MANAGING IT PROJECTS

BUS5MIP

2021

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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, labs and assessment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesBUS5BIM AND BUS5BID

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Information Technology Project Management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKathy Schwalbe

Year2018

Edition/Volume9th

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN9781337101356

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One group based project report and presentation (2,500-words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Final online test (Individual) (Equivalent to 1,500-words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Lab assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One group based project report and presentation (2,500-words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Final online test (Individual) (Equivalent to 1,500-words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Lab assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words, individual assessment)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2