IT Project Resource Management - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Assessment: Group Project - Presentation & Report-Grp(25%) , Invigilated Exam - (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,000.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,250.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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This unit aims to develop a sound understanding of what resources are, the full gamut of resources that are involved in IT Projects, and insight and knowledge of how these resources can be most effectively managed in order to deliver value to the business. In addition, this unit aims to develop an appreciation of the importance of effectively managing all project resources and the impact that IT Project Resource Management can have on the duration of IT projects and on outcomes achieved.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand, identify and describe the resources involved in IT projects
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an ability to use appropriate project resource management tools and techniques
  3. Develop strategies for the acquisition and deployment of resources in IT Projects
  4. Articulate and communicate the differentiation between the management of in house resources verses external resources
  5. Critically analyse and evaluate/appraise the performance of various resources during the project life cycle
  6. Critically evaluate the consequences of a change (adding or removing) in resource assignment in a project
  7. Develop a strategy to update a project schedule to address changes in resources
  8. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the boundary-spanning role a project manager plays in the resource allocation and assignment
  9. Critically evaluate and propose a plan to effectively acquire, source, and assign resources in a project environment
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriately designed and deployed Change Management strategy and how it affects project resources
  11. Demonstrate the ability to conduct an independent scholarly research on the literature and practice relevant to the area of project portfolio management
  • Group Project — Presentation & Report-Grp(25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (50%)
  • Project — Report (25%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • HIT8430 — IT Project Resource Management

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • INF70001 — Information Systems Project Management
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Types of resources (human and capital)
2Planning and managing resources in IT projects
3Allocation of resources according to project schedules
4Matching deliverables, activities and resource requirements
5Project activity resource estimating
6Resource estimation techniques
7Planning and scheduling
8Managing resources throughout the IT project life cycle
9Managing the consequences of changes in resources allocation within an IT project

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