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Page 2 of 8 Module Learning Outcomes(from module syllabus)Upon completing this module, students should understand and demonstrate concrete knowledgeof Project Management fundamentals. By doing so, apply project management principles andconcepts to real-world scenarios and make a successful contribution to any project environment: Students should be able to understand and adopt project management principles andapproaches. Students should be able to understand and critically evaluate the appropriateness ofdifferent project management tools and techniques. Students should understand the core elements of project management through the lifecycle of a project. Students should be able to understand and adopt the appropriate project managementmethodology. Students should be able to critically evaluate any project and determine criticalsuccess/failure factors. TASK DESCRIPTION Based on Assessment 1, write a critical evaluation of the project; highlighting the criticalsuccess/failure factors, lesson learnt and make appropriate recommendations. Finally, write areflective report of the project, consider a career path in Project Management and discuss theskills you need to acquire to be a successful project manager. GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPLETION OFTASKS NOTE: The guidance offered below is linked to the five generic assessment criteria overleaf.1. Engagement with Literature SkillsYour work must be informed and supported by scholarly material that is relevant to and focused on the task(s)set. You should provide evidence that you have accessed an appropriate range of sources, which may beacademic, governmental and industrial; these sources may include academic journal articles, textbooks,current news articles, organisational documents, and websites. You should consider the credibility of yoursources; academic journals are normally highly credible sources while websites require carefulconsideration/selection and should be used sparingly. Any sources you use should be current and up-todate, mostly published within the last five years or so, though seminal/important works in the field may beolder. You must provide evidence of your research/own reading throughout your work, using a suitablereferencing system, including in-text citations in the main body of your work and a reference list at the end ofyour work.Guidance specific to this assessment:Page 3 of 82. Knowledge and Understanding SkillsAt level 5, you should be able to demonstrate: sound knowledge and critical understanding of the wellestablished concepts and principles of the subject area and the way in which those principles havedeveloped; knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the discipline. Knowledge relates to the facts,information and skills you have acquired through your learning. You demonstrate your understanding byinterpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This means that you need to select andinclude in your work the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set. Youshould be able to explain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding. Yourmark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.Guidance specific to this assessment:3. Cognitive and Intellectual SkillsYou should be able to critically analyse information, and propose solutions to problems arising from thatanalysis, including the critical evaluation of the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking, evaluation and synthesis. For example, toexamine and break information down into parts, make inferences, compile, compare and contrast information.This means not just describing what! But also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At what cost? Atall times, you must provide justification/evidence for your arguments and judgements. Evidence that youhave reflected upon the ideas of others within the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned andinformed debate within your work. Furthermore, you should provide evidence that you are able to makesound judgements and convincing arguments using data and concepts, with an understanding of the limitsof knowledge, and how this influences analyses and interpretations. Sound, valid conclusions are necessary and must be derived from the content of your work.recommendations may be proposed.Where relevant, alternative solutions and Guidance specific to this assessment:4. Practical SkillsAt level 5, you should be able to use/deploy a range of established techniques within the discipline, and applyunderlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, including, whereappropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context. You should be able to demonstratehow the subject-related concepts and ideas relate to real world situations and/or a particular context. Howdo they work in practice? You will deploy models, methods, techniques, and/or theories, in that context, toassess current situations, perhaps to formulate plans or solutions to solve problems, or to create artefacts,some of which may be creative. This is likely to involve, for instance, the use of real world artefacts, examplesand cases, the application of a model within an organisation and/or benchmarking one theory or organisationagainst others based on stated criteria. You should show awareness of the limitations of concepts andtheories when applied in particular contexts.Guidance specific to this assessment:5. Transferable Skills for Life and Professional PracticeYour work must provide evidence of the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiringthe exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. This includes demonstrating: professionaldevelopment to advance existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable you to assumesignificant responsibility within organisations; that you can initiate and complete tasks and procedures,whether individually and/or collaboratively; that you can use appropriate media to effectively communicateinformation, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences; fluencyof expression; clarity and effectiveness in presentation and organisation. Work should be coherent and wellstructured in presentation and organisation.Guidance specific to this assessment:


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