Information Systems Project Management
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- Domestic student fee:
- $2,200.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $2,425.00 (AUD)
This unit aims to develop skills and understand the foundation of project management in an IS/IT context. It firmly positions IS/IT projects as business projects. Students will gain an understanding of the key knowledge areas of PMBOK as they apply to IS/IT projects, in addition to the OGC framework, and its impact of IS/IT project management including PRINCE2, and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Different methodologies for IS/IT project management will be presented and evaluated. Students will learn the importance of IS/IT project management to improving the success of IT projects and will discuss motivation theory, team building and leadership. The importance of delivering demonstrable value to an organisation will be emphasised and discussed throughout the unit.
All students will gain hands-on experience of appropriate project management software.
- Assignment 1 — Project plan assignment (5%)
- Assignment 2 — Final project plan assignment (15%)
- Group Project — Group work (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Presentation (10%)
- Project — Project finalisation document (10%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as:
the constraints of project management; the project management knowledge
areas and process groups, as specified in the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK); the project life cycle, all as related to IS
- demonstrate familiarity with the Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
framework and its impact on the Project Management discipline. Identify and
critically assess a variety of frameworks relevant to IS project management,
including PMBOK, Prince2 and ITIL
- demonstrate knowledge of IS Project Management tools and techniques such
as: Work Breakdown Structures (WBS); network diagrams; and critical path
- explain the importance of project management to improving the success of IS
projects and discuss motivation theory, team building and leadership
- explain the importance of achieving organisational value from IS projects and
managing project risk
- explain the importance of the benefits management process to IS projects and
the techniques available for understanding both tangible and intangible benefits
and measuring their delivery
- discuss the different approaches to IS Project Management
- discuss the governance processes employed in relation to Project Management
- discuss different approaches to IT Project Management, such as required by
traditional, agile and adaptive systems development approaches
- utilise Microsoft Project and other software to help plan and manage
Information Technology products.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Information systems project management, including costing, scheduling and risk management|
|2||Stages and phases in IS/IT project management|
|3||The need for measurement and tracking capabilities in IS/IT project management|
|4||Introduction to information systems quality assurance|
|6||Managing IT project teams|
|7||Introduction to information systems process improvement|
|8||Introduction to software metrics|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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