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This subject covers management of information technology projects and leading project teams and associated change management roles, tasks and processes. Topics include the project life cycle, project tasks and deliverables, project scheduling, critical path analysis, resource levelling, risk management, quality assurance and project delivery including post implementation reviews. The limits of projects as change agents will also be covered.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Identification of requirements, functional and non-functional, for a project
- Development of detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets, estimate project resources, allocate/coordinate resources, and describe interface with management
- Application of tools and techniques of project planning and management, possibly including the use of project management software
- Identification, and evaluation of risks associated with projects
- Description of the human and organizational implications of change and explanation of the organizational change process and the limitations of projects as change agents
- Description of ways of overcoming resistance and handling politics
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Have in-depth knowledge of a specialist area through exposure and study of project management areas of knowledge
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities problem-solving and communication through the writing of project analyses
- Team-work, through working on a group project
- Report-writing skills
- Presentation skills.
Last updated: 2 December 2019