Software Engineering Project Management
Engineer a future leading IT software projects. Understand how industry manages projects and IT operations. Plan and manage the project lifecycle from start to finish. Work with others using proprietary and non-proprietary tools in practical settings.
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Australia's largest dual-sector institute, offering both TAFE and higher education, RMIT University proudly delivers work-related education and practical research relevant to current business and community needs. More than 60,000 students study with RMIT, and many of their degrees are available through Open Universities Australia.
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You will learn to plan, develop and close projects. Various proprietary and non- proprietary tools will be used to carry out your pseudo team projects. You will understand the importance of the correct use of processes that ensure successful outcomes. You will have a good understanding of:
- illustrate a working knowledge of how to plan, execute and close projects to required standards;
- use a range of proprietary and non- proprietary project management tools to carry out and report on your team projects;
- use project management frameworks that ensure successful outcomes;
- analyse and discuss critical project management concepts, such as:
- why projects fail;
- project governance and methodologies;
- software development life cycles – from Waterfall to Agile;
- software engineering fundamentals;
- planning and scheduling;
- risk and issues management;
- quality assurance;
- change management;
- release management;
- service delivery and support;
- the team dynamic;
- collaboration and communication skills;
- organisations, people, and culture;
- apply critical analysis, problem solving, and team facilitation skills to software engineering project management processes using real-world scenarios.
- Introduction, Projects and Why Projects Fail? Starting the Project, Charter; Leading the Project Team and People management
- Project Methodologies and Processes (PMBOK); Project Initiation: More on Charter
- Project Planning
- Project Monitoring and Control; Quality and Testing Practices
- DevOps; ITIL
- Advanced concepts in Agile
- Project Evaluating and Terminating
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- Other requirements -
Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)
This subject serves to introduce the basic principles of engineering software projects. Most, if not all, students complete projects as part of assignments in various degrees undertaken. These projects range in size, subject and complexity but there are basic project essentials that need to be understood and practised for successful team project outcomes.
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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