Module: International Strategic Project Management
It is an academic REPORT. I was told to put it in as coursework as you dont have any category which is similar.
This coursework has been designed to assess the following learning outcomes:
Successfully evaluate the changing emphasis in project management; in particular the rise of global/dispersed projects
Critically analyze project and programme issues
Critically analyze structural, process, management and relationship implications within a project (both traditional/at-distance cooperative projects)
Develop a suitable risk management strategy for project success
In order to do well in this assessment, you need to demonstrate your Final Year (Level 6) level academic skills. This will take the form of you taking concepts/theories and applying/analysing them in different situations in a style that has academic rigor. Please remember academic rigor is achieved through clear critical thinking, the extensive use of suitable academic sources and clear development of academic arguments. The following University YouTube video might help you think about how to start your work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiPJ3Ci1h6Q. It is expected that you should have more than ten (i prefer around 15 if possible) academic sources of information in your academic report and use in-text referencing, as well as a complete reference list.
Since this coursework is investigating a real world programme, some of the information you need for your analysis might not be available to you. You will need to make a number of assumptions. If you do make assumptions, then it is essential that you base these on known theories and practices. PLEASE USE HERE GOOD SOURCES! IF YOU NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE FINANCIAL TIMES (in case they have any information) then i can help you out as I\’m having a subscription.
You should ensure that you cite all of your sources of information using the Harvard referencing style (i.e. in-text referencing as well as a complete reference list). Please note that when you submit your assessment, the submission system checks your work for potential academic offences, so ensure you are very careful when referencing and quoting material. Please ensure when quoting that you use quotation marks.
When writing an essay, report or other assignment you will need to support your arguments by referring to published work such as books, journal or newspaper articles, government reports, dissertations and theses, and material from the Internet.
You will need to give accurate references:
To give credit to other authors\’ concepts and ideas
To provide the reader (often the marker/examiner of the assignment) with evidence of the breadth and depth of your reading
To enable the readers of your work to locate the references easily
To avoid being accused of plagiarism, an academic offence that can lead to loss of marks, module failure or in severe cases exclusion from the University.
Heathrow Terminal 2 is currently being redeveloped as part of the strategic redevelopment of Heathrow Airport. This coursework requires you to write an academic report investigating how the Terminal 2 project is being managed and how it was decided to redevelop Terminal 2 as part of the BAA strategic plan. Both the strategic plan and how Heathrow Airport manages projects has been effected by the recent Terminal 5 project, it is expected that you draw upon this project when discussing the current Terminal 2 project.
Your academic report should be logically structured, making use of headings/sub-headings to help the reader follow your academic arguments.
The academic report should not be longer than 2500 words (excluding the contents page, executive summary/abstract, reference list, tables and diagrams). Please note that you can make use of an appendix; this will not however be marked and should only be used to provide support for the main body of the report by providing material that the reader does not have access too. All other materials should be either included in the main body of the report or cited within the report.
Level of achievement
In order to gain a higher mark in this coursework, you need to provide a detailed academic analysis of the programme of development of Heathrow Airport. You should explore the strategy of BAA in terms of Terminal 2 and its project management. You should investigate the project management lessons learnt from Terminal 5 and how this has effected the way that the Terminal 2 project is being managed. It is essential that you explore whether the project will achieve the BAA strategic objectives.
Marking Criterion Weighting
Academic discussion about the BAA strategy and how the Terminal 2 project is being used to achieve its strategic objective. 20
Academic discussion about how the Terminal 2 project is being project managed. 20
Academic analysis about how project lessons learnt from Terminal 5 has effected how Terminal 2 is being project managed. 20
Academic analysis about if Terminal 2 will achieve BAA strategic objectives. 20
Conclusion about the Heathrow Airport development programme, providing a rationale whether the projects within this programme will be a success or a failure in terms of project management. 20
It is inferred that your academic report should be a high quality piece of work and the marks above will depend upon this quality. The quality of the coursework is determined by the quality of the academic rigor you use in your work, the structure of the report , and the standard of the academic English used
-module book which we need to have had read and definitely need to reference at least once:
Project management: the managerial process – Erik W. Larson, Clifford F. Gray 2014
-further recommended reading from the teacher which might be helpful and I\’m sure he wants to see a few in the references:
Rethinking project management: an organisational perspective – Erling S. Andersen 2008
Uncovering the trends in project management: Journal emphases over the last 10 years – Lynn Crawford, Julien Pollack, David England 2006-2
Understanding strategic management – Anthony Henry 2011
The practice and theory of project management: creating value through change – Richard Newton c2009
The lazy project manager: how to be twice as productive and still leave the office early – Peter Taylor 2012
Enterprise programme management: delivering value – David Williams, Tim Parr 2006
International Journal of Project Management