MANAGING IT PROJECTS

BUS5MIP

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS5EBI

Co-requisites if enrolled in LMBISC - BUS5BID, BUS5EIS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInformation systems project management: a process and team approachPrescribedFuller, Mark A., Valecich, J.S., Joey F. GeorgeUPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.: PEARSON PRENTICE, C2008
ReadingsInformation technology project managementRecommendedSchwalbe, K.THIRD EDN., COURSE TECHNOLOGY: BOSTON, 2004

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Melbourne, 2014, 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 other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
class activities and assessmentequivalent to 1,000-words10
one group assignment2,000-words per student20
one-2-hour final examination60
tutorial activities and assessmentequivalent to 1,000-words10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
class activities and assessmentequivalent to 1,000-words10
one group assignment2,000-words per student20
one-2-hour final examination60
tutorial activities and assessmentequivalent to 1,000-words10