PROJECTS 101

SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code M1N026412
Module Leader Yetunde Odunsi
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject GSBS - School Office
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

The Projects course aims to equip students with the right skills to manage complex problems effectively and approach problem solving in a structured manner. Students will be exposed to real world problems by working on unique projects and case studies with clients in different industries, with a particular focus on Africa. In doing so, they will learn how to work in teams, incorporate feedback, and break down complex problems into manageable structured tasks. In this module, students will learn the key principles required to solve a project, and apply them to a case study and develop an expansion framework for an external project partner.

Syllabus

Unit 1: Asking effective questions Problem statements Principles of Research Effective presentations Unit 2: Work planning Ideation and Structuring Prioritisation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1). Ask effective questions early on in the project management process2). Define a problem3). Conduct research effectively using reliable and valid sources4). Create and deliver an effective presentation5). Manage project scope6). Apply different approaches for creative and effective problem solving7). Apply different methods of prioritization

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will provide students with a foundation in problem-solving to solve a project. A blended learning approach will be used to engage students in the module content. Students will be introduced to concepts and strengthen their knowledge of these concepts through facilitated classroom sessions. Students will engage in individual self-work content, published on the online learning environment. Students will further deepen their understanding of the module through peer learning. Students will receive further support during weekly Office Hours sessions with facilitators.

Indicative Reading

N/A

Transferrable Skills

Meta Skill: Critical thinking Core Skills: Authentic inquiry, Research, Synthesis, Structuring, Analysis Meta Skill: Leading self Core Skills: Self-management Meta Skill: Managing complex tasks Core Skills: Defining the problem Meta Skill: Communicating for impact Core Skills: Organising for effective communication, Storytelling and presentation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 15.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Seminars (FT) 15.00
Independent Learning (FT) 90.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 04 n/a 30.00 n/a Unit 2 final assignments - Expansion Business Strategy Project
Course Work 03 n/a 30.00 n/a Unit 2 weekly assignments
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 n/a Unit 1 weekly assignments - Case Study
Course Work 02 n/a 20.00 n/a Unit 1 final assignment - Case Study