Project management applies those technical and human skills that lead to project success. Project governance is the system and framework that ensures project decisions are made in alignment with the organisational governance policies and procedures. This unit of study will allow students to identify and develop processes through which a project governance framework can be set up and applied to projects in any organisation. This will involve a practical application of the principles on a project where the project governance framework is analysed for its ability to prevent project failure.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map the role of corporate governance in project design, development and execution;  
  2. Interrogate causes and symptoms of ineffective or poor governance to develop a governance framework;  
  3. Develop, implement and evaluate the governance of a specified project and report on its success or failings;  
  4. Devise and validate an integrated project governance framework which demonstrates its suitability across projects.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Individual Assignment 1 (approx 2500 words) 25%
Assignment Individual assignment 2 (approx 2500 words) 25%
Examination Examination (3 hours) 50%

Required reading

Formal class notes will be provided to students for each module within this unit of study. These notes are reviewed and updated regularly.

Corporate Governance and Ethics 2nd ed.
Rezaee, Z. (2009).
John Wiley & Sons.

Recommended text: Renz, P. S. (2007). Project Governance Springer E-books.

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