Review of project management practices (OA7528)


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Review of PRINCE2® practices (OA7529)

  • OA7529-A1: Specify and develop the critical skills to apply PRINCE2® principles, themes and processes.
  • OA7529-A2: Specify and develop the critical skills to review PRINCE2® project management practices.
  • OA7529-A3: Specify and develop the critical skills to tailor PRINCE2® methodology.

OA7529 Learning Outcomes

  • OA7529-LO1: Analyse an organisation’s approach to Project Management based upon PRINCE2® and its appropriateness and relevance.
  • OA7529-LO2: Analyse and evaluate various approaches for each stage of selected projects.
  • OA7529-LO3: Analyse and evaluate choices for “embedding” PRINCE2® into a project performing.

OA7529 Course Content

  • This course requires the student to reflect upon his or her project management experience from a PRINCE2® viewpoint. This module requires the student to reflect on his or her career.  Some students will have worked on projects employing the PRINCE2® methodology and others not. Therefore, three possible scenarios could be drawn from to describe Personal Learning Outcomes:
    • PRINCE2® was successfully used on projects with which the student is familiar.
    • PRINCE2® was unsuccessfully used on projects with which the student is familiar.
    • In the projects that the student is familiar, PRINCE2® was not used.  However, knowing what the student now knows about PRINCE2®, he or she describes how using PRINCE2® could have improved the management of the projects and/or how the method employed on the projects was more suitable or superior to PRINCE2®.

OA7529 Methods of Learning and Teaching

  • This is a not a taught course.
  • Through meetings and/or electronic communications the tutor will guide the student in describing his or her experience and the personal learning outcomes that flowed from it.
  • The tutor will give feedback to the student to assist him or her in the development of producing work at Level M (Level 7, Masters Level).
  • This course is assessed by the student presenting his or her Personal Learning Outcomes in a spreadsheet that is supplied by the tutor.  It is expected that the Personal Learning Outcomes spread across five areas:
    • PRINCE2® Principles,
    • PRINCE2® Themes,
    • PRINCE2® Processes,
    • Tailoring of PRINCE2®,
    • PRINCE2® documentation.

OA7529 Assessment and Reassessment

  • Learning outcomes OA7529-LO1 to OA7529-LO3 are assessed through the spreadsheet of Personal Learning Outcomes (containing twenty separate situation statements and related Personal Learning Outcomes) and a capstone essay.
    • The essay should be a maximum of 2,500 words, excluding footnotes and appendices.
    • The essay should contain references to textbooks, journals and online material, where appropriate, using APA referencing.
    • Where available, examples of the student’s project management documents should be supplied in an appendix.
  • Methods of reassessment:
    • the student will be reassessed only on the component or the components, which they have failed within the course. A task that is equivalent to the original will be set. This will be designed to meet the required learning outcome.


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