Notes for Project Management

Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment purpose of this assignment is to: Understand the practice of project management Understand the competencies and training required of project managers Understand the duties and responsibilities of project managers Understand how client objectives can be achieved through project management Understand how project management adds value to a project Task 1 Scenario: A proposed commercial development is proposed at no. 11-29 Davis Street, Hong Kong. The site location is present in Figure 1. Bored piles are proposed as the foundation system for the development .

The foundation layout plan is present in Figure 2. A site inspection has been conducted in July 2011. The site inspection photos are present in Figure 3. At initiation stage of this project, the director of your company ask you to write a management training report of this construction projects, to demonstrate the need within your organization for project management as follows: 1. 1 Describe project management practices in the construction and built environment. (P1. 1, M1) 1. 2 Evaluate the role of the project managers for this project in the construction and built environment. (P1.2, D1)

Task 2 Scenario: The key of this development project success may depend on the project manager. Different project managers may have different experience and concept on project management. After established the organization, the director of this projects asks you to give your opinions on the following topics for his interest. 2. 1 Evaluate the key characteristics of the effective project managers. (P2. 1, D1) 2. 2 Explain the types of education, training, occupational standards required of project managers. (P2. 2, D2) Task 3 Scenario: . There are different duties and responsibilities for the same term of “Project Manager”.

It also depends on the disciplines of the project manager sometimes, as well as this redevelop projects. At the tender stage of this foundation project, you are being asked by your peers on the followings as they know you have some project management knowledge: 3. 1 Explain the duties and responsibilities of project managers in this project. (P3. 1, M3) 3. 2 Compare the contractual implications of using external consultants or internal teams for project management. (P3. 2, M2) 3. 3 Discuss the relationship of the project managers and the design & construction teams. (P3.3, M2)

Task 4 Scenario: In this foundation project, there are two different clients involved in this project. One of the client has been accused of not involving in the project. On the other hand, another client has been over controlled in this project. The Marketing Manager of your company who has no ideas of project management knowledge would like to consult you for advice on the following: 4. 1 Explain the role of client in the construction process. (P4. 1, D2) 4. 2 Explain the advantages to clients of using project management to meet the aims and objectives. (P4. 2, D3)

4.3 Evaluate how quality and standards are improved in the construction and built environment. (P4. 3, D1) 1 Task 5 Scenario: There are various priorities of the projects and for project management process. In managing the constructor, the director of your company interested in the construction industry and requested you to give your best knowledge that you know on the followings: 5. 1 Evaluate the changes to priorities’ of the construction and built environment. (P5. 1, D1) 5. 2 Explain the use of best practices in project management to develop key performance indicators (KPI). (P5. 2, M3)

5.3 Explain how project managers can add value to the construction process. (P5. 3, D3) Sources of information: Figure 1 – Site Layout Plan Figure 2 – Foundation Layout Plan 2 Figure 3 – Site Inspection Photos This brief has been verified as being fit for purpose Assessor Signature Internal verifier Signature Date Date 3 Pass Grading Pass Criteria – All must be met P1: Understand the practice of project management ? ? P2: Understand the competencies and training required of project managers ? ? P1. 1: Describe project management practices in the construction and built environment sector P1.

2: Evaluate the role of project managers in the construction and built environment sector P2. 1: Evaluate the key characteristics of effective project managers P2. 2: Explain the type of education, training and occupational standards required of project managers P3. 1: Explain the duties and responsibilities of project managers P3. 2: Compare the contractual implications of using external consultants or internal teams for project management P3. 3: Discuss the relationship of project managers with the design and production teams P4. 1: Explain the role of the client in the construction process P4.

2: Explain the advantages to clients of using project management to meet their aims and objectives P4. 3: Evaluate how quality and standards are improved in the construction and built environment sector P5. 1: Evaluate changes to the priorities of construction and built environment sector P5. 2: Explain the use of best practice in project management to development key performance indicators (KPIs) P5. 3: Evaluate how project managers are able to add value to the construction process P3: Understand the duties and responsibilities of project managers ? ?

? P4: Understand how client objectives can be achieved through project management ? ? ? P5: Understand how project management adds value to a project ? ? ? Merit and Distinction Grading Merit Criteria – All must be met plus all pass criteria M1: Indentify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions ? ? ? M1. 1: Effective judgements have been made M1. 2: Complex Problems with more than one variable have been explored M1. 3: An effective approach to study and research has been applied M2.

1: Relevant theories and techniques have been applied M2. 2: A range of methods and techniques have M2: Select/Design and apply appropriate methods/techniques ? ? 4 been applied ? ? ? ? ? M2. 3: A range of sources of information has been used M2. 4: The selection of methods and techniques /sources has been justified M2. 5: The design of methods/techniques has been justified M2. 6: Complex information/data has been synthesised and processed M2. 7: Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied M3. 1: The appropriate structure and approach has been used M3. 2: Coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience M3.

3: A range of methods of presentation have been used and technical language has been accurately used M3. 4: Communication has taken place in familiar and unfamiliar contexts ? M3. 5: The communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings ? ? ? ? Distinction Criteria – all merit plus all distinction plus pass must be met D1: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions ? ? ? ? D1. 1: Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified D1.

2: The validity of results has been evaluated using defined criteria D1. 3: Self-criticism of approach has taken place D1. 4: Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success D2. 1: Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated D2. 2: Substantial activities, projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organised ? ? ? D2. 3: Activities have been managed D2. 4: The unforeseen has been accommodated D2. 5: The importance of interdependence has been recognised and achieved D3. 1: Ideas have been generated and decisions taken D2:

Take responsibility for managing and organising activities ? ? D3: Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking ? 5 ? ? ? ? ? ? D3. 2: Self-evaluation has taken place D3. 3: Convergent and lateral thinking have been applied D3. 4 Problems have been solved D3. 5: Innovation and creative thought have been applied D3. 6: Receptiveness to new ideas is evident D3. 7: Effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts Submission Requirement Font Font Size Spacing Printing Number of Pages (Min) Number of Pages (Max) Times New Roman 12 Single Line Spacing Double-sided 7,500 words.