programme Support Officers
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• Research Methods
• Referencing
• Academic Writing
• Exam Techniques
• Essential Mathematics
• Presentation Skills
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Use you BPP email to contact
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book a half-hour 1-to-1 consultation.

Break Time
What is a Project?
What is Project Management?

What is a Project?
A project is something
• Temporary
• Unique Goal
• Have budgets, resources and time constraints

Source: APM BoK7 (2019), p. 59
The Iron Triangle
Project and Operation
Operations deliver the same task day after day
Project has
Clear Objective(s)
Activities connected by a common path
Specific time-frame and life span
‘Unique’ or ‘One-time’
Imply a change
Involves a ‘Degree of Uncertainty’
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Project’s Aim
A project is something that answers the questions.
How well did the project go?
How will you know when you are done?
What’s your plan to get the project done?
How are you going to solve this problem?
What problem are you solving?

The Project Manager
Leads and Manages the Project by applying
processes, methods, knowledge, skills and
experience to achieve the project objectives.
Is Responsible, Not Accountable, for the
Project. The Sponsor or Executive is Accountable
Picture source: Project Management Foundations on LinkedIn Learning, url: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/project-managementfoundations-4/deliver-successful-projects-3?u=56741521, Accessed on the 16th of December 2020
Project Manager’s
Skills
TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Compose a plan
• Build project schedule
• Measure performances
BUSINESS EXPERTISE
Understand what your organisation
does & considers important
PROBLEM SOLVING
Meet the project objective respecting all
constraints despite problems
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
STRONG LEADERSHIP
Inspire, motive and hold people accountable
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Individual Exercise
Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQp-z4AUZ78, Accessed on the 16th December 2020
Exercise Possible Solution
What is the scope of the project? Develop a guidance system much smaller in size in 2
months.
What are the project’s constraints? Time and scope, no quality and costs constraints.
Was the project successful? No
What can be improved from a project management point of view?
• Not good teamwork (internal conflicts)
• Unrealistic assessment of the timeframe
• No good coordination with stakeholders

Intro to PM Lifecycle
& Methodologies

Source: APM BoK7 (2019)
CONCEPT
Develop an initial idea with high level requirements, assess its viability
and build a preliminary business case
DEFINITION
Develop the idea into details, list requirements and plan the
execution of the project
DEPLOYMENT
Implementation of the plan and monitoring and controlling of
performance to understand if intended outputs, outcomes and
benefits are met
TRANSITION
Handover and acceptance of the outputs from relevant stakeholders.
Formal closure
The Project Lifecycle
Source: APM BoK7 (2019), pp. 16-29
Types of Project
Lifecycle

Source: APM BoK7 (2019), pp. 16-29
Types of Project Lifecycle
Source: APM BoK7 (2019), pp. 16-29
Types of Project Lifecycle
Source: APM BoK7 (2019), pp. 16-29
Types of Project Lifecycle
Source: APM BoK7 (2019), pp 16-29
• Large and extremely complex projects that require a lot of planning and a good
controlling (e.g., infrastructure projects)
Projects with clear and predictable outputs, where technology is known
• Examples of Project Management Methodologies: Waterfall, Prince2
Linear & Extended life-cycle
• The project starts with a vision, without clear outputs. The outputs will be clearer
as interactions progress and feedback is received from clients
Projects where clients are directly and constantly involved in the project and
where team member are extremely autonomous and independent
• Example of Project Management Methodology: Scrum, Agile
Iteractive life-cycle
• Projects that requires the development of prototype before the full project is
deployed
• Example of Project Management Methodologies: a combination of waterfall,
Prince2, Scrum, Agile, depending on the project output
Hybrid life-cycle
Types of Project Lifecycle
Next Steps
• Go through the Module Overview and Introduction (if not
done yet)
• Go through the Preparation and Apply part of next topic
Organisational Context of a Project
• See you next week same time!
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