MANAGING IT PROJECTS

BUS5MIP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

IT projects involve multiple stakeholders with competing interests, operate in dynamic business environments and must deliver projects in increasingly short time-frames. The subject examines the foundations of project management involving scope, cost, time, human resources, procurement, risk, quality, communication and integration in the context of information systems projects and methodologies. Management techniques to effectively respond to the organizational, political and cultural barriers IT projects typically face will be discussed. Risk and stakeholder analysis, and critical chain scheduling will be taught. The subject will also consider advanced topics like project governance, management of cross-organisational projects, vendor and customer relationship management, benefits realization, project office functions and project management toolsets.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites BUS5BID, BUS5BIM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInformation Technology Project ManagementPrescribedKathy Schwalbe (8e), 2016Cengage Learning
ReadingsInformation technology project managementRecommendedSchwalbe, K.THIRD EDN., COURSE TECHNOLOGY: BOSTON, 2004

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop the knowledge and learning related to project management foundations, lifecycle, and management of processes such as project teams and communication

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Develop the skills and understanding of the management of processes and activities involved in project initiation and planning

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Develop the skills and understanding of the management of processes and activities involved in project execution, control and closure.

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class activities and assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)10 01, 02
one group based project report and presentation (2,000-words per student)Group assessment on final report (30%), individual assessment on presentation (10%)40 01, 02, 03
Final online test (Individual, 30 min)30 01, 02, 03
tutorial activities and assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)20 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPetrus Usmanij

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class activities and assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)10 01, 02
one group based project report and presentation (2,000-words per student)Group assessment on final report (30%), individual assessment on presentation (10%)40 01, 02, 03
Final online test (Individual, 30 min)30 01, 02, 03
tutorial activities and assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)20 01, 02