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INFO8003 - Advanced IS Project Management

Title:Advanced IS Project Management
Long Title:Advanced IS Project Management
Module Code:INFO8003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Description: This module builds on the fundamental knowledge gained in IS Project Management and allows students to work in teams to execute a successful cross-modular IS project. Students will gain knowledge on risk and quality management of projects and examine the benefits of the project management office.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply teamwork and leadership skills in the management of an IS project using project management software.
LO2 Combine the Project Management Body of Knowledge to the successful running of a project.
LO3 Appraise the effectiveness of the Programme and Project Support Office to organisations.
LO4 Conduct the design, development and testing of an IS project.
LO5 Analyse the significance of risk, quality and communication management as a project management role.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
12865 INFO7013 IS Project Management
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Management of Project
Completion of team business case and fully workable system. Use of MS Project to plan, control and monitor the systems development, draft documentation, documentation iteration and version control, allocation of resources and tasks across the team. Project Management tools and techniques for managing IS projects.
Project Management Body of Knowledge
Ten knowledge areas, project integration management, project stakeholder management, project scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management. Project assumptions.
Programme and Project Support Office. Agile Project Principles.
Evolution and functions of PPSO, responsibilities, benefits, expertise. Agile principles and techniques, benefits, the project roles and agile approaches, SCRUM,Kanban.
Design, Development and Testing
Design deliverables, design document, design duration, teams and team committments. Development deliverables, creating the project plan, preparing for development, code reviews, test checks. Testing documents, testing components, setting performance guidelines, testing tools.
Risk and Quality Management
Quality planning, performing quality assurance, performing quality control, customer satisfaction, prevention over inspection, continuous improvement,quality audits. Risk Management Planning, Risk Identification, Qualitative Risk Analysis, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Risk Response Planning, Risk Monitoring and Control.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Initiation and Planning Report with Project Schedule 1,2,4 20.0 Week 8
Project Deliver a Cross Modular IS Project with full Project Planning documentation. Presentation and question session on all Project Planning documentation for the Cross Modular Project. 1,2,4,5 30.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semester Final Written Examination 2,3,4,5 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of content and material underpinning learning outcomes 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab Session 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of content and material underpinning learning outcomes 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Lab session 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Directed Learning Self Directed Learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kathy Schwalbe 2015, Information Technology Project Management, 8 Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 1-285-45234]
  • Project Management Institute (Corporate Author) 2013, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Pmbok Guide, Fifth Ed., Project Management Institute [ISBN: 1935589679]
  • Jeff Gothelf 2013, Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9781449311650]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Harold Kerzner 2014, Project management, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons New York [ISBN: 9780470528297]
  • Harold Kerzner, Ph. D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, the International Institute for Learning, New York, New York. 2013, Project management, 11th Ed., New York; John Wiley & Sons, Inc [ISBN: 9781118022276]
  • Mike Cohn 2010, Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum - See more at:Succeeding-with-Agile-Software-Development-Using-Scrum, Pearson [ISBN: 9780321579362]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 5 Mandatory

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