Essential Skills for the Project Manager

Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate application of project management techniques.firm is understood to have beaten rivals Kier, Thomas Vale and Willmott Dixon with a bid price of £33.3m.


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A200SAM Coursework Assignment – Semester 2 2014/15
Module Leader: Dr. Menoka Bal
Assignment Handout date: 16th February 2015
Assignment Hand in date: Submission to Turnitin by 23:55 on 1st April, 2015
Your assignment must be submitted to Turnitin using the link on the A200SAM Moodle page. Failure to do this will result in a zero mark. There is no need to hand in a

paper copy of your assignment.
The aim of this assignment is to assess the following learning outcomes –
Learning Outcome
Explore the key variables required to meet project objectives
Understand the different planning tools required to manage a project
Application of project management theory and framework to a practical scenario
Critically reflect on the skills required to manage a project effectively
Part 1 (worth 80% of the module mark)
BAM (British Academy of Management) Construction has won the contract to build a flagship health and science faculty for Coventry University. BAM Construction are due

to start work on the building, which will bring together the Faculty of Health and Life Science’s teaching and research facilities into a ‘superlab’, in February. The

firm is understood to have beaten rivals Kier, Thomas Vale and Willmott Dixon with a bid price of £33.3m.
The aim of the project is to ensure that Coventry University’s science students as well as the health and social care students benefit from the state-of-the-art

equipment and laboratories fit for a leading modern university. It will also ensure that students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, and are

thereby equipped for the workplace of the 21st century. Spread over five floors, the new flagship Faculty of Health and Life Sciences will become home to the several