This unit provides students the opportunity to explore various approaches to planning and managing information technology projects. Students will consider issues relating to the development and implementation of technology based on various lifecycle models, frameworks and methodologies. The main emphasis will relate to the use of the methods, tools, techniques, and processes for planning and managing IT projects. This unit will also expand upon PMBoK [Project Management Body of Knowledge] concepts and integrate several recent developments in relation to understanding the human side of IT project management, such as stakeholder analysis and human resources management.

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of different management and control frameworks and their impact on the Project Management discipline
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Project Management tools and techniques
  • Apply cognitive skills and ability to identify, analyse, and articulate the importance of team building, project risk, and time cost management
  • Using management software to help plan and manage information technology projects
  • Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 25 - 35% 1,2 
Assignment 2Group 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4,5 
Assignment 3Individual 25 - 35% 3,5 


  • Introduction to Information Technology Project Management
  • Nature of projects, project management and project management frameworks
  • Organisation structure and change within an organisation
  • The business case and the project proposal [charter/plan]
  • Project management life cycle including planning, execution, control and closure
  • Managing project communication, schedule, cost, scope, procurement, quality and risk management
  • Managing teams during project management
  • Alternative approaches to project management
  • Monitoring and evaluation of a project’s success

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.