This unit aims to develop an understanding of possible approaches to planning and managing information technology projects. With a focus on adhering to an agreed timeframe and budget, students learn how IT projects are managed successfully and acquaint themselves with the appropriate methods, tools, techniques, and processes to achieve this goal. Students learn to identify risk factors and means to address risks to the completion of IT projects on time and within budget. Students also familiarise themselves with change management, the roles and responsibilities of project managers and the recruitment of project teams.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the significance of systematic approaches to project management in achieving successful IT projects, including software development and the pertinent agile approaches
2. Apply cognitive skills to analyse the risks to the completion of projects on time and within budget and identify appropriate management strategies for specific risks
3. Discuss human factors in IT projects, team building and management
4. Discuss project management tool options and use select tools effectively for project management
5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team