Managing IT Projects

SWE30010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


150 credit points from a Bachelor degree 
Anti-requisite: unit similar in content

Aims and objectives

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