You will work on an individual essay capturing your reflections on how all the learnings from the Advanced Project Management module will enable you to successfully deliver projects in the future.
The objective of this essay is to demonstrate how this module has increased your self-awareness on the challenges you are likely to encounter when managing projects, on the use of your strengths as an advantage to overcome those challenges and on the remedial actions you will take to mitigate the risks associated to your weaknesses.
3. Coursework format
The format of this coursework is a 1500 words essay (you can go over 10% if you really need to)
4. Some tips
a. This essay should not be a summary of the theory explained in class but a personal reflection, so don’t explain any models or frameworks as we know those already
b. The essay should be well structured and your arguments should be supported by facts
c. A good structure would look like:(must write like this)
2. Reflection on your strengths and weaknesses as an individual and when being part of a team based on the exercises performed in class (i.e learning styles, MBTI, Belbin, Team Development,..) and on your experience in working with your coursework team for the last 3 months.
3. Identification of what will be the major challenges you can anticipate to find when working as a project manager based on point 2 and on all the most common reasons (and underlying root causes) for projects failing (be careful here, do not just repeat the theory, but identify what is most relevant to you as an individual and as a project manager)
4. Reflection on how to make the most of your strengths to overcome challenges
5. Reflection on how you are planning to mitigate the risks of your weaknesses on projects