MSc Project Management, MSc Strategic Project Management
Project Strategy Module
|Working on the case study||Your assignment will be to reflect upon and analyse a case study project (from your organisation, or selected from appropriate research).
You will be expected to assess the seven broad principles outlined during the module:
1. Problem definition
2. ‘Business’ or value case
3. Feasibility modelling
4. Procurement strategy
5. Planning strategy
6. Monitoring and tracking (of benefits)
|1. Problem definition (5% of marks)||What are the key issues or areas of concern in the case study project|
|2. Literature review (25% of marks)||What do current texts on PM say about the seven sub-topic areas and a ‘project strategy’ in general? What are the implications arising
|3. Business (or value) case (10% of marks)
|Illustrate a project business (value) case for your case study project.
To illustrate your project’s ‘value case’ you may wish to include such tools as: a cash-flow table; a risk log identifying strategic risks and project risks.
|4. Feasibility modelling (5% of marks)||Using the case study project, illustrate:
What are the consequences of the ‘doing nothing’
What is the obvious solution?
What other options could be considered?
|5. Procurement/Contract strategy (10% of marks)||Illustrate which procurement/contract strategy approach you would take for your case study project.
A key consideration will be the removal of risk-to-value outcome.
Illustrate the: ‘Make or Buy’ decision; Selection method; Pricing method; Placement of risk.
|6. Planning strategy (10% of marks)||Illustrate what approaches to planning you would take on a project from your case study project
|7. Monitoring and tracking (of benefits) (5% of marks)||Illustrate what approaches to monitoring you would take on a project from your case study project
|8. Learning (5% of marks)
|Considering the literature explored here; illustrate how you and your organisation may learn and develop improved approaches to project and the strategies deployed.
|9. Discussion & Conclusions (25% of marks)||Draw appropriate evidence based conclusions, justifying them from literature and the case study. Provide a conclusion to the debate and further areas for exploration.|