BIT205 IT Project Management

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 2, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BUS102 Introduction to IT, BIT203 Systems Analysis and Design
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: Students will need access to lab computers or will need their own laptops in order to carry out lab exercises and assignments. Students will need to use a Project Management tool such as Google Sheets (https://www.google.com/sheets/about/) or Microsoft Excel.

Unit description 

This unit focusses on traditional project management methodologies and covers the key components of successfully managing a wide variety of Information Technology (IT) projects. Product and project life cycles are examined, and the project management process group model is used as a tool for running IT projects. Topics include the management of time, scope, budget, quality, risk, human resource, communications, stakeholder, and procurement through each of the phases of a project. Current trends and issues in IT project management will also be discussed.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Acquire a theoretical knowledge of the project management process groups model and project management framework.
ULO2 Explain the basic components of a project management plan and its importance in improving the success of information technology projects.
ULO3 Apply project management principles and techniques to solve real world information technology problems.
ULO4 Adopt the project management framework to write a project management plan for a simulated real world information technology project.
ULO5 Demonstrate competence in using appropriate project management software.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Introduction to Project Management
2. Project Selection and Lifecycles
3. Project Management Integration
4. Project Scope Management
5. Project Time Management
6. Project Cost Management
7. Project Quality Management
8. Project Human Resource Management
9. Project Communications Management and Project Stakeholder Management
10. Project Risk Management
11. Project Procurement Management
12. Current Trends and Unit Review


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 2: Online Quiz  15% 4
Assessment 3: Individual Project 20% 8
Assessment 4: Group Project 25% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 30% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.