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This subject examines three advanced topics in the field of project management with an emphasis on commercial corporate practices and formal techniques used in the management of large projects:
- Project planning, scheduling, estimation and control techniques
- Project management models including the use of methodologies, outsourcing, procurement and project management office arrangements
- Project financial management including budgeting, cash flow management and earned value tracking techniques
- Project governance processes, models and techniques including risk management, value management, steering committee reporting and change management and stakeholder management
- Corporate and Government project methodologies including PRINCE2, ITIL, MoR and CoBIT5
This subject builds upon the knowledge acquired in ISYS90037 Advanced IS Project Management. The subject seeks to ensure students develop skills and knowledge that can be directly applied in their work as project management practitioners, and that they can apply techniques and models appropriately to their work context.
- Project control and governance including functions and interactions with steering committees, project control offices and management stakeholders.
- Essentials of project reporting and financial management in a corporate setting.
- Formal project scheduling and progress evaluation
- Essentials of project planning and estimating
- Differing project organisation models for differing development methodologies
- Essentials of PRINCE2
- Project Risk Management
- Use of metrics for system development
- Consideration of commercial certifications including ITIL, CoBIT, PMI and PRINCE2
- Management of outsourced projects
- Consideration of new “agile methods” in systems development and impact on project management.
Intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Apply a range of formal project management planning, controlling, scheduling and estimation techniques recognising in which context these techniques are useful to project success
- Understand how project management methodologies assist in contributing to project success in a corporate environment and be able to critique a methodology
- Develop expertise in a range of techniques associated with the governance of a project. In particular students should be capable of undertaking risk assessments of their project, define the value of their project in business terms, be capable of identifying and managing the various stakeholders to the project, and be able to report project status effectively to their stakeholders
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Critical thinking
- Independent learning
- Confidence at presenting to a business audience.
Last updated: 3 November 2022