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Information Technology Project Management (ICT508)
|School||School of Engineering and Information Technology|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This unit will cover the principles and practices of managing the development of IT systems, and investigates appropriate tools and techniques based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Topics address the knpwledge areas of the PMBoK across the process groups of a project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring and closure.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
ULO 1 demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of project management
ULO 2 describe the elements of the project management knowledge areas and process groups
ULO 3 explain the different types of software project and the models that can be used for their development and maintenance
ULO 4 develop a basic project plan, with its component parts
ULO 5 apply a range of the tools and techniques of project management
ULO 6 discuss the range of approaches to the measurement of an organisation's capability to produce reliable systems
ULO 7 demonstrate an appreciation of ethics, professional and legal issues in IT project management.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The unit uses a constructivist learning approach - in which students integrate the material with their experience based around their own interests, background and personal and career objectives. Students learn through workshops, assignment work and self-study including researching the current trends in the relevant knowledge area. Assignment and project work involve working on case studies that students complete to achieve the learning objectives of the unit. Students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on studying the unit.|
|Assessment||Students demonstrate their learning through active participation in workshops, and through assignment work and final examination. Students are expected to be prepared in order to participate in discussion each week. Bringing up issues for discussion is strongly encouraged to create an interactive learning environment. Students are expected to contribute to seminar presentation and workshop discussion.
Continuous Assessment: 60%
Final Examination: 40%
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a graduate IT course or permission of the Academic Chair.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed ICT327 Management of IT Projects or ICT618 Information Technology Project Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|