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Management of Major Projects

Restrictions

This module is only available as part of MSc in Systems Engineering Technical Leadership course, which had been developed specifically for GE Aviation.

Pre-requisites

None.


Introduction

This module aims to promulgate knowledge of best practice in the management of large projects such as infrastructure, complex systems or organisational transformation projects


Objectives

Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Contribute to the planning and effective delivery in the environment of major projects
  • Manage the internal politics of the project environment, and respond to external political influences
  • Evaluate and address the challenges in a major project environment
  • Manage the budget and benefits realisation of a major project
  • Create, maintain, and utilise an intra-project change management process


Syllabus

  1. Comprehension of the nature of major projects such as infrastructure, complex systems or organisational transformation projects versus programmes and portfolios
  2. Analysis of the project lifecycle of complex business cases
  3. The influences of local, national and international politics on major projects
  4. Engaging with multiple stakeholders through the lifecycle of the project
  5. Supply chain management in major projects
  6. Management of large project budgets
  7. Benefits realisation management
  8. Comprehension of contracts and contract management
  9. Managing significant internal project changes

Assessment


An in-module assessment (20% weighting) and 5000 Words Post Module Assessment (80% weighting)


Duration

Twenty-three sessions (39 hours)