School of Business and Management

BUSM141 Project Management


2 (2017/18)



Module organiser

Nick Wake


Module overview

The focus of this module will be on recent project management techniques that encourage the use of incremental delivery of projects. These techniques are appropriate to projects that deliver complex outcomes in a context of high uncertainty about the desired result. The course will also provide a grounding in traditional project management techniques that focus on projects that are concluded to a clear specification within a pre-specified time frame.

Students will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to earn an accreditation for project management and the course will prepare students for this additional examination.


60% examination and 40% coursework

Indicative reading list


  • Verzuh, E., 2015. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Lester, Albert. 2006. Project management, planning and control: managing engineering, construction and manufacturing projects to PMI, APM and BSI standards. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Svejvig, P. and Andersen, P., 2015. Rethinking Project Management: A structured literature review with a critical look at the brave new world. International Journal of Project Management, 33(2), pp.278-290.