Not available in 2018/19
MG208 Half Unit
Business Transformation and Project Management
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Susan Scott NAB 3.12
This course is available on the BSc in Management, International Exchange (1 Term) and International Exchange (Full Year). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Projects are the way that organizations manage change. This course aims to critically review the project management landscape with a particular focus on the processes involved in business transformation. It will cover history and foundations of project management, responding to changing environments, governance and control, contracting and relationships, managing risk and organisational learning. The course will focus on issues and challenges raised by business analysis and project management. Example topics of study include: questioning business transformation and projects as a mode of organising; understanding the dynamics and relations involved in IT-enabled business transformation; strategy formation; business process analysis; projects as an organisational form; project escalation; project management approaches and techniques; and change management. To develop students' understanding of project management and provide insight into issues they are likely to encounter in possible future employment as business analysts /project managers students will participate in group work based on a 'real-world' scenarios of business transformation projects. They will also be required to sit a 2 hour exam.
To view the course guide video: http://richmedia.lse.ac.uk/management/20160606_UGcourse_MG208.mp4
20 hours of lectures, 7 hours and 30 minutes of classes and 12 hours of workshops in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
A variety of types of assignments are given for class discussion including exercises and case studies. Written feedback will be given on formative assessment related to the group project and to the examination.
Maylor, H. (2010) Project Management (Fourth Edition). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:FT/Prentice Hall. Morris, P.W.G., Pinto, J.K. and J. Soderlund (2012) The Oxford Handbook of Project Management Oxford: Oxford University Press. Doherty, S. (2008) Heathrow's Terminal 5: History in the Making, Oxford: Blackwell. Drummond, H. (1996) Escalation in Decision-Making: The tragedy of Taurus. Oxford: OUP.
Exam (70%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Project (30%, 1500 words) in the LT.
Please note that students will have the opportunity to form their own project groups within their allocated class, but the course teaching team will retain the right to make changes to group membership where necessary.
Total students 2017/18: 26
Average class size 2017/18: 17
Capped 2017/18: Yes (45)
Lecture capture used 2017/18: Yes (LT)
Value: Half Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills