Module Code: BIT 2020
Module Title: Project and Quality Management
Assessment Type Individual Report
Academic Year 2020/21 Term 2
Critically explore and analyse using relevant project management tools and techniques, the project management of a large-scale project; the case of HS2 project in the UK.
High Speed 2 [HS2] is a state-of-the-art, high-speed railway project in the UK. The aim of this project is to link up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and to connect around 30 million people (https://www.hs2.org.uk).
It is debatable whether this project will result in high opportunity cost, what are the effects towards sustainability and what are the wider economic and societal impacts.
Task specific guidance:
Identify and discuss drivers for success, benefits, challenges and risks of the UK’s biggest rail investment project using relevant project management tools and techniques taught in the module’s lectures.
This individual work should use appropriate Project Management discourses, notions, concepts, models, frameworks and referencing.
Your project report should demonstrate:
core knowledge requirements of project management theories and techniques that must be demonstrated to obtain a pass in the module (appropriate to Level 4, 5, or 6)
the use of evidence of appropriate textbooks, journal articles, relevant websites to completion of the task
core intellectual / cognitive skills (appropriate to Level 4, 5, or 6)
expectations of writing style, structure, and presentation (e.g. report, case analysis)
The report should include:
a. A scope statement (PID)
b. Project Plan (e.g. Gantt Chart plan)
c. Risk Management Plan
d. Organisational Structure
e. Project Control Plan
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General study guidance:
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Do not exceed the word limit.
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The assessment task outlined above has been designed to address specific validated learning outcomes for this module. It is useful to keep in mind that these are the things you need to show in this piece of work.
On completion of this module, students will need to demonstrate:
1. Identify key aims, objectives, phases and milestones in the life of a project in a chosen area of application.
2. Apply risk management processes to a chosen project application area.
3. An understanding of project management methodology and how it applies throughout the lifecycle of a project.
4. How analyse data in order to establish root cause.
5. How to generate improvement ideas, research alternatives.
Please note these learning outcomes are not additional questions.
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