Information Systems Project Management
Unit code: HIT7407
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
1 Semester or equivalent
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
Preclusion: HIT8060 Systems Project Management
Aims and objectives
Students who complete this unit of study should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of IS project management issues such as: the constraints of project management; the project management knowledge areas and process groups, as specified in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK); the project life cycle, all as related to IS
- Demonstrate familiarity with the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) framework and its impact on the Project Management discipline including: Programme Management, PRINCE2, and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
- Demonstrate knowledge of IS project management tools and techniques such as: Work breakdown structures (WBS), Network diagrams, Critical path analysis Explain the importance of achieving organizational value from IS projects and managing project risk
- Explain the importance of the benefits management process to IS projects and the techniques available for understanding both tangible and intangible benefits and measuring their delivery
- Explain the importance of achieving organisational value from IS Projects and managing project risk
- Discuss the different approaches to IS Project management
- Discuss the governance processes employed in relation to Project Management
- Introduce Microsoft Project 2003 and other software to help plan and manage information technology products.
Generic skills outcomes
Students will be provided with feedback on progress in attaining the following generic skills:
• teamwork skills,
• analysis skills,
• problem solving skills,
• communications skills
• ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• ability to work independently
- Introduction to IS Project Management
- Project management life cycle including planning, execution, control and closure Managing teams during project management
- Managing project communication, schedule, cost, scope, procurement, quality and risk management
- Alternative views of project management
ReferencesAvison, D.E and Torkzadeh, G. (2008) Information Systems Project Management. Sage, USA.
Marchewka, J, Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value, Wiley, 2009.
Hallows, J. (2005) Information Systems Project Management: How to Deliver Function and Value in Information Technology Projects. Amacom, USA.
Schwalbe, K, Information Technology Project Management, 6th edn, Boston, Course Technology, 2009.
Garton, C & McCulloch, E, Fundamentals of Technology Project Management. McPress, 2005.
Fuller, MA, Valacich, JS, George, JF, 2008. Information Systems project management: A process and team approach. Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey.