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INFO7013 - IS Project Management

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Title:IS Project Management
Long Title:IS Project Management
Module Code:INFO7013
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: Orla Cartner
Module Description: This Module will introduce the student to the IS Project Management Framework. Students will gain knowledge of the principles of effective project management. Emphasis will be on systems development project management and best practices and skills necessary to ensure successful project delivery.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the basic elements of IS Projects and IS Project Management.
LO2 Discuss the stages of the IS Project Lifecycle and IS Project Framework outlined in the Project Management Book of Knowledge ( PMBOK).
LO3 Explain the significance of the various roles involved in IS Project Management and Project Team structures.
LO4 Illustrate Project Planning techniques through IS Case study for the areas of Project Selection, Scope, Time and Cost.
LO5 Develop Project plans using Project Management software.
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).
No recommendations listed
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
Requirements

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.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Project Management
Project considerations, the role of the project manager, triple constraints, features of projects, critical success factors, stakeholders, project management skills, the project development lifecycle, the systems development lifecycle, project management phases and processes. The PMBOK, the PMI, features of projects, roles found in systems development projects, management of teams.
The Business Case and Project Execution
The role of the business case and feasibility study, contents of a business case, project scope, the importance of alternatives, project planning, cost-benefit analysis, benefits of a business case, the role of software tools in project planning, gantt charts, MS Project.Project,Program and Portfolio selection methods.
Project Development Lifecycle and Introduction to Agile Principles
Phases in systems development projects, potential added value, deliverables at each phase, the phases of change, the importance of dealing with resistance, cost of change, Discuss the principles of Agile software development and how project management methodologies can be mapped to the Agile environment.
IS Case Analysis
Planning and organising IS projects, managing scope , time ,cost. Effective change control and Stakeholder involvement. IS project development case studies.
Microsoft Project
The role of MS Project in the planning, monitoring and controlling of a software implementation project through Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams and software tools.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Series of Multiple Choice Questions to examine theory covered to date. 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Practical 5 30.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of semester Formal Exam 1,2,3,4 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 Lectures 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab session 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Independant 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
Lab Lab session 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Lectures 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Independant 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, 8th Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 9781285847092]
  • Project Management Institute 2013, A Guide to to the Project Management Body of Knowledge:PMBOK Guide, 5th Ed., PMI [ISBN: 1935589679]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jeff Gothelf, Lean UX:Applying Lean Principlesto improve user experience, O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9781449311650]
  • Harold Kerzner 2013, Project Management, 11th Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118022276]
  • Harold Kerzner 2014, Project Management :Best Practices, 3rd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9781118657010]
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 3 Mandatory

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