Module Title:Project Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learner engages project planning and design management process through an applied studio-based learning pedagogy. Teaching & learning strategies supports the learner gain a practical understanding and application of the principles and tools necessary, through: • tutorials, • facilitated seminars, • facilitated peer-to-peer learning, critique/review, • e-learning, • presentation, • self-directed independent learning.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to enable final year undergraduate learners engage the knowledge, skill, attitudes and behaviours to prepare a comprehensive project management plan, implement the plan and manage outcomes to successfully deliver a product design innovation project. Content delivery is aligned to the Product Design Innovation module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an applied understanding of the theory, concepts and methods of project management.
LO2 Demonstrate mastery of a range of skills to identify and appraise complex variables; to align with key outcome/s.
LO3 Show judgement in tool selectivity, which assist project planning and management process.
LO4 Contextualise, summarise and rationalise process to convey insight and recommend strategy/direction.
LO5 Demonstrate a mastery of technical and business documentation.
LO6 Justify process and decision for review and control processes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
6864 DSGN H4421 Product Design Innovation
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Define project, project management, environment, roles & relationships. Define project life-cycle, phases, processes & management interactions.
Project goals/objectives/targets, project scope & planning assumptions. Project team, resource assessment, stakeholder & organisation assessment. Project governance & communication strategy, authorisation of scope-change, quality framework, control & review review proceedure. Macro/micro environment & SWOT analysis.
Work Breakdown Structure (tasks, dependencies/resources, sequence, estimates); Critical Path (high-level time-line scheduling); Gantt Chart (gantt planning & milestones, risk assessment and risk mitigation).
Documentation Protocol (design process).
Monitoring & Control
Quality compliance to quality framework
Report formatting, formal & technical language, notation and referencing. Summarisation techniques for recommendation & reporting.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Management Plan 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 Week 14
Written Report Final Report: sections of 'HDP Project Report': with documentation process & quality compliance statement 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 Week 29
Other Executive Summary: with synopsis of chapter recommendations. 2,4,5,6 10.00 Week 29
Reflective Journal Reflective Practice: review approach & performance in project management. Key learning & identify future developmental needs. 4,6 10.00 Week 29
Oral Examination/Interview Defense of planning and management process 1,4,6 10.00 Week 30
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Every Week 0.50
Studio Based Learning Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 3.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_DHPDI_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design Innovation 4 Mandatory