MANAGING IT PROJECTS

BUS5MIP

2020

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. In this subject you will examine 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. You will also consider advanced topics like project governance, management of cross-organisational projects, societal issues, ethics, teamwork issues, project office functions and project management toolsets. The agile project management concepts and development are also discussed.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites BUS5BID and BUS5BIM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInformation Technology Project ManagementPrescribedKathy Schwalbe (9e), 2018Cengage Learning
ReadingsInformation technology project managementRecommendedSchwalbe, K.THIRD EDN., COURSE TECHNOLOGY: BOSTON, 2004

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate interpersonal communication in ICT projects and successfully manage differing opinions and viewpoints

Activities:
Lectures, Labs and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Create new projects and frame IT project management model and strategy in practice

Activities:
Lectures, Labs and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

03. Analyse and manage an ICT related project to solve a business problem

Activities:
Lectures, Labs and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Evaluate the management strategy of ICT project in group-based activities

Activities:
Lectures, Labs and Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One group based project report and presentation (2,500-words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Final online test (Individual)Equivalent to 1,500-words.40 01, 02, 03, 04
Lab assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)20 01, 02

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

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

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One group based project report and presentation (2,500-words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Final online test (Individual)Equivalent to 1,500-words.40 01, 02, 03, 04
Lab assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)20 01, 02